FYI, just reporting back that my first Pino kettle is dysfunctional and on it's way to the scrap heap: I think this is the first one that I bought four years ago. Its problem is that it is no longer measuring temperature properly--not a good thing in a kettle sold with temperature precision as the entire point. I had noticed in the last month or two that I was filling it more often than usual, and saw some new condensation on the walls & ceiling around the tea preparation area, and it seemed to spend a lot of time with rapidly boiling water even when set for 180s or 190s and not 205 (all degrees F). So I've been checking temps with an infrared thermometer--the water in the kettle and the interior walls of the kettle--and it's been 208+ while the water was bubbling away and the kettle's digital display was showing 190. This kettle does get a lot of use, several hours a day on weekends alone; and has been tossed in a suitcase a number of times for travel, conditions that could easily lead to loosening of a connection someplace; and there might be a bit of coating on the base element that is making the connection from base unit to teapot a bit iffy, some corrosion or hard water deposits.
I have no such issues with the other two pots from the same manufacturer, but I will take advantage of this problem to try out a Bonavita gooseneck kettle and compare.