It's pretty cool. It does one thing and it does it really, really well. It's just a little too short for *everything* I want it to do, i.e. to put boiling water directly into a French Press or into my IngenuiTEA pot, but it can fill my Chatsford teapots and it makes tea that's too hot for me to drink! Yay!
Jet loved getting it to work, too, and had a blast working the buttons and playing with steaming hot water without the possibility of getting scalded. That's nice.
It's great for putting in a mugful of water and getting exactly that out, so I can just fill my tea mug with exactly what it will hold. Better yet, I can measure the mugful of water into the boiler and have it go into my Chatsford teapot for the brew, and the results fit into the mug exactly. Not something I could do by eyeballing my pour from the teapot. It always hits my old goal of only boiling as much freshly pulled water as I needed. Fun.