I love my new teapot!! It doesn't whistle like my old one, but it's SO cute! I've only had my "old" teapot (below) a few months. It served it's purpose of making water hot, but it wasn't very cute. My new teapot is exactly what I was looking for when I bought my old one, but I couldn't find one like this. I gave my old teapot to Thing 3, who just this winter discovered the joy of hot tea. The more modern design of the old teapot is more his style than mine, so he was thrilled to add it to his stash of housewares for when he moves out. He's happy and so am I, evidenced by the goofy smile on my face every time I walk past my new red teapot!!