The Chef's Choice model 686 Smart Kettle is an electric teakettle that heats water faster than a microwave thanks to its 1500 watts of power. The kettle has a one button temperature select feature with the choice of 6 settings: delicate, green, white, oolong, French press, and boil. The kettle is BPA free with a stainless steel interior and provides an audible and visual low level warning. The Smart Kettle has an automatic water shut-off for when the water boils and an electronic boil-dry shut-off protection. The control panel features an easy-read illuminated display that is very user friendly. Its concealed heating element is never in contact with the water and thus, there will be no mineral build-up. The kettle also has electronic protection of the boiling point at all altitudes. Its 360-degree cordless swivel design is convenient for both the right and the left handed user. The kettle can be lifted from the base for easy and safe filling, pouring, and serving through its precise easy-pour spout. The model 686 from Chef's Choice has a large 1.4 liter capacity and features a beeper alert when the desired temperature is reached. The power cord stores neatly in the base and can be adjusted to your desired length. The electric kettle has a cool-touch bottom and comes with a 1 year warranty.