Panasonic NC-ZK1H Water Kettle

If functionality comes hand-in-hand with good design (and an awkward name), Panasonic’s NC-ZK1H Water Kettle is bound to stand out as far as small kitchen appliances go. This 1.4-liter kettle is wrapped in stainless steel and sided with smoky glass over a water-level window and blue LED indicator. It’s also got a push-open lid, large handle, 360° rotating base, washable limescale filter & stainless steel interior for longevity, plus an exterior that remains cool to the touch even during operation.

Pick one up on Amazon – $180