Summary: After using MC coffee maker brands these past 10 years (leaking decanters-premature element failures-fair coffee taste), went to the reviews and decided on this HB Ensemble 12 cup maker. Wow, besides a Great pouring decanter and great unit looks, the coffee comes out perfect every time! Keeping proportions equal, our morning java is rich and full bodied tasting. It seems to take a little longer, but the daily extra minute of wait these past 5 months is Worth Every Drop!
Summary: I originally posted this in the reviews for the red version of this coffee maker (the black one wasn't available on Amazon), though I have had the black one twice. I will say that HB is going to refund my purchase price and the shipping of the replacement coffee maker, so I am happy about that. The review below is copied and pasted from my original.
Summary: This is a cute coffee maker; the color is adorable, it is compact, and works well...for a while. My husband (the coffee drinker in the family) used this about every other day from when we received it in December. It leaked every once in a while, leading to floods of coffee all over the counter but we chalked it up to user error (maybe we put too much coffee in the basket or too much water in the tank). Then one day in May it just refused to work.
Summary: I had the exact coffee maker for 10 years and it died was so sad. Looked at the stores and couldnt find a red one or if I did the price was so high. Went home discouraged and BOOM there it was for only 25 free shipping! AGAIN thanks Amazon!