This is a great sized kettle to heat water in. It heats very quickly (I like being able to watch the temperature reading increase) and the "Hold Temp" function works great, keeping the temperature within a few degrees of what you selected for up to 30 minutes. I wish that the temperature choice could be more precise, it jumps by 10 degree increments, starting at 50C, up to 100C but with some timing you can grab the kettle at any degree lower than what you've set it to.
I like the visual design of it, It has an interesting retro-future aesthetic with it's sharp angled handle and canister shaped body, all in stainless steel and black. It could be off the set of a cheesy 60's sci-fi movie about Alien Housewives.
As another reviewer stated though, the number of times it beeps is a little excessive. It's not terribly loud or intrusive but it sounds like a garbage truck backing up about half a block away.