So far, so good, it makes a great cup of coffee. Can't comment on the timer, because we haven't used that feature yet. Also, we only used the paper filters twice, and then just used the gold filter alone, which is all that's needed. My husband thinks the coffee comes out too hot, but our old one was way too tepid. I like the auto turn-off feature too, as we both forget to turn it off on occasion. It's a good coffee maker, lets hope it's just as reliable in the long term.