I love this thing! I just throw the coffee in, pour in some hot water, wait, and voila, amazing coffee. I think it helps that I buy good coffee, none of that folgers crap. I don't ever pour until it's totally empty, the last little bit can get some grinds in it. It's really easy to clean. I will say that I was the screen and coil part that you press the coffee down with was easier to clean. That's a bit of a pain trying to get all of the coffee grinds out of it. Brew Performance I like super dark strong coffee, and I can get that without using a TON of coffee grounds like I used to do with other drip coffee makers. Ease of Cleaning Like I said above, really easy overall to clean, but I wish the screen part were easier. Sometimes I feel like I'm sitting there forever trying to get it all out. Ease of Use You can't get much easier than put coffee in, put hot water in, wait, and pour. If you can make a cup of tea, then this is within your grasp of mastering. Design Mine is red, which looked great when I first got it. Now that I've had it for a while, the hazards of use and storage and caused the red to chip and whatnot in places. So it looks a bit beat up now, but it still works just fine. I like think that clearly it's doing it's job if it looks like that. If it didn't I would never use it and it would still look perfect, sitting on the shelf in the cabinet. Durability The overall construction in durable, the red paint not so much.