I really love this teapot and think it's worth every penny. It's extremely easy to use, has the option to keep your water warm, has a memory function and has already set settings for how long to heat each type of tea, which takes the guess work out and allows you to make your tea perfectly everytime. The only thing I didn't love about this product is I don't like loose leaf tea, it has to be really strained so all I have is tea water, I had got this tea kettle in part because of the mesh screen that the water strains through thinking it'd allow me to just put my loose leaf tea straight into the kettle. However the Ridge around the top causes all the looseleaf tea to get stuck and clump up around the top when trying to clean it out, and you can't really get your hand in there very well...so clean up Is a pain. This is a preference of mine and may not effect you, but just a heads up incase you are like me and love the taste of loose leaf but not the loose leaves.