If I didn't have to babysit this pot to ensure it doesn't backflow, I'd be able to give it a better review. However, the mechanism in the basket that controls whether the coffee will drip into the carafe or not isn't reliable. It took half a dozen wasted pits of coffe overflowing from the basket onto the counter to decide it isn't me. I took great pains to be certain the pot and basket were lined up. But still, the spigot wouldn't open, and the coffee would be on my floor by the time I got out of the shower. Brew Performance It takes several minutes to heat up and start percolating. I have to stand there and be sure thst it drips into the pot before I can walk away. After that, it makes a fine cup of coffee. Ease of Cleaning When things go well, it cleans fine. But the mess it can make is unbearable. Design It's attractive enough, but something needs to be done about the drip mechanism. Durability It does seem rugged. It's drenched itself in hot coffee a half dozen times, but it is still functioning and looks clean.
North Charleston, SC