Summary: Great design but the timer does not function properly and the clock randomly changes time. However with that said, the coffee tastes good but the internal functions are not working properly such as the timer and clock.
GREAT Coffee Maker ~ Ignore the price ~ No Fancy Bells & Whistles.
10 June 2012
Summary: I am totally impressed by the simple design & function of this HB Illusion. I have owned and operated many brands over the years, Braun, Krups, Gevalia, & Mr. Coffee. The first two brands listed were okay (both just simply stopped working after a few years & these were not cheap ones either). The Gevalia was a gift and only lasted about a year & worked sporadically toward the end. Next was my cheapo Mr. Coffee.
Summary: We really love the design, only negative is cheap plastic trim not chrome. Pot sets inside, maker is not deep as others, more counter space. Program and Clock on top much easier to see and program. Basket inside is deep and basket has handle to take out and rinse. Pot does not drip like most of my other pots did.
Summary: THIS COFFEE POT'S APPEARANCE LOOKS GREAT ON OUR GRANITE COUNTER TOP! ORDERED FROM WALMART'S WEBSITE; LOOKED THE SAME AS THE PICTURE ON LINE; DELIVERED TO OUR HOUSE W/NO DAMAGE. EASY TO ASSEMBLE! THE ONLY PROBLEM I'VE ENCOUNTERED IS THE SMALL OPENING ON THE CARAFE; ALL I CAN SAY IS IT'S A GOOD THING I HAVE SMALL HANDS AS IT'S A LITTLE DIFFICULT WASHING/WIPING IT OUT! ALSO, DON'T BE IN A HURRY AS IT TAKES A LITTLE TIME TO BREW THAT GREAT CUP OF COFFEE!