Summary: This is an inexpensive coffee pot and my expectations were not that high so I wasn't really disappointed but there are some flaws. First is front fill viewers to monitor how much water you have added on the black coffee pot it is impossible to tell. Second is the 12 cup claim, that's only valid if you use very small cups.
Summary: This is the third one I've bought because it is the only one I can find that is short enough to fit under the kitchen cabinets. Price has averaged $25. On the first one I broke the carafe after 7 months, and a replacement carafe ($12.99) + shipping ($10.69) was more than the cost to buy a new one. I had the second one 3 years then the warming plate got crispy and rusty. This new one did not have the brew basket which the other two had, so I salvaged it from the old one.
Summary: this is a replacement for a mr coffee, and it is a very good maker. no spills over the lip of the carafe, and brews a good cup, once you get the plastic taste out of it. i would purchase the product again, provided it don't blow up now that i've said it does a good job. L O L..