Like the MoMA store's transparent stock pot, Hamilton Beach's Glass Electric Kettle makes watching water boil a damn good time simply by providing a 360-degree view (well, almost) of the process. Bonus points go to the kettle for getting it done even quicker than the microwave and way faster than your I'm a Little Teapot on the Stovetop.
The 1.7-liter electric kettle sits on a corded stainless steel base, but is itself cord-free for pouring. Its 1500-watt heat coil achieves a boil in less than 5 minutes when the carafe is full, and auto shutoff and boil-dry protection features make it safe for both forgetful and half-pint tea brewers or hot chocolate mixers to use. The kettle further accentuates its glass sides with an illumination feature that makes the water inside glow a soft blue.