With the Russell Hobbs Buckingham you don't wake the whole house when you make a cup of tea in the morning. With a noise level of 69 dB, the kettle makes little noise while boiling water. The blue LED light on the outside of the stainless steel case comes on when the Buckingham is working. The kettle is also fast, because your water is boiled within 1 minute and 53 seconds. That way you don't have to interrupt that exciting series that long.