French presses are not for the light casual coffee drinker. This makes some serious coffee that can be very strong. You can adjust the amount of grounds you use to make it a little bit lighter but the whole point of a french press is to have a cup of strong coffee. It's very easy to use, just boil your water and pour it in, put in your grounds and slowly press to brew. You can have a great cup of coffee in minutes. I like using ours when I'm just having a really slow morning and need that pick me up. Brew Performance Brews very fast and makes a great cup of coffee. This is great if you like your coffee strong and perfect for camping or other places you have no electricity. Ease of Cleaning Extremely easy to clean. I hand wash mine and it takes a few minutes. Ease of Use If you can boil water and press down you can use a french press! Design It has a nice sleek design, looks nice on the counter but small enough to store. Durability Has held up the past year we've had it. Still brews the same and the parts are in perfect condition.