This coffee machine not as good as their last drip.
2 January 2008
Summary: I like West Bend coffee makers. They brew with the correct temperature to give coffee its best taste. Negatives have been they do not last long. This model's worst problem is it is difficult to put cold water into reservoir. The coffee funnel occupies most of the top of unit and one must aim the cold water pot carefully or cold water will contaminate filter and fresh coffee grounds.
Summary: The price is reasonable, and it makes coffee. It has has a timer which allows you to make coffee the night before. The lid is attached to the pot and because the opening isn't large, it makes it difficult to clean the pot. The space to fill the reservoir is about an inch on each side, and makes it difficult to fill. I don't believe the warmer keeps the coffee has hot as previous coffeemakers (and there have been many).
Summary: I bought this via amazon for the price, stainless steel, and programable features. The upper handle clip broke in a month. West Bend had no replacement clip and put me on a waiting list. When there was coffee all over the counter this morning, I went right out and threw the whole thing, with still hot spilled coffee, right in the trash can. I went to the cellar, and got my old no feature procter silex (under a sawbuck at target) and made my morning coffee.