Summary: makes a great cup of coffee, has a design flaw in that one one the screws that holds the tank to the body can crack the base of the tank - second one works fine and makes as good of coffee as my old Black and Decker 2 mug.
Summary: Bought it as a gift for my wife a teacher to use in her classroom so she could always have coffee. She can't just leave to go to the teacher's lounge to get coffee but she enjoys her coffee and she can have it when she wants it.
Only one flaw, but definitely a good choice anyway
Mary E. Copper "meca", Amazon
3 August 2011
Summary: There are so many little engineering considerations put into this little coffee maker: The little handle to remove the filter basket (well done); the spout automatically returns to it's proper placement after filling water reservoir; and the sleek design. Forget the plastic travel mug except for maybe adding the water, and I use my own trusty mug in it's place for sipping coffee.
Summary: Pros: - great design, tall enough for a big cup or a small mug. - reusable filter, just rinse it out. - water doesn't get scalding hot, just the right temperature. - small enough to put a corner - comes with a nice mug - can also be used to get hot water (for ramen, or hot chocolate) Cons: - short cord - no auto turn off - all plastic (not a big deal, just don't manhandle it) Other than that, nothing. Perfect size for a single coffee user.
Summary: Great buy for the money! It makes a fresh, hot cup of coffee (from adding grounds to drinking coffee) in less than 10 minutes. Also comes with a reusable filter and a great travel mug. (If only it would auto shut-off.) If you can live without auto shut-off, it's an excellent buy.
Summary: For the low price, it's hard to beat. It does a perfectly good job with coffee, tea, and herbal tea. It's pretty quiet as well, which is nice for the office. My complaints are fairly minor: my favorite mug won't fit, so I have to pour from one mug to another; no auto shut-off; the cord is too short; and, the basket and reservoir are not isolated. I'm somewhat tempted to upgrade to a Hamilton Beach 42115 but I'll hold off for now.