I know a lot of you out there have one of these, or have seen them before. Probably my most indispensable piece of tea gear I own. Zojirushi,s are brilliant! I cant imagine life without one. They make brewing any tea as easy as pie. With multiple temperature settings brewing any tea be it Sencha, Black or Oolongs as easy as pushing a button. Programmed settings are 212, 208, 195 & 175. Built in seven hour timer, so you can wake up to hot water ready when you are. Or ready when you get home from work. Large water tank, different models have different capacity's. Easily viewed from the front as to how full the tank is. When I first got this I think it took me oh,....maybe ten minutes to fall in love with it. Also great for hot cereal, instant soups or even warming a baby's bottle. These sell for a little over $100.00 if you shop around. Very easy to clean, no drip spout. If you don't have one of these, Get One! You wont regret it.