Summary: This is the best coffee maker I have ever had... I like it so much... I ordered a second one for our beach house. Not only does it make excellent coffee but it is incredibly simple to set up and use... no extra buttons to push, timers to set, etc... It just makes a great tasting pot of coffee in about 5 minutes and you can pour a cup early... Although most of the time, the coffee is brewed by the time I get around to pouring my first cup.
Summary: We've had this coffee maker for ~5 years and it still makes great coffee. It's a very simple, very well made machine - no timer or integrated grinder even the flow shut-off to get a cup before brewing is finished is a manual slide switch on the brew basket. I like that. Less to break/malfunction. The expense is in the inside of the machine - a high quality pump and heating element that will last for years. It's not a pretty machine, but it's built for the long run.
Summary: As a coffee lover, this coffeemaker is easy to use, easy to clean and makes coffee (even robust dark fresh ground coffees) without bitterness, Far superior to the Cuisenarts, Bruns, Mr. Coffees etc. Well worth the price.
Summary: I purchased this particular coffee maker after seeing a review and recomendation on America's Test Kitchen. I have been using it for a few weeks and really like it. It is very simple and utilitarian. It brews perfect coffee fast. Some people may want a model that can be programmed to turn on automatically.
Summary: This was a total fail for me. I had hoped that I could put this on a time and use it as an auto-coffee maker that had my joe ready when I woke. No. If you do that, then your coffee is cold. I tried it twice, and went back to my old pot. The drip through lid has a large opening - so unless you time it perfectly, you are drinking cold coffee. And I spent a ton of money, and can't return it because i don't have the packaging. It is sitting on my counter unused.
Summary: I've owned this coffe maker for a bit over 6 weeks now and I am extremely pleased. I had read several reviews before buying that almost dissuaded me from making my purchase. A few of those are listed below, with my findings: 1. No automatic turnoff switch -when I go to pour my first cup, I turn the machine off. It's my routine, and have never had a problem 2.
Summary: I am a long time lover of a good strong cup of black coffee. I am not a coffee nut. I have an Aero Press, I have a few funnels for drip, I have a stove top espresso machine and wore out a low priced counter top espresso maker, ,also two grinders. All this to say I have been buying good beans and grinding them myself for the last 25 years or so.
Summary: We just got this and I made the first pot. I honestly didn't think it would fit on our shelf or that I would like it. But A. Test Kitchen said it was the best and my husband wanted to try it. So I made the first pot. It's really quite simple, but you need to follow instructions. I would prefer a glass pot, and may regret that part of it. But......the first pot of coffee was very good. And I don't need another clock in my kitchen..