Re: should i stay away from this ?
Personally I am a big fan of the Tangiers small funnel but the Chinese versions have a lot of mixed reviews (not that the tangiers original does not) and a vortex will most likely treat you better. Be aware that the draw on a vortex is going to be nowhere as open at that of a funnel. Pay attention to the holes on the spire. They can easily get gunked up and are somewhat hard to clean. You are also going to need a fairly thick grommet. It's a great bowl but it has it's problems.