I love kithchenaid products and never regreted spending money on any of them, except for my coffee maker. I love the stilish stainless still and it's appearance, also, it makes coffee really fast plus you can programm you coffee every morning and get it right on time; the downside is that the stainless still carafe doens't keep your coffe warm enough, it goes cold from the time it just brew (my husband microwaves his coffe again so he can drink it hot!) and the carafe drips all over the place. I was serving coffe to friends once, and got drips all over my towel, not to mention the shame!!! also, think about the pricey water filter that goes with it...I'm probably buying a different coffer maker soon!