I literally threw my coffee pot away after purchasing this French press. It is very easy to use and easy to clean. You can take the plunger apart to make sure that is is cleaned well and it dries easy. You can adjust your own coffee strength by varying the amount of time you let the grinds sit in the water which is great! I love strong coffee so I can use less coffee but let it sit longer in the water before straining to get a full bodied coffee at a better value than using my old coffee machine. This is a must buy for any coffee lover!