I have a medium phunnel, a vortex, egyptian, and a mod. I use the vortex 90% of the time. totally idiot proof. The phunnels good but just so huge. I might find a mod for it or pick up a mini. i think then it might be in the same league if not superior to the vortex. The phunnel keeps a tonnn of flavor, just uses so muhc coals/shisha. I personally love the vortex because of the airflow from the side. it creates an awesome "bake" of the shisha, where you can legit pull it out after a session and its reminiscent of a donut.