I like to find the best possible product for my money.We were getting by on a old mr coffee maker. The coffee wasn't hot and bitter at times. Thank god one day my girlfriend broke the carafe.To purchase a new carafe was almost half of the price of the machine.Well it was time to treat ourself to a good cup of coffee. The coffee rich and very flavorable. Always hot! Only 3 minutes to make. You don't need a timer ,clock or any other gizmo.Don't look any further. My girlfried loves this machine. Brakeing the carafe was a good thing. Enjoy!