This kettle is mostly made of glass—German Schott glass to be exact. It weighs 4.2 pounds and measures 8 x 9.6. x 13 inches. It has an ergonomic handle with a lid release button. As a safety feature, its lid softly opens, slowly releasing steam in the process. This also eliminates the possibility of splashing. In addition, it has a safety auto shut-off and boil dry protection. All of its parts are free of BPA as well.