Cons:Clever idea, superbly flawed in its execution, making your AM coffee a true chore.
The Bottom Line: If you enjoy self torture, by all means, buy it.
Sure - - looks like a clever new idea. The guy who thought of it should be fried alive - fired summarily from Hamilton Beach, and made to use ONLY this thing to make HIS coffee for the rest of his miserable life. . Why so harsh, you ask. Well, I'm an easy going, nice sort of a guy, but when I pay good money and wind up with DRECK like this, well - - I just become irritable. . No Carafe to mess with - - of COURSE NOT - - there's a hidden plastic reservoir inside that has to be cleaned daily instead. Not only that, but you have no CLUE about how much coffee you have left in the thing before it's about to run dry. . There's no way to tell whether you've already added water or not, without opening the whole thing up and looking underneath. It's almost impossible to tell how much water is in the thing in case you need to add some more because there is no sight level visible from the outside. . Finally, when you want some coffee (if there's any left in the thing, which you CAN'T TELL from the outside), you have to push your cup against a lever, which is far enough underneath the thing that you can no longer tell HOW much coffee is actually IN your cup (because you can't see it). If it doesn't overflow your cup, it will still put a drip or two on the base, because that's just what it does. . It's bulky, hard to clean, and will rapidly find it's way to your TRASH heap. I tried to like it for about 2 weeks. I then had a sacrificial burning ceremony in my back yard, and replaced it with a $14, 12 cup Mr. Coffee. . I'm a MUCH happier boy now. Save yourself the pain and aggravation - - STAY AWAY from this thing. If I could give it NEGATIVE stars, I certainly would. . Merlin