I bought this coffee percolator a few months ago to try out something new. However, I think I will just stick to my other coffee maker. I would not recommend this to anybody. Brew Performance Considering I cannot choose whether I want a dark or light brew, I will give it a three. I will say that it always came out steaming hot though. Ease of Cleaning I will say that this coffee percolator is easier to clean than more modern coffee makers. Ease of Use It really is not easy to use at all, and it takes a while to get used to making coffee this way. I prefer a more modern way of making coffee. Design When I first bought it, I really liked the simplistic design. However, my opinion changed when the coffee kept spilling out of it. I think if the manufacturers' made this a little bigger, it probably would not have happened. Durability This coffee percolator truly did not last very long for me. I owned it for about three months before all of the coffee kept spilling out of the top of it. I could no longer use it, and I had to throw it away when that started happening.