SUMMARY: Ideal for one person, or for more than one when you need caff. and decaff. and/or different coffee strengths. I bought several for maximum flexibility. Quick and easy to use, produces filter coffee in minutes, and takes only a moment to clean. Sturdy and looks smart. Recommended.
The instructions say it's dishwasher-proof. I haven't tested that (I'd try it first in the upper basket) as it cleans quickly and easily by hand.
Previously, I'd used single-use filters that incorporate the coffee, but they take up space, long-term they cost more and, importantly, they've a fixed portion of coffee. This permanent filter avoids those issues and is so handy if people like different coffee strengths or if someone wants decaff and another not (on rare occasions when everyone wants the same I fill a cafetiere). I didn't want a re-usable filter that requires buying filter papers.
The unit has three sections. Amazon's picture at time of writing shows filter unit (bottom of filter visible) with water regulator slotted into it, and the lid.
1. FILTER UNIT - rest it on a cup or mug then put in your desired measure of ground coffee.
2. WATER REGULATOR - slot into the filter unit, pour in boiling water, some for a cup, to the top for a mug (depends on cup/mug size).
3. LID - keeps things hot; designed so it can be inverted afterwards as a drip-catcher for the combined filter unit and water regulator.
This review is for SwissGold Coffee Filter - one cup, reusable - KF300.