It boils water pretty fast. Way quicker than the Lin's Studios ceramic kettle at home, which leaves me waiting forever while I yawn in the pre-work twilight. For a few days before I took the kettle to the office, morning tea making was so painless. Fill it up the night before and flip the switch on the way to my morning ablutions. It's like.....a coffee maker. So I think I've gotten spoiled a little and I'm going to buy a Kamjove for mornings at home. I wonder if they make one that you can program to turn on at a particular time?