We bought this coffee maker back in April of last year. Off the bat, we were very satisfied with the design of the coffee maker as well as the ease of use. The timer function is really neat, although we have not used it a lot. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I am not too impressed with the temperature of the coffee. I wish it was hotter, since I always drink my coffee with milk and do not want to bother with heating the milk. A negative thing about this coffee maker is that it has a tendency to drip/leak when you poor from it. Also, the coffee maker broke down totally (would not power on any longer) after about eight months of use, but that may be our own fault, since we never got around to decalcifying the coffee maker. Brew Performance Brews a decent coffee, but a bit too cold for my taste. Ease of Use It is really easy and intuitive to use. Design Love the look of this coffee maker. The blue light is kind of cozy. Durability The machine broke down after about eight months, but it may have been our own fault.