I got my Gevalia 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker probably about eight years ago and I can honestly say that it still looks brand new. Therefore the durability of this product is just amazing. It is still just as clean and shiny as always. One good thing about this coffee maker is how fast it makes a 12 cup pot of coffee. It only takes a couple of minutes and then it is done. Also I like the fact that you can program it to make coffee at a certain time. This product is very easy to clean and you can put the pot in the microwave. Even though this is a kind of fancy/expensive coffee pot it is very easy to use and easy to program. I love to match it Gevalia coffee. The coffee that I make in this pot is very good and always taste fresh and new. This is the best coffee maker I have ever owned. In my opinion this product is very nicely designed so it actually makes the counter in my kitchen look a lot better.