I originally purchased this single-cup coffeemaker as a Christmas present for my daughter. She is a daily coffee drinker and had been purchasing a cup of coffee every weekday morning. Now, she has the option of brewing a single cup of coffee in a sleek, 15 ounce, stainless steel thermal mug that travels with her on busy mornings. The coffee stays hot in the non-slip mug for a reasonable amount of time on the long commute. The lid stays secure to minimize drips and fits well in our vehicle holder. The coffeemaker is an 800-watt model that brews quickly and conveniently. It comes with a permanent nylon coffee filter, so you can use your own coffee (more economical) or even the pre-filled coffee pods like Keurig (more convenient). In addition to coffee, this brewer can also produce hot water for cocoa or tea if you prefer. As far as cleaning is concerned, I've found the unit to be fairly easy to clean, although sometimes it's tricky to get the filter pristine. Yes, I bought one for myself. I haven't had mine as long, but so far, so good.