Most helpful positive review
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
We love this coffee maker and don't understand all the bad reviews!
on May 26, 2006
This coffee maker is fantastic!!! My boyfriend remarked tonight that it is the best coffee maker he has ever owned so I thought we should do it justice and write a positive review. I will start out by saying we did have problems with the water filter so we just don't use it. The water filter made the coffee not taste too great and it also did indeed make the coffee overflow a bit, so perhaps this is the root of others' complaints. Previously, we have owned Brauns and Cuisinarts with horrible issues - much worse than a faulty water filter! Recently, we owned a very expensive DeLonghi Retro coffee maker for less than a year that was just awful. Out of the box, the carafe leaked and it took us 3 months to get a replacement which also leaked (and which DeLonghi made us pay for!!). We thought about getting a Cuisinart model which my best friend had at one time. I found out from him that that coffee maker stopped working after only a couple of months so he bought this model. I was so excited that we came straight to Amazon to buy it and saw all of the terrible reviews. We were reticient to purchase this model but my best friend kept going on and on with his glowing reviews and has owned his coffee maker for over a year and a half, so we took the chance. We are so happy that we did! The coffee it brews is delicious, the clock is very helpful (it actually tells you how long the coffee has been sitting there so you know if your coffee is burning) and it looks great too. By the manner of the construction, making coffee and cleaning the unit is easier. We really like the design of the carafe (the feel and shape of it in our hands), the design of the coffee basket and the water reservoir. We feel so bad about the bum rap this coffee maker has gotten and just want to say that it deserves a second look.