I have used many, many coffee pots during my 50 years. This is the best coffee pot I've ever used. It is simple to operate and the very best part about it is that it has the best pouring carafe that I have ever used. It does NOT spill when you pour it. It doesn't leak down the sides either. The coffee pot also looks stylish. It is unique in that the coffee pot is actually sitting in a hole. You can't see from the picture that there is no back side behind the coffee pot, but there isn't. It looks good on the counter too. Very unique, but extremely functional. I highly recommend this coffee pot.