I've been putting off writing reviews on items I've bought through wonderful Amazon, but have decided I'll do a few to have some fun and maybe help people in deciding what's good and what maybe isn't so terrific. Doing this review was the one I wanted to do first because a couple of weeks ago I read some comments (about it) that just didn't seem fair.
This little coffee maker does a fine job! At first I was a bit careless and lazy and ended up missing my targets when pouring from the little glass pot, as others have complained about. But what I found was that all one has to do is simply line the spout up square with your mug (or the built in water reservoir) and carefully pour. Since I began doing it that way I haven't spilt so much as a drop!
The unit makes the coffee in around 5 to 7 minutes depending on how full it is. This is a VERY nice little coffee maker and that's all there is to say about it. Buy it and enjoy it!:-)
I love this coffeemaker. The carafe does not have the little plastic lib that you put your thumb on to pop the top up which is the only major drawback. The coffee is wonderful though. I think it is brewed at a hotter temp than the other coffee makers I've had. Before this, I had the 5 cup Black and Decker where the carafe just fell apart after about 4 months. The bottom dropped off the handle. This is what set me looking for a new one. I never realized the inferiority of the coffee it produced until I tried the Hamilton Beach. I also had a 4 cup DeLonghi before the B&D which was okay, but not nearly as good as this one. I am very happy. As for the "mess" cited by others. Maybe they are complaining about the carafe not opening easily or something. I find this coffeemaker does not drip onto the plate when you take out the carafe unlike the B&D and DeLonghi.