- brews a full bodied cup of coffee if you use good quality, freshly ground beans. - has a great look for anyone wanting to make their kitchen look more modern. - brews coffee at a nice hot temperature with an adjustable level of heat for the burner.
Negative Product Points
- takes a long time to brew (especially if you select the strong level) - was somewhat hard to figure out how to use
If you are willing to spend the money you saved buying this machine instead of a more expensive machine, on good quality coffee beans, you will love this machine. I have owned it for 2 weeks and cannot believe that I got quality coffee from a 'cheaper' machine.
Aside from the fact that it was hard to figure out how to use it at first and how it does take forever to brew, it really is a machine that I can recommend. For someone who is obsessed with coffee and who is also on a strict budget that does not allow her to buy the more expensive machines, this one what a real treat to find.
The look of it is really modern, what struck me was the clock. I found it easy to read and really sharp to look at. It comes with all your basic coffee maker features such as, smart-brew, burner temperature adjuster, strength selection, timer and cleaning option. Not once have I found coffee grinds in the coffee or over top of the filter and NO LEAKS. Just a consistent, fresh, HOT, full bodied sup of coffee every time.
I bought this machine in Canada at a dept store called Canadian Tire for 69.99 CDN or 50.00 American Apporx.
Three Month Followup
No complaints, product is still performing well. Coffee is good and hot Cleaning is very easy and straightforward. No leeks or cracks.
One Year Followup
Product is still performing great. No leaks, cracks or problems to report. Still brews great, HOT coffee. Very low maintenance as far as cleaning goes. Clean cycle still works great.