The electrical circuitry in this device cannot handle the current present in my situation- an off-grid PV system. I had to add higher quality wire to complete the circuit to bypass the part burnt out at the contact breaker. I also had to remove the on/off switch to get it to work. The problem started at the very first time it was turned on. It works fine now- it just has to be removed from the base when it boils.
Yes, we are very happy with our new YOKOHAMA 1.8L Electric Kettle which is well made with stainless steel yet it is nice and light to pick up from its base to make a satisfying cup of coffee.