About 5 years ago I stopped using the stovetop to heat water and switched to an electric kettle. I've never looked back; electric kettles are so much faster. This one from Breville has the added advantage of heating water to a series of temperatures under a full boil - you can easily set the correct temperature for white and green teas, for instance. We've had this kettle for nearly 3 years now and it's still going strong; we use it several times a day.
You can see my original review of the Breville kettle here.