It's a great deal at $120! Superior replacement for my Kitchenaid KCM400.
Positive Product Points
Keeps coffee warm without having to heat it. Saves electricity. Easy to use. Good coffee quality. Little or no mess. No glass caraffes to break. Removeable water revsivor!
Negative Product Points
A drip here and there of coffee when pulling the carafe out. Components are not dishwasher safe. Kitchenaid ones were.
Bought this to replace my fire-prone KitchenAid KCM400. I really loved that machine. But I really love this one now! I hate having to hand wash it all the time, but then again it uses so little electricity compared to the KitchenAid which would have the heater on for 2+ hours at a time. I have not measured the coffee brewing temp, but I am sure that would be worth doing. Maybe for the 3-month follow up.
The stainless look was very nice - lots of stainless. Many of the other coffee makers were a little stainless and a lot of black. We wanted cobalt blue (to replace the cobalt blue KitchenAid KCM400), but try finding a cobalt blue coffee maker in 2005. Nice that KitchenAid did that to use after spending hundreds on matching color appliances.
Bought it at my local Starbucks. Great experience, what more can I say?
Three Month Followup
Still working great. No complaints. Unit still brews very good coffee and does a great job keeping it warm and fresh. I can now say I prefer it over my previous KitchenAid that I was forced to get rid of (because of the recall).
Only issue? Not for me personally, but Starbucks no longer sells these units. They have been replaced by Delonghi coffee makers.