Christmas two years ago - gave one to every brother-in-law, a sister, a couple friends, and a daughter-in-law. This year, gave one to an all time great, expert, handyman who loved mine. K-cups too expensive? Not if you know how to use them; they CAN be used over. PLUS, you dump out old coffee? I NEVER have to. Also, want to mess around? The Keurig comes with a holder for your cheap coffee. Hate grounds and clean up, and your glass carafe looks murky? No grounds, no clean up, no soaking a burned carafe overnight in Cascade anymore. (THAT GET'S EXPENSIVE) Do you hate old, stale, bitter, afternoon coffee? Mine's fresh always. HOW LONG BEFORE YOUR FIRST CUP OF MORNING COFFEE? Prepare it the night before whille you're tired? - add 11 hours. Get carafe out of dishwasher, say "Ugh", fill pot reservoir - SPILL WATER ALL OVER - measure grounds - turn on - listen to it heat - wait while coffee slowly runs into pot - keep sticking cup under running coffee - get 1/4 cup really strong coffee - drink it any way - sigh - wipe up where you slopped both water and coffee - wait 'til dripping stops - lift carafe - put towel there just in case - pour coffee into your already used cup - remove towel - set carafe back under drip hole - sit down - sigh - husband pours his coffee - take a sip of yours - door opens - friends holler, "Any coffee?" - look at pot - oh no, not enough - take a gulp of your tepid coffee - get up and pour half cups - rinse carafe - push button to open coffee holder - forget to put paper towel under it - drip your way to garbage - empty grounds - paper liner sticks - dig out paper liner - throw in garbage - throw towel on drippy floor - STEP ON IT - rinse grounds holder - open cupboard - get clean liner - fit liner in grounds container - take coffee can down - open it, yay, spoon's in there - start spooning fresh grounds into holder - friend hollers, "Got any sugar?" - glare at wall - open cupboard - get sugar - take it to friend who remains seated - walk back to coffee maker - forget how much you put in - don't care - dump more in - shut grounds door - husband hollers, "Anymore coffee?" - think, "Up yours." - take carafe to sink - fill with fresh water - fill reservoir - spill water around - close reservoir lid - set carafe under drip spout - hit start - hear water heating - grab towel from floor - put floor towel in water around coffee maker on counter - start back to table - friend says, "Can't wait any longer; be late for work, can I just nuke your cold coffee?" - hands it to you - you walk to microwave - put your cold coffee in microwave - set timer for 7 hours - go back to bed - find your happy place - it smells like coffee. ACROSS TOWN - I get up - ablute - wash hands - go to kitchen - pop fresh, bold Sumatra K-cup in Keurig - close lid - push button- get milk from refrig - pour milk in done cup of coffee - grab cup gleefully - pour some Kahlua in it - sit down with paper - husband comes in - pops HIS favorite K-cup of TEA into Keurig - friends come in - holler, "Here for coffee and hot chocolate; don't get up." ha, lol - ignore friends - drink more coffee - Friend's husband pops decaf Espresso K-cup in Keurig - puts cup under spout - hits button - dumps 2 hazelnut creamers in while coffee is running - throws creamer containers in trash - grabs his cup and inhales deeply. Everyone chats - leaves - glance at Keurig and smile - no grounds, no half full carafe, happy friends, put sugar in cupboard - walk out. I BELIEVE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW SUMMED IT ALL UP WHEN HE SAID, "IF THIS THING BREAKS, WON'T MATTER, I'LL JUST IMMEDIATELY GO GET ANOTHER ONE; MAYBE I'LL GET A BACK UP - GOD BLESS CON AND FRESH COFFEE!!!" My other sister used to make a pot of decaf. Her husband drank 1/2 cup then drove 6 miles to 7-11 for regular. Hahahahahahaha
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. No problems in 2 years. Do minimal care and cleaning of it.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Pretty accurate. Had seen one in use.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes