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Great! Two great options in one!
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018
I love this thing. I bought this one to replace my little coffee maker I bought to use for guests in their room. My other large coffee maker broke so I had been using my little coffee maker and trying hard to get my pour over strainer to work. It's terrible. I gave up and did some research on coffee makers and found this one.
What I like are the two options to brew up to 12 cups of coffee AND brew single serve. I had an option to buy a maker that's nearly the exact copy as this one but uses K cups with no option of using loose coffee and decided I'd rather get this one so I can use my premium coffee as an option. Should I want K cups, I'll cut open the cup and pour the coffee into the reusable coffee strainer. This maker also gives you an option to use a tumbler OR coffee cup. Simply fill your cup with water and pour into it. Simple. Same for the carafe. I like that there's an LED light for the clock but it doesn't stay on. It turns off when the coffee is done. The coffee brews FAST. I'm used to makers taking some time to brew, even with new makers. This one brews so fast that I hardly had time to tend to the kids before it was done. The pot stays hot too. Sometimes you want a quick cup before it's done. Too bad though. You have to wait. I’m not sure someone rushing to work would mind though if they’ve scheduled their single cup to be done right before leaving.
The colors are nice on this machine too. Since stainless steel + black is still popular, it should match well. This is also not a huge machine. It's actually smaller than my single Mr. Coffee machine and shorter as well. Looks like a mini espresso machine. What I wish I could do though is not have to pull the machine out from under a cabinet to pour in the water. If there was a drawer instead, it would make it easy for many of this. This is just a personal wish though.
Pros: LED Light, single and carafe coffee brewing, reusable coffee strainer for the single cup, fast brewing, heating pad for carafe, stainless steel + black, not too big, pocket to hide extra wire within itself, programmable brewing for auto brew, ability to use tumbler or coffee cup with stand, given instructions on how to clean it and suggests vinegar once a week for hard water (Use Lemon Shine instead if your machine stops working by making a solution of water and the crystals and brew)
Cons: No option to keep LED clock light on, you have to wait until all the coffee has been brewed into the carafe before pouring, My buttons were a little lopsided (probably from packaging),