We do like this coffeemaker. I purposely waited a month after recieving it to write this review so we would have a chance to find any flaws. I have not located a local store that carries the charcoal water filters yet but did find them available on-line. Two water filters came with the unit and are expected to last about 60 brews. I like that we can adjust the temperature of the hotplate and the length of time that the coffeemaker remains on after brewing. We set it to shut off at one hour and it gives a low beep when it is shutting off so we can turn it back on if needed. It brews a good strong cup of coffee for me to head off to work or a full pot of weaker brew for my retired husband to enjoy through the morning. We are very happy with this unit.