it appears to be well constructed and will serve me many good years of brewing great coffee
Joe Buckovic, Amazon
18 January 2015
Summary: First heard of this coffee brewer through America's Test Kitchen. Yes it is expensive, but it delivers an oh so delicious cup of coffee! Initially, I followed the manufacturer instruction of pre-heating the carafe by running a brew cycle with water. It keeps my coffee hot enough when I'm ready for my second cup without first heating the carafe.
Summary: This is the best coffeemaker I have EVER had! I went back and forth over ordering it because of the price, but finally just did it and boy, am I glad I did. The coffee is at the right temperature and the thermal carafe keeps it hot for as long as I need it to. (Not all day, so don't expect that.) There is no bitterness in the coffee and because of the carafe, it doesn't continue to "cook" on a hot plate.
Summary: Excellent, Excellent Coffee Maker. This machine is for the coffee geek or aficionado seeking the pinnacle of brew. You've found the right machine, this is the Rolls-Royce of Auto Drip Brewers. The heart of this machine is a 1500w Copper Boiler, most machine's are aluminum , less wattage and much less robust. What this means is that the machine is going to hit the correct brewing temp recommended by the SCAA (195-205) very quickly and stay there.
Summary: I was excited when I ordered this coffee maker, because of the great review by America's Test Kitchen - rating it the top coffee maker of all they tested. First cup of coffee was great - as advertised. However, after that, the next time I used it the basket overflowed and made a huge mess. Why? The little plastic button that the carafe has to push in to open the basket outlet malfunctioned. On examination, it was cheap plastic and only lasted for one pot of coffee.