Written on: 10/11/2010
Have not noticed the water tasting funny, nor has it leaked anywhere (that I have noticed yet). This was a wedding gift and I was expecting great things. It is super for 1 cup, but if you need 2 cups or more, or for cooking it takes ages. Because it (presumably) only boils enough water for what is being dispensed it then takes twice as long as a normal kettle!
The variable function is good so I don't have to watch it, though the downside of that is I ended up with a cold cup of tea this morning after forgetting all about it!
As other reviews have put, it's good (fingers crossed it won't leak) but you need another proper kettle for cooking.
For the ratings above, I have rated both Durability & Service medium because I just don't know yet