It's simple, throw fruit in the middle, put water, tea or vodka around the fruit, the fruit stays in the middle and fuses in with the water. Once the water is gone, you can refill it without replacing the fruit. The pitcher holds up to 93 oz. of liquid and is not dishwasher safe. Also you don't have to put just fruit in the middle, you can also use mashed potatoes, butter, hair, shredded paper, or you could put fruit around the edges, and water in the middle to get water flavored fruit.