Rated 3 out of 5Â by ksioux A few glitches
The grind and brew feature allows you have have fresh ground coffee in one step. Love that! The thermal pot is a nice feature idea, keeping the coffee warm without having the burner on warm all the time. We didn't think the thermal feature kept the coffee as warm, for as long, as the burner, but I guess that depends how many people you have drinking the coffee. (there are just 2 of us). After 3 months, the coffee pot brewed only 4 cups at a time and then shut off. We thought we may have accidently pushed the 1-4 cups option, but after a week of brewing determined something is malfunctioning. I will be returning it and will probably replace it with the glass carafe 12 cup grind and brew.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by lrelias Poor Design
Although the coffee tastes great and the carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours, the machine is poorly designed. We don't even use the grind and brew option (which was the reason we bought this machine) because the steam causes a buildup of grounds, requiring regular and fussy cleaning. Most disappointing though is the lid, which has a vacuum seal that is nearly impossible to remove at times. We have had the machine for about a year and the seal is now to the point that it's also difficult to put the lid on. I love having a carafe but not happy that it has to be replaced every 9-12 months.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by VDOVE I've purchased this same coffee pot 4 times now. two where given as gifts. 1for my summer house 1 for my home. love this pot. There is nothing like a freshly brewed fresh grounded coffee.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by rustykkat High Maintenance
This coffee maker makes excellent coffee... however it is extremely high maintenance! The grinder constantly has to be cleaned or it will plug up, maybe due to moisture accumulation with the steam buildup. It does come with a tool to clean the grinder shoot.... but it is very annoying. You have to basically disassemble the entire thing to clean it. The quality of coffee is consistent on any setting, and the carafe keeps the coffee hot, but it does get stronger as it sits. After less than 1 year the pump just quit and it would no longer make coffee at all. I threw the unit out.