Summary: The carafe drips when poring, the flow stop lever does not stop the coffee flow while brewing nor does the carafe fully engage the flow lever while brewing... That would mean coffee and grounds all over the counter, floor and anything else that's in the way. If you want to stand over the machine while brewing and be very careful how you poor coffee from the pot, the carafe is actually quite good quality.
Summary: Ordered first coffee maker, worked fine, no water filter. Ordered second and was sent a seperate mailing with a water filter. Second machine smashed to pieces, sent pictures, and received third machine. First machine is alright as long as you follow each step exactly. No shortcuts or coffee everywhere but in your cup. Third machine pieces broked off base, and not in shipping box, and stop bre broken.
Summary: We purchased this machine 4 months ago and have used it every day. We read and re-read the directions and followed them to the T. We lined the arrows up when pouring, we poured gingerly, we did everything we could think of. If you line the arrows up just right, and the stars in the sky are aligned just right relative to the moon, you can keep this thing from spilling, sometimes. Who wants to work that hard to get a cup of coffee in the morning? DON'T BUY THIS MACHINE.
Horrible Horrible Coffee Maker ...Please save your money
28 June 2006
Summary: I was stupid and ignored all the negative reviews saying that this coffee maker functions poorly, overflows frequently, and breaks within weeks of purchase. I was lured in by the great looks of this machine and the fact that it had a thermal carafe instead of a burner so the coffee would stay fresh. Like an idiot I bought 2 of these machines since we brew a lot of coffee. From the start it was apparent that the machines were poorly designed.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS COFFEE MAKER. I originally decided to purchase this item becuase of its nice appearance and the fact that it had a removable water reservoir. I have now owned two of these (after a warranty replacement) and both have suffered from the same defects and shortcomings. Here are the flaws: 1. SYSTEM FAILURE. The first machine I bought simply stopped working after 3 weeks.