Pros:Terrific coffee and no plastic touching the water.
Cons:None that I care about.
The Bottom Line: For all who want to get away from plastics and at the same time have a large capacity coffemaker that makes absolutely delicious coffee, this is it!
I looked long and hard for a coffee maker that did not use plastic in the area that touches the coffee. Some plastics have been implicated in releasing substances that act like estrogens and I do not want DEHA, phthalates, and PVC in my life anymore other than absolutely necessary. I use GLAD plastic wrap as it is one of the few that uses pure polyethylene but that is another story entirely. I use special freezer glass jars for leftovers and freezing too.
I was about to buy a non-electric coffee percolator when I spotted the Presto. (Walmart- $39.95) It makes wonderful hot coffee. I use "Natural Brew" unbleached Basket Style filters and I use a hole punch to make a hole for the stem.