Sort of a pointless RP concept piece more than a time saving product. Put 1-3 water bottles in the floor hopper, toss your potion ingredients into the cauldron(in poroper order!), wait a minute or so pull the lever, potions appear in the chest behind you...It's MAaaaagic! Well it works but it's fussy, things bounce off the rim of the couldron fall in the hopper clog up the works, easy access to the sub level to clear the clogs. So yea if you want to make Brewing Potions take longer and have more chances to make mundane bunk junk even if you did it right, get this piece of junk.