I've always disliked grinding coffee myself. Never mind that it tastes better, and that it is far fresher. I hated cleaning the grinder and actually pouring the ground coffee from the grinder to the coffee machine. With the Melitta Mill & Brew, the grinding takes place right in the machine! Plus, it's super-easy to clean. Genius! The coffee is far better than the pre-ground, and without all the mess. The only drawback to this particular coffeemaker is that it seems to have a design flaw. We've had two of this model, and with each one, the lid to the grinding component has broken its latch within a few months. No matter, it works just fine (sometimes we have to hold down the lid on the grinder so that it starts), but it would be nice if that part of the machine were more stable. Overall, though, highly recommended! Brew Performance A really nice cup of coffee every time. Ease of Cleaning Very easy to take apart and clean each time. Ease of Use So easy, no mess! Design As mentioned above, a tiny design flaw in the lid of the grinder. But overall, a nice looking machine. Durability As mentioned above, the lid hinge for the grinder seems to break on these. But it works fine.