I got this for free for signing up for the Gevalia home delivery of coffee. I didn't like the coffee even remotely, so I cancelled my subscription. I still got to keep the coffee maker. It really is not the best for heavy daily usage. It is slow to brew and some of the buttons are just plain confusing. I did not like that I could not visualize how much coffee was actually going into the coffee pot. Pet peeve of mine. It did brew fine, just slower than other machines that I've used. It's bulky, but doesn't really need to be. It was fine to clean with some vinegar. I am a coffee lover. I don't know what it was about this brewer, but if you let the coffee sit for about an hour, it would acquire a burnt taste. Yuck. If you're hosting a gathering and you need to have some coffee, it does fine for occasional use. If you have a daily, must drink it NOW habit, then I'd go with a BUNN or a keurig. This was free, so I can't complain too much. It's adequate, but not special.