A good coffee maker for the price Brew Performance Brews quite well, with no issues. Ease of Cleaning cleaning this coffee maker is easy except for the basket. The basket swings out and it is hard to get it to come off. Also after brewing a pot of coffee you have to reach into the basket and take out the wet filter to throw it away. Ease of Use The programmable feature on this coffeemaker is cinch to use. You can definetely set and forget it. Design Like I said before, the basket swings out and it makes it hard to clean. Also, because of this you have to handle the wet coffee filter when you want to empty it, other than that it has a great design and is appropriate for countertop use and for small spaces. Durability I have had my model for two years now and it is still going strong. The coffee pot itself has not cracked after repeated washing. The heating plate has worked very well for the past two years, and the tubing within the system has stayed working well.