Summary: We needed a new coffee maker for Sunday School. We chose this model because of the size and the maker (U.S.). It is easy to clean and exterior does not water stain. Without a paper filter some grounds get into the finished coffee, but we prefer to use a generic paper filter in any case.
Summary: Gets it done in just under 25 minutes, thats 42 cups, of the most wonderful flavor of Starbucks, Folgers or whatever you prefer. The cord i wish was a iniversal but then thats why its so fast.
Summary: We go through a lot of coffee around here. After wearing out our second drip machine, we decided to upgrade. The stem and basket are slightly awkward to use and I wish it had an on/off switch, but it is easy to use and keeps coffee hot but not burned for hours and hours. My partner always managed to make a mess with the drip pot, but the area is much cleaner with this. I am pleased.
Summary: I thought I read no filter required, but the first time I used it I had grounds in my coffee. Now maybe I used a finer grind (Folgers) than they suggest. I used a filter the next time and it worked perfectly. Maybe they should suggest using a filter.
Summary: I chose this rating because I am disappointed with the basket that holds the coffee grounds. I bought two of these urns for my church based on the ratings of others. Though we did NOT use fine coffee grounds, the grounds sifted right through the basket and into the coffee pot as we were putting them in. These were regular coffee grounds from the coffee can that we have always used. We had to put paper coffee filters in the basket in order to make the coffee.