I'm part of a tea household: in our tiny New York kitchen, we devote an entire cabinet to different types, and I bookend almost every day with a cup. The problem? My stovetop teapot, which a) takes forever to boil water and b) has a handle that gets so hot I risk burns every time I pour. Thankfully, electric tea kettles are cool again. De'Longhi's new vintage line, Icona, features a squat, 50's-style kettle that looks great on my counter (but can be shoved away when I need more space); boils up to 1.7 liters in what seems like a few seconds; and has a protective feature that automatically shuts the kettle off when water is ready. No screaming teapot or burns, just hot water in the blink of an eye.