Buy it for looks, because you can get the same features and quality coffee for less
Positive Product Points
Styling, styling, styling. Well, there are a few additional features that you may or may not see as a plus like the timer, programmable shut-off, and three selectable temperatures for the heating plate etc.
Negative Product Points
A MSRP of $100,- is quite a ticket if you consider that you can buy identical or very similar functionality for $50-70 in other brands.
I'll frankly admit it: I only bought that thing for looks and because it was on sale marked down 20%. Other than looks, it's an ordinary coffee maker with a few added comfort features that can be expected in this price category. The timer is useful, the included gold-tone filter is a nice touch. Temperature selection for the heating pad: well, doesn't rank too high on my list. Activated charcoal water filter: I have tried it with and without using regular tap water and cannot tell a significant difference. Just keep in mind that replacing the filters is not cheap if you follow the recommended intervalls. Automatic programmable turn off: ok, that is somewhat useful but certainly not crucial. The actual coffee is no different from what my previous Braun or Krups models would brew up for you.
Bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond on sale, what else can I say?
Three Month Followup
Working just fine, although the benefit of the charcoal waterfilter still seems to be limited.