After start with excellent results, the coffee maker failed to perform to expectations before 6 months had passed.
Positive Product Points
Makes a great cup of coffee For a While... See my 3 month follow up comments.
Negative Product Points
Water chamber a bit narrow to pour water into
This Capresso machine lived up to its claim of a 'just right' brewing temp for coffee (i measured a peak of 198F) for about 3 months... then it was down hill from there. It looked great on the counter and worked well for a while, but then ran out of steam. THe only way to get around the problem would have been to boil the water first and then pour it in, but who would want to do that?
After trying so many coffee makers like Bunn, Braun, Melita, etc - I thought I had finally found a reasonably priced and excellent home coffee maker. The bottom line: this unit is not built to last; it started out strong, but then degenerated.
no problems at Williams & Sonoma
Three Month Followup
It's been several months since I wrote this review, and I regret to inform that the Coffee maker did less than stellar after about 5 months. Brewing temp degenerated over time and clogging issues and overflow also became a problems. I would not buy this product again, and it has ended up in the coffee maker graveyard (the garbage). I recently purchased a Keurig B60 one cup at a time coffee maker and my initial impression is fairly positive.