If they ever make a simpler machine that brews coffe perfectly, and it's free - - - I'll never know, becuse I'll be too busy using my Krups Moka :)
Positive Product Points
Brews coffee in a manner I completely satisfies with.
Negative Product Points
*Most negative points of this product are in my opinion - a bit overhyped. To clean the basket, a couple of taps against the inside garbage pail - the junk falls out then I clean the basket, no big deal. Coffee filters - - - I buy normal cheap coffee filters... I take a pair of scissors and cut maybe 1/4 inch out from the center ring. I do this quickly and haphazardly and I have had no problems for 2 1/2 years. I moisten the filter a tad bit, this takes maybe 10 seconds or so - - just pour a tad bit of water on the filter and make sure the filter fits well.
I've owned this brewer for 2 1/2 years and it's made me fantastically great cups of coffee every single time I fired the darn thing up. I've experimented with the grinds, and overall mostly appreciate the smaller grind. It brews enough for 4 perfect cups of coffee - two for me, two for my wife. Tips: I first pour the water in first and turn the unit on - - - I then let the dog out :) grind the coffee, put it in the moistened filter, let the dog in, by the time I have everything locked in place, it's ready to go :) It does take a little bit to brew, but I myself am quite used to it. I'm in no hurray in the morning, and I'm rewarded quite pleasantly :)
It's been a while since I bought this item; the buying experience has escaped me, LOL :)