This coffee maker started out great. We bought it for Christmas 2010. It's attractive, cool clock, easy to set brew timer, auto switch off. But after 18 months, it's kaput. The only thing that still works are the lights on the display.
We weren't exactly easy on the machine. We used it daily, but it was well taken care of. We followed the instructions for care and cleaning and even used the Mr. Coffeee cleaning product. There is no reason this coffee maker should already be dead.
Also, this machine created an ongoing expense. You have to continue purchasing the water filters and the cleaning product. I guess really the filters are optional, and at first we thought they were great. We tried to do the monthly replacement as the instructions recommend, but as time passed it just became an inconvenience - one more thing on the shopping list and the easiest thing to skip.
In the end, this one was good coming out of the gate, but never made it to the finish line. I wouldn't recommend this machine.