Jan 14, 2009 (Updated Jan 14, 2009)
Review by john_of_il
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Cons:RETAINS NO HEAT IN COFFEE AFTER ITS BREWED
The Bottom Line: Find something else.
Looking at this unit in the store it seemed to be a great idea and when it gets cold in northern Illinois having the thermal cups to take outside was a bonus. Well... after 2 pots of coffee this thing is going back. As a previous reviewer mentioned the pot and cups have almost zero heat retaining qualities. If you like luke warm to cold coffee go for it. The cups: I washed everything when I unpacked the box and suprisingly they retained water under the metal decrative overlay. 3 days later I still have water dripping from one of the cups and its not coffee its clear water. I had to go online to find the operating instructions as there was no book or warranty card included in the box. It says to wait until the light goes out before removing the pot to pour - this morning I did just that and coffee poured out onto the base. I am not happy with this thing and like I said it is going back. Oh, the pretty blue clock is mounted into the unit crooked too. Although that is cosmetic and I really didnt care it just adds to my frustration.