I needed to replace my coffeemaker and decided on switching from a regular glass carafe (I broke the last one and it was NOT replaceable) to a thermal one. I love this coffeemaker! It makes great coffee and it stays good and hot too. When you pour a cup of coffee it is noticeably slower than a regular carafe but that is because of the airtight cover, it doesn't bother me one bit. I way always bleaching my glass carafe because the brown coffee stains bothered me but no more. The thermal carafe looks good all the time, just rinse it out and your good to go. That being said, you need to make sure that the twist off top is very clean with no coffee residue or you could end up with coffee spilling out over the top (has not happened to me). I love the beautiful white color too and the small footprint on my counter. This coffeemaker is just the best!