This is great. You can make one cup or two cups. The cups go right to your car. There is not warming plate, no leaving on, no waste of electricity. Using its cone style filter it makes a really great cup of coffee. I have used mine daily 4+ years. It goes well with my modern kitchen and I would definitely recommend this item. Perfect for that working couple. Great for college kids. Makes a great gift. I have really enjoyed having mine it has simplified life and seems to produce less waste then others. Certainly no plastic k cups to clog up the environment and I like that. I get a lot of compliments on my stylish travel cup and that makes it extra nice because I often feel smart. Brew Performance Excellent make a very full flavored coffee. It is fun experimenting with new flavors. No plastic k cups here. Ease of Cleaning Easy and simple. Ease of Use Very simple. Design Very modern looking for those with black and stainless items in their kitchens. Durability Definitely durable.