"One step" grinding and brewing is convenient. Makes decent coffee. Attractive industrial design, as you would expect from Cuisinart.
Negative Product Points
Loud, loud, loud. Cleaning is a pain as it has several that must be washed. Did I mention that it's loud?
Got this machine early in my path to coffee nirvanna. It's still my "workday" coffee maker (although it may be retired when I purchase a Sylvia in a couple of weeks). I'm usually in a rush in the morning to get to work, so being able to put beans and water in a single machine, push a button, and then shower while it brews really works for me.
It is, however, a pain to clean. Other than the coffee pot, there are four parts that should be cleaned after every use (IMHO). Given that I leave it sitting dirty for hours during the day, this means a bit of work (yes, yes, it's my fault). Still, that's an acceptable tradeoff given the convenience in the morning. I'm not in much of a hurry in the evening.
The noise... It's loud. Jet engine loud. I can't run the thing while my wife is still asleep. Well, I guess I could, but I suspect it would be a very bad idea.
In my opinion, it makes decent (but not great) coffee. Naturally, press pot coffee is much richer, but that's going to be the case with any drip coffee maker. Still, I don't find it weak at all (as is stated in other reviews).
Last thing... Supposedly, the self clean mode works very well. This clean the tubes and such that aren't cleaned daily. It has a light that informs you when it needs to have the self clean process run.
I've never had to do that. Maybe it's because I've always used filtered water that doesn't have the solids of staight tap water. Who knows?
Bought from Sharper Image's online store. Simple enough process, but it was probably overpriced.