I have an OXO Good Grips Brushed Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
and LOVE it! It is a well-balanced design. The handle is well-padded with soft rubber anywhere you might want to grab it. So is the thumb tab for the cover over the pour spout. The entire body of the unit is molded from one piece of steel; the spout appears to have been attached but it's difficult to find a true seam line. The handle pivots more than 90 degree in one direction, making it easy to remove the lid fo filling. The thing whistles so loud I can hear it practically anywhere in the house, basement or second floor, with the kitchen being on the first floor. Front porch, too, even with the door/windows closed. $39.99 list price, but the ubiquitous BedBath&Beyond coupon drops the price by 20%.
I did have an electric. Hated it. If you go electric, be sure to check the minimum volume of water you need to heat. I make one cup of tea at a time, 14 oz max. I needed to boil more than 1 1/4 quart (42 oz) for proper operation. I was tossing over half the water I had to heat because I like to start with fresh water for each cup of tea. Got rid of it last year. No one wanted it from my garage sale, so I took it to Salvation Army.