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Excellent coffee but design improvements would help
on December 11, 2007
This is a very good coffee maker. It programs easily, looks great and like most coffee makers, makes a good pot of coffee. There are however, some minor design flaws. The lid to the carafe needed to be designed with more than a single slot for the brewed coffee to flow. Either users must position the handle to face directly in front (and not to either side) or during brewing, some coffee will flow over the lid. However, if a user positions the handle directly to face forward, coffee will not flow over the lid. Reading the water level on the reservoir is difficult to use. It is not clearly marked and users must rely on the carafe or the "filter rod" to measure the water level. A clearly marked resevoir would have helped a lot. Last, the lid to the carafe is not removable and a fixed lid is cumbersome to clean. A better system would have allowed for a removable lid where users could easily place the carafe along with the separate lid into the dishwasher.
The positives do out number the negatives. The coffee maker turns off automatically after two hours and a clear display of how long the pot has been sitting is prominent. The filter basket (the basket that holds the removable coffee filter) is also removable. That makes for easy cleaning. This is a big improvement over most manufactures who attach the filter basket as one unit, to the coffee maker.