The Melitta makes a quick and delicious cup of coffee. I Really like that I can select the strength of the coffee. Coffee comes out hot and stays hot for a good 45 min. :-) I already had a 'gold' filter in the cabinet, so use that instead of paper. We had been using a stainless steel coffee press, but I found that the coffee was often muddy and contained too many coffee grinds due to the filter screens deteriorating quickly - and the screens had become impossible to find locally and expensive online due to shipping, so we couldn't keep up with our demand of them. I got tired of straining my coffee into my cup :-( Looks nice on the counter, not too big or bulky like some others. I don't have a clock in my kitchen so I am happy that I can easily see the time - helps for cooking or as I walk out the backdoor to run errands. The backdrop glow is blue, which is pleasing to me and works well as a nightlight! Even if the electricity goes off, the clock is still working! Cons: Due to a funky designed seal the stainless coffee pot gets water between it's inner and outer layers when washing, so I have to turn it sideways and shake it out before putting in the drying rack. Not difficult to do, but it is a weird quirk. I rinse and then swipe with a bottle brush and don't soak it with the dishes or overflow rinse w/ water due to this. Would have given 5 stars if not for this funky seal.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? As shown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Small footprint on counter compared to others; E.Z. to use right out of the box.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? This is a stainless steel carafe, not glass