I have the black kettle and toaster and I really love them. The toaster works better than average and the kettle is fast. They both look really gorgeous in real life, and I'm pretty hard to please. People have said the kettle is noisy and I guess it is, but it's no noisier than my last one. If you're used to a normal kettle I don't think you'd think about it, but I guess there must be some whisper-quiet ones on the market I don't know about. Personally, though, I wanted something that looked nice and worked well and don't mind if it's noisy for the brief time it takes to boil. Love it.