I love this coffee maker, for when your on-the-go. I had it for a while, until it started pouring out warm water, and it wasn't worth it to keep it at that point. I got a Keurig, which I actually like much better than this Hamilton Beach coffee pot. But, while I had this, I loved it and I loved the fact that you can fit a thermos into the coffee cup holder. It's great for when I walk to class early in the morning and don't want to wake up half an hour early to drink a cup of coffee. That's the one thing I like about this more than I do about the Keurig. As I said, though, after a couple of years, it started pouring out warm water instead of hot water. I don't know what happened but it was a cheaper coffee pot and it was worth the price for how long it lasted. I would recommend and would probably try it again in the future sometime. Design This is my favorite part - you can brew coffee right into a thermos. It's great for people who love coffee but don't want to wake up extra early.