Time consuming to clean, but worth it for fresh, hot coffee
Positive Product Points
Coffee comes out hot Attractive Reasonably well built Easy to find inexpensive replacement parts
Negative Product Points
Time consuming to clean on a daily and long term basis Grinder is very loud
I've had this machine for almost 8 years, and have used it daily. When we first got it I assumed that it wouldn't last more than a few years given all the moving parts, but it is still holding up after about 3000 uses. I've only had to replace a carafe that I broke, and the bottom portion of the grinder that wore out over time. The best part is that the coffee is fresh and hot. And I emphasize the latter. I've found that most automatic drip machies produce coffee which is too cool. Sure, its an uneven grind, but its good enough for a generic morning cup of coffee. The worst part is that it is time consuming to clean. For a tip, the sooner you take out the grinder portion after the coffee has been made, the easier it is to clean. You can basically just rinse it in the sink.