Recently received this coffee maker as a gift and I couldn't be more pleased. It's very easy to use and has a lot of great features, I especially like the flavor infuser. Would absolutely recommend this coffee maker to anyone. Especially if you enjoy freshly ground coffee! Brew Performance Fast brewing with a great flavor. Ease of Cleaning A light will come on and tell you when it needs to be cleaned and the manual has exact instructions on how to do so. It is very simple. Ease of Use It's a little complicated the first time around but if you skim the instruction manual, and just use a little common sense, it is a breeze. Design It's a little bulky but what do you expect when it has so many great features? If you have the counter space for it then you won't regret having it out because it has a very nice look to it. Durability I've had mine for almost a week and it came with a small crack on the coffee grinding lid section, but besides that I have not had any problems with it's durability yet.