I am so glad I finally found this Coffee Maker !! I tried several other well known expensive brands in the same price range, and was very disappointed. I gave it a four star rating ONLY because it really isn't brushed metal, but plastic with a brushed metal simulated finish. It still is a nice looking machine. The coffee, however ,is superior to any of the cone shaped filter systems I tried before switching back to this style. This is the typical flat bottom brew basket which uses the pleated round paper filters. It also comes with a permanent filter. The coffee will be a bit cloudy if that is used. The basket style produces the best flavor and sprays over the coffee more evenly instead of funneling down through the middle of the grinds to the pointy cone shaped bottom. I like the non-grinding option. I prefer to grind my own beans first. The grind chamber tends to get moist and is a bit loud. But it is easy to clean if you use it. It is a convenient feature regardless. I also like Cuisinarts warranty. Three years on a well made product. I purchased the platinum protection for an extra two. I am sure I will use this for years to come. I rrecommend it to real coffee lovers. I am one picky coffee drinker!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? true to detail
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Attractive, but more and thinner plastic than they used to be
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? All except the "Brushed Metal" description. It is actually plastic with a metallic like finish.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes