Breville's sparkling glass kettle boils water in a hurry - and looks great doing it. A powerful 1800-watt heating element inside its 360deg. swivel base guarantees impressive efficiency, quickly boiling up to 7 cups of water. When the water is hot, the kettle lifts off the stainless-steel base for easy table service. Brilliantly clear German Schott glass kettle is as durable as it is beautiful. With the press of a button, the "soft-opening" lid opens slowly, allowing steam to escape gradually -- not in a scalding puff. Extra-wide lid opening makes it easy to fill and clean the kettle. The lid-release button is conveniently built in to the comfortable, contoured handle. Auto shut-off feature prevents the kettle from boiling dry. Illuminated on/off switch is easy to see in the dark. Detachable mesh filter keeps scale deposits out of your water.