Summary: First I would like to address some of the comments made by other reviewers. I did read many of them & was very surprised by ones who left negative reviews, a review based on lack of knowledge. 1) Their are filters for this coffee maker.
Summary: Bought this for health reasons. No plastic comes in contact with the coffee. I was pleasantly surprised though, that it's quite fast. Faster than the drip coffee makers! You do need to pull the cord to shut it off as it does not have the auto shut off.
Summary: I have owned this for exactly one month, and it almost started an electrical fire in my kitchen this morning. Unfortunately, I am just one day passed the return point. I am disappointed that there is not a way to return it due to a malfunction after the 30 day period.
Summary: Really enjoying my coffee so much more in this percolator. It is so quick and easy to fix, too. I don't even use filters --mainly because my mother never did use them in those days. So I thought, what the heck then - I won't either.