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I personally like this coffee maker a lot
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2018
This is my second Brewstation - the first one lasted 11 years but it experienced an accident :( , and we liked it so we replaced it with pretty much the same thing. It's funny to see people telling others what they will or will not experience; I guess such folks must be psychic :p Sorry, I'm not, so I can't predict what others will experience - I can only describe what I experienced.
That being said, since we replaced our dropped one with the same thing, I guess it's obvious that *we* like it, LOL! Now, the one I ordered *was* described as "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com", and yes, that *is* something I do look for because, over the past 12+ years, I have never had any problems with items whenever Amazon has been the vendor. So, my Brewstation arrived quickly and in perfect condition, and this Ultra model was apparently on sale <?> as well, so it actually cost a bit less than the first one had cost nearly 12 years ago.
We washed it as per the directions, set it up, and so far, it's running perfectly. Neither our previous one, nor this one, seems to me to be "slow", even though I always use the "Bold" option. I like strong coffee (and buy good quality coffee to begin with), and the Brewstation seems to do a good job there: neither too fast, nor too slow, at least, in my personal opinion. I do like that this coffee maker has no "carafe" for the coffee to splash off of as it drips into the pot, OR that can break into a thousand shards if dropped, knocked, or otherwise meets an end now that my balance and coordination are not what they used to be. I also like that the lid controls the steam better, since there is more than enough humidity in Houston, especially in the summer!
The stainless-steel plate in the front is brighter than the plain black, but for me personally, that's not something I'd pay extra for - though it's nice that it's there.