We had just thrown out our Keurig that broke down within a year. This coffee maker is back to the whole pot of coffee but without the paper filter. I was happy to get rid of having to wash a pot when we first got the single cup. But with the single cup the vacuum packaging would blow grounds into the coffee and all over more often than not. This pot is great and does not spill water or coffee all over. It is sturdy and high quality. Coffee tastes so fresh, flavorful, and clean/ a big contrast to the single cup. So far so good. We get up early at 5am and 6am so the programmable feature has really been useful. We are really enjoying it.