Summary: Good machine, but for the price I would buy something else. Mine came with the mechanism that opens to accept the k cup slightly out of whack. It was pushed to the left. Every time I lifted the arm, it popped the lid off the water tank. The machine also smelled of plastic. The odor transferred to the coffee. Not a good taste, and Im sure toxic as well. For another $100 you can pre order a La Fenice. Or for another $180, order a Ratio Brewer. I ended up returning this.
Summary: Much nicer Quality than the ones from most of the "Big Box" stores. We were looking for a higher end look, an this on was it. Its also not as loud !!!! When in use. We originally purchased the nicest Brewer we could find in the store, two days later we visited our dentist office ,and this unit was there. We immediately ordered this on and returned our store bought unit. Much better quality, and more compact.
Summary: This is one terrify coffee maker. I love the large reservoir and the in tank filter to help keep the nozzle from getting gooped up with sediment. The top allows for storage of the supplied measuring spoon and cartridge for regular coffee brewing. It is fast too with an always on or 2 hour turn off timer so you can make repeated cups of hot coffee without waiting long periods for water to be reheated.