Summary: As lukewarm coffee is being poured from carafe into cup, coffee dribbles to side of spout and runs down side of carafe. What an annoying little puddle on your counter! I tried 8 combinations of: rinsing carafe in hot water prior to brewing, using 1-4 cup button, heating water in microwave prior to pouring it in reservoir to slightly warmer than room temperature- all to no avail in an attempt to get hot brewed coffee.
Cons: Coffee Doesn't Stay Hot, Coffee drips from spout, Hard To Clean
Summary: It's a beautiful, sleek, stainless coffeemaker. And it looks good on the kitchen counter. But it depends on the thermal carafe to keep the coffee warm, not the little burner on the bottom which doesn't heat up at all, so the coffee doesn't really stay hot for any period of time. And the carafe is stainless so you don't know exactly how much coffee is left in it.