This isn’t my only way to make tea, but I do use it most often! I am most definitely not a morning person, so every once in a while when I know I have an extra early start, I get everything together before I go to bed. Then my lovely morning person fiance just turns it on and my tea is all ready to go. Even if he doesn’t, all I have to do is flip a switch and my tea takes care of itself while I’m still too incoherent to function. I do wish that there were more temperature settings, which I suppose I could have paid more for one that does from other companies. What reeled me in for this one though was that the brewing chamber and the carafe were completely separate.