First of all, this product is more beautiful in person than it looks in the images. It really blew me away how aesthetically pleasing it was when I saw it for the first time. Apart from that, it functions as it should and filters coarse ground coffee with no issues. The only thing to take note of is to be careful when pouring out coffee or when washing as the glass portion of the french press is removable from the metal body. Also common sense stuff like letting it cool down before washing with cold water to avoid cracking of the glass. Best to hold on to the lid while pouring out coffee to eliminate the risk of the glass decanter sliding out of the metal frame and cracking/causing scalding due to the hot liquid.