I had to get a new coffeemaker since a rubber band fell into the water chamber of my 25-year-old Krups and melted. I've had this unit for a few days now, and it makes very good coffee. I'm drinking some now as I write this review. I haven't tried the programmable start time yet.
1. The coffee is very hot. 2. More compact compared to others. 7"wide, 8.5" deep, 14" high - 22.5" high when lid is raised. 3. Pot has plastic ring around the rim which gives more protection if you bump the pot against a kitchen sink spout. 4. I usually make 2 or 3 cups. Works fine for such small amounts. NOTE: Don't use the '1-4 cup' setting when making small amount - was a little weak. So I just leave it on Bold, even for 2-3 cups. 5. Uses No 4 cone filters, which I prefer.