Pyrex glass!! I love being able to watch the water as it comes to the boil! Is this just the child in me recalling experiments at school?!!! Whatever it is,I also feel that I can make certain that the kettle is always really clean! I had a Plastic cordless one for many years and it still worked when I replaced it.I just felt after such a long life, giving such excellent service I would retire it to the local Op Shop!
We have a plastic one. Always have had and I reckon we always will.... I'm not worried about chemicals leaching out, it's not that kind of plastic.
I don't like metal ones, as they get too hot to be safe I think. I've not seen a glass one in real life but everywhere I've lived has had hard water so keeping a glass kettle limescale free would be impossible and it would look scummy and disgusting within days of purchase.... so not an option I would consider. Also, are they not rather heavy? I struggle with glass vases so wouldn't want to be worrying about picking up a heavy kettle full of boiling water - sounds like an accident just waiting to happen! I'll stick with my plastic :)
I am quite happy with my stainless steel one and it has a glass top. It turns off when boiled and gives a little beep to notify me, It can also keep the water warm for the next cuppa yay! Plastic ones get very dirty... we should all avoid plastic if possible...
plastic. my old plastic put in the bin as the window which shows the water level became black
would that be mould? not worth risking so out it went , this new one does not have a window or any nooks or crannies so hoepfully it will be safe
I have a metal one, that was a gift. I think I prefer plastic as it's lighter and a little more burn proof. As for glass, wouldn't that be really inefficient as too much heat would be lost out the walls?
When first married, had Russell Hobbs stove-top one. When its' element 'died', bought a Sunbeam Electric plastic one. Am only onto my 2nd of those in 35 years'. Good going, I think!
So I'm happy about that.
I've NEVER been disappointed in ANY Sunbeam product, (or Simpson white-goods, for that matter!), that I've bought over the last 42 years'.