I had this Black & Decker Cup-At-A-Time Coffee Maker when I lived in the dorms during my first year of college. This is seriously a college kid necessity! It takes up very little space but makes a great cup of coffee. It is convenient to be able to make one cup of coffee, especially if you are on-the-go, like I was my first year of college. You can also use it for simply boiling water, which is great for making ramen noodles or those to-go macaroni and cheese cups [more college kid necessities!]. My roommate and I used this machine a few times a day and never had any problems with it. This comes with a built in filter but if you are not careful you can lose the small piece. Sadly, I somehow lost this machine when I moved! I highly recommend this, especially for college kids who have to live in the dorms. Brew Performance This quickly makes a tasty cup of coffee. Ease of Cleaning Very simple to clean. Ease of Use All you had to do was push one button and then wait for your coffee [or boiling water if you were using it for other purposes]. Design Compact design that is great for small spaces. Durability I only had this device for a year but we never had a single problem with it.