I have purchased and own the Crofton Water Boiler/Hot Pot for about a year or so now. This hot water boiler pot is awesome. Just like from the olden days but up to date in style and color. I have always found it easier to make my instant oatmeal or cream of wheat using boiling water from the pot on the stove. It is just much more convenient than using a regular pan and since all you do is put water in it you do not even have to clean it often just dry it out. This Crofton Water Boiler/Hot Pot is also good for making hot chocolate and instant coffee or instant cappuccino. You just empty the packet into a cup and pour in the boiling water. I really do love this hot water boiler as it is very convenient and not only that it is also very affordable. I think you would really love this product. I would certainly recommend the Crofton Water Boiler/Hot Pot to all of my friends and family. This is also a good idea for a gift. I really do love this product.