This Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Percolator brews 12 cups of hot flavorful coffee fast--less than one minute per cup. It has a Stainless Steel permanent filter basket. Spout is drip-free for easy pouring. Handle is cool-touch and cord is detachable and for tabletop serving and easy storage. Measurement marks are included for easy filling. Ready-to-serve light indicates coffee is ready and gentle keep warm has begun.