There is no need to use the stove for boiling water with the Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Kettle. The 1.7 liter capacity of the kettle gives you plenty of hot water, whether you are serving your family or having company. It works faster than a microwave, and allows serving without the cord attached. The Hamilton Beach 1.7 liter electric kettle is designed with an auto shutoff and with boil-dry protection so you can be assured that it is safe to use. The glass kettle with stainless steel accents looks nice in any kitchen, and the soft blue illumination adds to the look. Give the black Hamilton Beach electric kettle to family and friends who love to drink tea or coffee.