To better understand my excitement, a comparison photo might be in order:
The new PerfecTemp Teakettle by Cuisinart features (as stated on the shipping box): an ergonomic handle, a boiling whistle, stainless steel construction and, my favorite, a precise temperature gauge with multi-colored, easy-to-read hot water levels so I can brew that exceptional cup of tea I mentioned before. So, for example, now I know that, for the perfect cup of black tea, the water needs to be in the red zone, at a full boil; green tea, in the green zone, at 175°F.
I chose this teakettle over some others that were recommended to me because I wanted one that had a temperature gauge, even more than I wanted one made of stainless steel. The PerfecTemp is a bit slow to heat up if I start with refrigerator-chilled water, but that is a good thing around here. It forces life to slow down just a bit, which is really the whole point of a cup of tea.
This is my personal recommendation/endorsement. No benefits, financial or otherwise, were received from Cuisinart or anyone else.