I bought the Le Creuset Demi 1.25 Quart Tea Kettle after getting burnt by the steam of my old teapot. I liked that the handle is so much higher than the spout which prevents steam from rolling over my hands. This tea kettle warms the water very quickly and is safe to use. I do not have to worry about my grip slipping because of how sturdy and wide the handle is on this kettle. I absolutely adore this product and even after much use it still works beautifully. Performance This kettle performs beautifully. Safety The raised handle and sturdy material it is made from make it easy to keep your grip and prevents burns from the steam. Ease of Cleaning This is very simple to use and a breeze to clean out. Durability So far it has held up nicely. Design I love the design and the color of this tea kettle. The color matches the rest of my kitchen and it is elegant in design so I can leave it out when I am not using it without being embarrassed about company seeing it.