Top positive review
Probably the best drip coffee maker you can buy - simple and effective
10 September 2017
Have been through at least 10 of drip coffee makers - most all suffering from cheap construction, poor design, and ultimately short lives. This maker from Melitta seems to answer most of these issues. The design is good in terms of adding water (one of the things drip makers can and do get horribly wrong) as long as you remember to lock the lid back on coffee pot before pouring water into the maker (it prevents spills by keeping water even pour). Which gets to the coffee pot - in a word, fantastic. It is stainless steel as opposed to glass or plastic. It also has an airtight seal preventing spills but most importantly acting as a thermos for your freshly brewed coffee. The thing that ruins coffee is that most makers depend on a heating plate that keeps warm, but often cooks your brewed coffee beyond the ideal leading to burnt coffee that in the end turns cold anyway! This coffee stays hot to warm for a good amount of time. I only write reviews six-months or so after using an item - and in this case we have had and used daily for about 16 months. Descaling is a must if you want to extend the life of the machine.