Pros:Great looking,makes wonderful hot coffee, grinds very good. Setting for the number of cups to grind works very well for my coffee strength, strong. Cons: Thermal pot is not really a true thermal and is a wrist-wrenching pour. Setting for number of cups to brew does not stop brewing if you have more than 4 cups of water in the container., i.e. If you set gringer for 4 cups to brew the water lever better not be more than 4 cups or it will brew all the water you have in the container. It would be a perfect coffee maker if: grind 4 cups and brews 4 cups regardless of amount of water in container. Not a true "fully automatic" coffee maker.