Today, everyone is concerned with energy conservation. With the Bodum IBIS Electric Cordless Water Kettle, you too can conserve energy! This kettle boils 50 ounces of water in less than 5 minutes, using a 1500 watt power heating element that makes direct contact with the water. Consequently, the energy enters the water without getting lost, heating up the metal body of your traditional kettle. Made of a heat-reinforced polypropylene plastic and a stainless steel heating element, it is an indispensable and practical tool for cooking everyday — and certainly when a fast boil is needed. The easy-to-read water level indicator shows in both ounces and liters the amount ready to boil. The Bodum kettle will automatically cut off power after the water boils a little while, so there aren't any dry boils. With the automatic shut off, you will never again have to worry about costly or hazardous mistakes!