The pity is having to chase one from China. Locally the only options seem to be white or black with a 1.7 litre capacity and 2400W element. I wanted something colourful with a smaller capacity, though 1.5l isn't much smaller but its 1500W element seems to boil every bit as quickly.
The old jug's lid became faulty along with three tap washers about the time my parents visited a month ago, but surely just a coincidence. This one also has the terrific properties of pouring without dribble, and not scalding fingers if gripped too tightly.