This coffee maker is good for work. I have it in an office I share with two coworkers and it's enough for just us. The price is right if you are looking for somethung cheap without bells and whistles. We use paper filters so it's easier to clean. It doesn't come with a mesh filter like more expensive pots do but you can buy one. It's easy to clean and small enough to store when not in use. It might be good for a dorm or a first apartment. There are many reasons I wouldn't buy this for home use now. the design isn't sleek. I prefer the square look to coffe makers; however, this does usually mean it takes up more space. Also, it doesn't have a timer. If you want to make a certain amount of coffee you need to measure it for yourself. This is also not good for so,done entertaining as it does not make enough coffee for a party. I will say it has held up and its very easy to figure out how to use it. I have cleaned it by running water and vinegar through it and flushing it out a few times.