I was a little wary of paying the kind of steep price for this Starbucks solo coffee maker, not because I have something against the brand but because sometimes branded stuff such as this can sometimes be a little iffy. But I needed a new coffee maker and this fit the bill better than anything else I saw- so I went ahead and bought it. It took a little while to get used to it, but once I did I was in love with it. Not only is it pretty to look at, but it functions really well. Not only that but it is remarkably sturdy and super easy to clean, all three of which are really important aspects to me. I also love that I can start it and go take a shower and then pretty much as soon as I'm done taking a shower my coffee is done. Overall it was a great decision and purchase. It looks good and fits well in my kitchen. I would recommend this to anyone.