Modern electric kettle options have a number of features unavailable in traditional utensils. Most boil water quickly, with those featuring "quick boil" dispensing a cup of hot water in seconds. Moreover, models with a separate corded base are effectively cordless and not restrictive.
While many stand tall, some resemble traditional varieties with a short shape with a handle on top. A few models even whistle when ready. A modern electric kettle boils water quickly and efficiently, saving both time and energy.