I had this coffee pot for over 20 years. By mistake I left it on overnight and the heater died. Glad that I found it through Overstock as most stores do not carry this pot. It is quick, reliable and keeps your coffee hot. One of the best coffee pots I have ever owned.
I bought this percolator for my son who drinks hot tea alot. I thought it would be faster than a heating water in a kettle or in the microwave. Well, he gave it great reviews! He puts the tea bags in the basket, adds water, plugs it up and within 3-4 miniutes he has a cup of tea...strong tea...with 2 tea bags. One tea bag would probably do. It's smaller than I thought but it will still brew 3 or 4 cups of tea or coffee. It turned out to be a great gift.