I have had this percolator for many years and just like the Energizer Bunny, it keeps on going strong! It keeps coffee hot until you pull out the plug and it does in very quickly. It is very easy to use and easy to put together. Fill with water, add coffee grinds (I don't use a coffee filter so you can save money!), put cover on, plug it in and presto, very hot steaming coffee in just a few minutes. It is also easy to clean out and you could put the basket, cover and stem in your dishwasher or hand wash them. One of the minor drawbacks is that it is a little hard to see the cup measurement numbers (2, 4, 6, 8) on the inside of the percolator. Also, I guess you have to remember to pull out the plug! However, a big plus for this percolator is that it is stainless steel and you will not be left with a broken glass carafe if you hit it accidentally. A good buy! Be careful about buying it used online because sometimes the heating element may not work properly on an old percolator!