Panasonic NC-HU301P 3.2 Quart Thermal Hot Pot has a Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) which keeps the hot water hot, just like a thermos. Save up to 42% energy compared to models w/o this protection.3 Temperature Settings (180/190/208 degrees F) that is ideal to use for noodles, tea, coffee, baby food and more. The Binchotan-carbon on the inner surface of the pot is coated with Diamond Fluorine. By making the boiling time longer, it alkalizes the ph. level of hot water which enables you to extract more tasty elements of tea such as amino acid and catechin. You can enjoy healthier tea that reduces body fat and a decline in cholesterol. 4-speed Dispenser control, automatically controls how the water is dispense. Cordless Electric Pump allows the unit to stay hot (approx. 90 degrees) up to 3 hours after the AC cord is unplugged which makes the unit very portable.