I had this same version but w/the thermal carafe for about a year now. The only thing I didn't like about the thermal carafe was that in the lid bits of old coffee would come out and I could never really get the thermal carafe clean. It made such a good cup of coffee I decided to stick w/the same coffee maker, but purchase the version w/the glass carafe. I have no negative features to report on this coffee maker. The first maker I purchased was about ***, so this *** price is nice. I realized after-the-fact, was that all I really needed to purchase was the glass carafe...it would've fit my other maker. Oh well....live and learn! Great features: cone filter 3 brew settings (how fast you want the water to pass over the grounds) I prefer the "bold" setting 3 burner settings (how hot you want the warming plate) the glass carafe is drip proof - I love it (and I can clean it thoroughly!) timer so I can set it the night before & wake up to fresh coffee
I have had several coffee makers over the years and I absolutely love this one. Not too much you can say about a coffee maker, except it brews good coffee and the glass carafe keeps it hot. I purchased a thermal carafe also, and it does not keep the coffee as hot as I like, so I keep it for a backup just in case I break the glass one.
Received this coffee maker promptly after ordering from Overstock. I am used to a coffeemaker that makes coffee from an added reservoir and is ready in 3 minutes, so I must say we are spoiled, but I needed a physically smaller unit for our RV. This one does it's job. The carafe pours without dripping over the sides as some other popular models tend to do. .