I have a Sunbeam 12-cup Coffeemaker that I purchased about 5 or 6 years ago. It may have been longer than 6 years when I purchased it, but I have had it for quite some time. This Sunbeam Coffeemaker has given me great service for the price I paid for it. I have had other brands such as Mr. Coffee that hasn't lasted as long as this coffeemaker. It is not computerized either like some brands I have owned also. Usually, within a few years the plate burns out and I have to purchase another coffeemaker but this Sunbeam Coffeemaker "takes a licking and keeps on kicking" instead of ticking. Two years ago, I was for sure that my Sunbeam was on its last leg, so when asked by an acquaintance what I wanted for Christmas I said I needed another coffeemaker because my Sunbeam wasn't going to last to long. But as of today, my Sunbeam is still brewing me 12 cups or more of coffee everyday. And I still have a brand new Coffeemaker in the box for use whenever this Sunbeam Coffeemaker decides to play out. Brew Performance It brews perfectly with interval cleanings. Ease of Cleaning Cleans easily with soap and water, but gets interval cleanings with vinegar or bleach. Ease of Use Just fill coffee holder and water tank. Push "On" button and bravo. Design Its not a fancy coffeemaker in a basic black. Durability It has worked for 6+ years.