Summary: Shipper placed one sheaf of folded paper between product box and shipped carton. Not good. Coffee maker was dead on arrival. This was not a complicated product. While it does have programmable clock brew start, it has an on switch that when pressed should heat the water and start to brew. On switch lit up red as per instructions but nothing happened. Didn't heat the water.
Summary: I purchased this product to replace an older model of the same coffeemaker. The coffee basket is an improvement, but the time display is hard to read unless you bend down to view it straight on. It does make tasty coffee.
Nice, but Disappointing ... early Failure & Possible Fire Hazard
2 April 2011
Summary: Cheap unit with some nice features. While not listed in product description, research reveals product has ONLY 180 day warranty from mfgr. I cannot recommend this unit. Buyer's should be aware that I experienced a total electrical & functional failure after 10 months which nearly caused an electrical & plastic fire while we were sleeping.
Summary: I bought this coffeemaker because it was inexpensive and supposedly 12 cups. Unfortunately, it considers a "cup" to be about 4 ounces! There's no way you get 12 cups out of it. Also, the cover for the carafe is very badly designed; you have to snap two plastic prongs into place and twist them to get the cover off. It felt like impending trouble, and sure enough one of the prongs broke off within a couple of weeks. Also, all of the coffee never drains into the carafe.
Summary: Had this for a couple month's now and it really is a great coffeemaker, with I think could have had a few improvements. 1.Led is not lighted. 2.Too easy to accidentally hit the minute and hour set buttons. Those are the reasons it received a 4 star instead of a 5. Other wise for the price its a bargain, it makes a good coffee in a short amount of time and keeps the coffee hot.
Summary: If you don't care about bells and whistles on a brewer this is perfect. After 2 weeks of use it developed some spots on the warmer which in time I think might start peeling off which is why I originally bought this as a replacement for my old one.
Summary: I purchased this coffeemake after reading extensive reviews on Amazon and other web-sites for coffemakers at this price range. My mother-n-law came to visit me and her son for a week. Since she is a regular coffee drinker which I am not, needed to find one that was reasonably price and functioned well. This one did. My mother-n-law enjoyed her morning cup. I bought the more pricier filter cups so I'm sure that plays a part in good coffee.
Summary: This is a great machine. It heats up fast, and brews fast. I read the reviews about the coffee tasting like plastic, and I had the same problem at first. But I cleaned it with the vinegar solution, and after a couple uses, the plastic taste went away and now we just have a great machine.