Hard to beat performance for the price, coffee is great for a drip machine, not messy to use.
Positive Product Points
Inexpensive Easy to set up and use out of the box Brews very drinkable coffee Easy to clean
Negative Product Points
Like most drip machines, temp is on the low side Annoying beeps when coffee is finished brewing Seems to take awhile to brew (especially on the strong setting)
This review is for model number 7985-33. So far I have been very pleased with this machine. This is the first drip coffee maker I have owned (I prefer French press) and as such I was not sure what to expect in terms of performance and taste. I have been pleasantly surprised with what this machine can produce (given its price) and find I end up with coffee that is very drinkable at a consistent temperature of 174 degrees. The programmable feature are a nice convenience (although I grind my beans just before brewing) and I found the machine easy to set up and use. Brewing time for the "strong" setting takes 12 minutes for 8 cups of coffee (seems slow, although I'm not sure how fast other machines are in this respect). The beeps at the end of the brewing cycle are a little annoying but other than that I haven't found much to complain about. Time will tell if this unit is durable and can continue to maintain a quality end result. Certainly not the best coffee I have ever had, but for drip coffee it does a very competent job at a very reasonable price.