I am interested in hearing from users of the Bodum Columbia Thermal 12-Cup Coffee and Tea Press, Stainless Steel. I have used French press in the past and might be interested going back to using one. I like the fact that this is suppose to keep the coffee warm. I am a sucker for good looking things and this is beautiful. I am not interested in buying a gadget that is not functional or does to work well. There is a 8 cup version as well.