Took the suggestion from last week and ordered the Bodum electric tea kettle last week from Cook.com. It arrived today. The kettle can boil 12 C. of water in 5-6 mins. 4-5 C. in about 3 mins. Thanks for the suggestion. This kettle is going to get used for a lot more than tea.
We had an electric kettle that had been a wedding gift but never replaced after a house fire. The kettles that were available in the US at that time were quite expensive. This one was $29.99 + shipping. It is slim and compact being oval in shape and sits close to the counter splashback rather unobtrusively. Great buy and thanks so much for the suggestion. Really!