The Bonavita 1.7 liter controlled temperature electric tea kettle is made of stainless steel, and has a brushed finish. The Bonavita 1.7 liter controlled temperature electric tea kettle sits on an electrical base, where it can freely rotate, and will easily lift off the base for pouring and/or refilling. The Bonavita controlled temperature electric tea kettle features a 1000 Watt heating element, which will boil a liter of water in a few minutes.
Note that the controlled temperature kettle allows you to preset the temperature in increments of ONE degree Centrigrade, from 140-degrees up to boiling (212 degrees). This will allow you to set the water to exact temperatures for different teas, many of which should brew between 175 degrees and 205 degrees, depending on the tea. This is also a very useful feature for cupping - which you very well may want to do with this kettle, since it uniformly heats enough water for more than 5-6 cups at a time.
The Bonavita controlled temperature electric tea kettle allows you to set the temperature to be held for up to an hour. The Bonavita controlled temperature electric tea kettle also features an automatic shut-off so that the kettle will not boil dry and cause a hazard.
This kettle allows you to set the temperature in increments of 1-degree, and to hold the water in the kettle at that temperature for up to an hour.