Just wish I had gotten the 12 cup model. Ten cups of weekend coffee goes pretty fast. My hands are crippled due to rheumatoid arthritis so the metal carafe/pot is a blessing as I was breaking the glass pots with came with other coffee maker brands. I am also less likely to burn myself with this insulated carafe versus a hot glass carafe. The carafe also has a secure lid that won't allow hot coffee to splash out onto my hands, feet, or floor should I bump into something. The metal thermos pot was my primary reason for choosing this coffee maker. My coffee stays hot without an energy wasting burner that just distills coffee down into something akin to motor oil! A bit more complicated than other coffeemakers at first. Taping a "que card" with the instructions and coffee/water measurements to the inside of the cabinet door in front of the cups helps resolve this problem.