The Hamilton Beach 5-Cup Coffee Maker goes well in any kitchen and is designed with the user in mind. It's auto pause and serve functions and features a cone-shaped brew basket, a non-stick hot plate and a swing-out brew basket for easy access. The on and off switch is lighted, so a quick glance lets you know if the unit is on or off. The 5-cup coffee carafe is made of stainless steel. There are no glass parts to break. It is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.