I bought this percolater because I needed something that would work wherever I went! I took it with me on a trip overseas cause I wanted American coffee while not in America. Not only was it a huge help for me every morning but was a big hit for the people that came to my house! I had to buy three more and send them to friends when I got back!! The pot is well made looks great and brews great tasting coffee. Sometimes we used it for herbal tea! The handle is strong and far enough away from the pot that it doesn't melt when it's put on the burner properly. the price was not too bad either I bought mine online for around $30 it's been 4 years now but it still shines like new. My only bad thing to say about it is it's very hard to find at stores .... no one sells them anymore so you HAVE to look online. I'm old fashioned and love the old stuff THE SIMPLER THE BETTER! All in all a great product to have and I would recommend having it !