Be careful when unpacking this machine as the water reservoir kid is not firmly attached to the base. I picked it up by the lid and it fell to the floor and cracked. Keurig was helpful and replaced the tank but it took a little extra time before I could use it. Set up was easy after that. This machine is perfect for a light coffee drinker and for iced coffee lovers too. I am a heavy coffee drinker so I continue to use my regular grinder/brewer but everyone else in my house only has one, maybe two cups a day. They also like different flavored and iced coffee and this gives them the varieties that they enjoy and keeps their flavored coffee tastes/smell out of my regular machine. I like that the machine is so fast and allows in less than a minute to make a to-go cup and done with no mess to clean up. The large reservoir is a major plus too as you don't have to mess with filing every time. You just put in the Kcup and hit brew and done. As to the expense of the cups, I'd say in just the iced coffee the young people in my house drink, the machine has already paid for itself. They spend about $3 for one cup and sometimes do that twice a day. I think it may be .50 a cup this way. I would also recommend using bottled/filtered water for the machine and have found half gallon sized water from the dollar store works out perfect so that adds about a dollar in expense per week (not bad). We've just used the hot water to make hot chocolate and hot tea too. No need to buy 50 kcup for that. The mesh filter cups will not work with this machine. We have purchased other "lids" that you can rinse and reuse them. I like the ones from my-k-cup. com. They have not made any mess and are easy to get on and off once you get the hang of it. Good luck!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice machine, love the blue backlights.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate