As seems usual for us, our existing kettle developed a fault just after 2 years use. Would have replaced like for like, but model discontinued, so searched for a new replacement. Looked at lots, reviews similar for most and most but my Wife saw a Sage kettle at my Daughters which she liked. Reviews were mixed (not uncommon), but I saw this AEG Kettle and the price was OK (not the cheapest and not one which is ridiculously expensive and I liked the design (only negative is that the water level is hidden by the handle, so not as easy as it could be to see, but not to much off an irritation. Satin finished stainless steel, so finger marks shouldn't be a big issue. Is it noisier than our previous kettle, possibly. Control panel is simple and clear...big plus! Time will tell as regards to longevity, but first 2 weeks gone and all is well.
Variable Temperature Control
With five programmable temperature settings, you can enjoy your tea the way it’s meant to be: 80°C green tea, 85°C white tea, 90°C oolong tea, 95°C coffee, and 100°C for black and herbal teas, also instant oatmeal or noodles. Get real-time temperature on the digital LCD display during heat up.