When deciding on a Filter Coffee maker I had an abundance of choice. The Russell Hobbs caught my eye as it had a nice look, decent price and allowed me to time my coffee to brew when I wake up. This makes it a slightly advanced coffee maker as you use the clock to set up you coffee either for a full pot or up to 4 cups. The build quality is good and timer is a great thing. However, it does suffer from lime scale build up in hard water areas and mine may already be broken after only a few months. I think that complaints over the temperature are a little harsh as it heats up well if you give the coffee 2 or 3 minutes in the pot (don't drink it straight away).
Overall, I really love my coffee maker - let's hope I can get it working again, if not I will have to send it off for repairs. I would recommend this to people looking for a solid mid priced coffee maker that has the added ability to make timed coffee.