Pros:* Versatile and easy to use, stainless carafe and mugs.
Cons:* Can't see how much coffee is left in the stainless steel carafe.
Not a regular coffee drinker myself, I purchased this coffee maker when my coffee loving sister visited me. She liked it so much she purchased one for herself when she went home. It's very handy having the options of making either a full pot (stainless thermal), or one, or two, large stainless thermal mugs. One reviewer stated that the mugs didn't fill equally when using two, but I have not encountered that problem. Bottom line is it's versatile and easy to use.