Kathryn K. Sweet
So far so good! I received the coffee maker a few days ago and set it up in less than 5 minutes. It even came with a few paper filters for the carafe side so you don’t have to worry about having them on hand to start out. I brewed a full 12 cup carafe right away and it worked just as it said it would. No plastic taste to the coffee like other reviews have said. I programmed it so that it will brew a pot in the morning and that worked perfectly! I love waking up to fresh coffee and have the house smelling like a coffee shop! It is super easy to clean. The single serve filter and the carafe filter container as well as the carafe are all dishwasher safe, however I will probably wash them by hand just to be safe.
We have been using this daily for two months and I like this- hubby likes to brew a full pot and then store it for drinking over the next two days- I hate the taste of old coffee and thought my only hope was an expensive Keurig and then found this little dream machine that does both. Like that I can use my regular coffee on the single brew side- very intuitive to work- still have not really needed to use the manual but will need to for the cleaning that is due. Can make a single serve big cup (cup not included with mine) or a regular coffee mug size with the metal filter that has suggested amounts in bumps of the side of the filter. Has a nifty series of stacking rings to raise the cup to the correct height- not electronic just stack em and go. Take up about the same room our old coffee maker used to take- important in my small kitchen.
First of all it’s really pretty. It makes a great cup of coffee too. We have only used the single serve side so far because there are three of us and we all leave st different times. Super easy and convenient and we all get a nice fresh cup in under 3 min!!! Another plus is the permanent filter for the single serve. Rinse it and it’s ready to go. Other reviews said they had issues with the grounds spilling over on the single serve side. There are two marks inside the filter. One is minimum fill line and duh the other is max. I’m willing to guess people didn’t read the instructions (because how hard can it be to make a cup of coffee) and over filled it. We have not had a problem. Can’t wait for the weekend to use the main pot.
Susan's Coffee Maker
When you want 12 cups of coffee, simply fill the water reservoir and brew basket on the carafe side just like you would a traditional coffee maker. You can set up wake-up ready coffee the night before with Easy-Touch programming and pour yourself a cup before the brewing cycle has finished with Automatic Pause and Pour.
Two ways to brew - single cup or included full 12-cup glass carafe.
Standard size - single-serve side water reservoir for easy, one-time filling.
Carafe side - water reservoir with extra-large capacity and measurement markings.
Brew strength selector - for brewing Regular or Bold preferred flavor/strength.
Control panel and display - with hour and minute buttons to program the brewing time up to 24 hours beforehand.