If your coffee normally sits on the counter for a long time, you might want to consider purchasing a Hamilton Beach 6 Cup Digital BrewStation - a contemporary coffee brewer that prepares one cup at a time. No more scorched coffee from hot plates left on. The brewer's insulated tank helps keep the heat in and keeps flavor from escaping. When you have a craving for coffee, simply lift your cup to the nozzle and dispense - much like getting water from the refrigerator. The programmable clock includes a two-hour automatic shut-off for safety. Speaking of safety, you'll notice there's no glass carafe to break. This coffee maker was designed with you in mind.