I drink a ton of tea and usually get pretty lazy about boiling water, so i just plop my mug in the microwave, but recently my 4yr old started wanting “tea” too (which I pour over ice to cool down of course), and this kettle is super handy for boiling a higher quantity of water now! I’m not sure how it’s possible that I’ve never owned an electric kettle before given how much tea I drink, but I love using this gadget! Besides being able to boil more water than a “mug in the microwave,” it’s awesome because it’s self-contained, so the stove is not all hot and hazardous (etc) like it would be with a traditional kettle…seems minor but that’s important with my young kids around! This is the 2nd product I’ve tried from Willow & Everett and they are both great. The customer service was really helpful when I asked about something on my last order too.