Summary: This unit is a little pricey, but has proven to be worth the cost. It was purchased for work where ten people use it regularly. It brews quickly and the beverage is much hotter than our old one. This seems to improve the flavor from the k cups. The five cup sizes are important as our old one had only three and they were all too small for us, requiring us to brew twice to get the right amount of coffee. The large reservoir helps too. One note..
Summary: After reading some independent reviews, I selected the Cuisinart rather than the Kuerig, based on coffee taste and the three year warranty vs. Kuerig's one year warranty. The Cuisinart does make a very consistent and hot cup of coffee. However, all the K-Cups that came with the Cuisinart had expired which was frustrating.
Summary: After much research about single cup brewing machines this was the one hands down. Its more expensive than the other brand name and was not available locally at my Costco stores at the time I purchased it. Nevertheless I took to the plunge to replace my old k-cup maker that finally died after about 3 -4 years use.
Pros: more extras included than competing brands excellent price on k-cups at costco k-cups are avialable everywhere much more convenient that other brewing methods includes water filters others are separate
Cons: expect these systems to only last 3-4 years can be costly in the long run must be kept clean per instructions more expensive than competition
Summary: My wife and I are both RNs. She works nights while I am on a day schedule. Now we both get freshly brewed coffee or tea just when we want it. In addition to the prefilled K cups that keep your coffee fresher than a large can, the unit easily brews custom blends, loose tea, or tea bags. We also use it as a ready source of steaming-hot water for soups and other applications. It saves us space by replacing both the coffee maker and the hot pot on our counter.
Pros: very fast: hot coffee tea water in a minute replaced two appliances on our counter coffee and tea remain freshly sealed until use large 80 oz reservoir base comes off easily for cleaning