I want my coffee fast and the Bunn is almost instant. The chamber keeps the water hot, so when you're ready to brew just add coffee to the basket, pour in cold water and it pushes the hot through the brewer. Almost no waiting. The thermal pot keeps your coffee ready to drink for hours, warm all day. No hot plate or burnt coffee, you can carry the carafe to the table if you want.
The version I like best has the insulated carafe not the glass. I've broken too many glass carafes. One of the best features of this coffee maker. Be sure to select the 55200 version.