This is the second one I have purchased for my 98-year old mother who still lives alone and takes care of her own meals. She had the previous one for a year and a half before the coffee maker stopped working. The other parts are still working on the old one. She uses it every day to make coffee and prepare her 2 biscuits and fried egg. She also uses the oven for pot pies, cornbread, etc. She has a very small kitchen and this is a great piece of equipment. It is easy to operate and clean. She likes it so much that she rarely uses her stand-alone oven. I would highly recommend this item for use by your elderly parent or college student. I checked many places before purchasing from Overstock but couldn't beat their price and delivery charges and they get it to you very quickly.