I've had a Black & Decker coffee maker for almost ten years now! I can't believe how well it's held up because when I bought it, I just wanted a cheap one for the time being. It has a simple timer on it that anyone can figure out and use with ease; it also displays the time on the coffee pot which is a nice feature. The machine its self is a litle bulky, but in the last ten years I think that they've slimmed down a little. One thing I really like about the Black and Decker coffee pot is the fact that it has a 12 cup decanter. If you're going to be sharing your coffee with anyone, you better have a 12 cupper! This coffee machine makes really good tasting coffee - but you have to make sure that you keep it clean by running batches of baking soda water and vinegar water through it occasionally. If you don't keep it clean the coffee starts to taste a little bitter. I would reccomend this coffee maker because its inexpensive and works well!