Coffee stays hot for approximately 8 to 9 hours. If left overnight with a fair amount in the pot, it will still be warm the next morning. I have owned two of these over the past 8 years and will purchase another if anything happens to the current coffee maker. First replacement of the maker was due to human error (mine), not the design of the coffee pot. I tried a couple different brands in between (cheaper) and did not find one which would stand up to the performance of this one. Burners tend to burn the coffee and this one does not. No burner, fresher coffee! Brew Performance Makes an excellent cup of coffee Ease of Cleaning Cleaning would be easier if everything came apart, but then I would probably not be able to reassemble. Ease of Use We use coffee beans and grind them ourselves. The maker was designed with easy access in mind for any type of coffee user. It is programmable and we love having our coffee waiting on us when we wake, rather than the other way around. Durability Will last years if taken care of properly. I have to admit I do clean the pot quite often but generally forget about running a clean cycle through and this coffee maker has outlasted any others owned in the past. And we are senior citizens so we had a few.