Once you try it, you‘ll use it all the time. My drip maker usually sits idle now.
Positive Product Points
Great coffee - very rich taste - cloth filter leaves no sediment - easy to use - fun to watch
Negative Product Points
Messy cleanup - need to figure out right grind and right brewing time by trial and error
I have a stand model with alcohol burner that I purchased new on eBay for $51.00. Once I figured out the grind, quantity of grounds and brewing time, the coffee has been consistently great.
Cleanup can be a bit messy - espcially scrubbing the cloth filter. The instructions tell you to remove and bleach the filter on occasion, but the tie on string is knotted and a new one would hve to be sewed on. However, I have‘t bothered to try bleaching it yet and have not had any deterioration in coffee quality. Replacement filters may be hard to find.
I tried a Cory glass filter rod (new model) as an alternative but kickdown was extremely slow and some sediment came through. Stick to the cloth Yama filter.