I have had this stainless steel brewer for the last year and really enjoy the coffee that it brews. This is a traditional brewer that uses a coffee filter and has a steel carafe that brews coffee slowly. It is also programmable on demand for the early morning cup. Prior to using this coffee pot I had one of the pod brewers but it did not meet my needs for a quality cup of coffee. I love the stainless steel carafe because it maintains the coffee hot and can be used on the table when serving. Brew Performance Very traditional coffee maker the uses a slow drip. The coffee flavor is exactly as desired. Ease of Cleaning I have used the traditional brewer cleaners on this maker without issues. Ease of Use Very easy to use and programs with just a touch of the button. Design I like the sleek design and stainless steel appearance throughout. The stainless carafe is a great feature as it keeps the coffee very hot after brewing without having to be stationary on the maker heating element. Durability Very well made and constructed.