Summary: I've been a faithful Capresso/Jura user for years. Been through three of their older coffeemaker/grinder combos, using them so much they finally died. This new model, which fancy looking, does its primary job of grinding coffee very poorly. Constantly jams the grinder with any beans I put in, forcing a manual reset of the maker. I've read over at Amazon a ton of similar experiences with this model, so it is not isolated to just me. Avoid at all costs.
Summary: I have to partially agree with namarchetti (poster above). I had the original Capresso swing arm back in 1994 and it still works and never had it serviced. I was looking for the 454 swing arm which was Capresso's flagship, but it was discontinued and replaced with this model. I have had this 464 now for about 2 years and have not had one problem. The coffee is hot and the only downside to it is that you have to be careful using oily beans.
Summary: A snap to clean! Coffee tastes more like coffee...again. I initially hesitated at the cost of this unit, but after the first couple of pots of coffee, it is well worth it!! I will never buy another Quisinart.
Pros: Durable, Easy to clean, Functional, Improves Taste, Stylish
Summary: We really like this coffeemaker. Great tasting brew using freshly ground beans, this machine has a lot of flexibility in fine tuning the process - from strength selection to grind degree. We love it so much that we got another for our vacation home because didn't want to settle for anything less.
Pros: Easy clean-up, Great tasting brew, Love the burr grinder