I bought the Melitta One: One on clearance at Linens and Things for my wife. She tends to make a full pot of coffee, but then drinks only a cup or two, leaving the rest to go to pot (pun intended). With a MSRP of $59.99, but reduced by half for clearance, this looked like the ticket.
We had a Senseo at one time, but it kept exploding every time we tried brewing with two pods in the two pod basket.
The Melitta looked like it had a more reliable locking mechanism, and as such should be safer. It is sturdy, has a removable water tank that doesn't require a genius to figure out. The removable tank can be filled at the sink, and reattached with a minimum of dribble onto the counter. The footprint is a little bigger than our Braun coffee maker. It's simple to operate. But......
I get home with this thing, only to discover that all pods available at the supermarket are too big. They'll work, but only if you get them scrunched in just right. Then, they brew a weak cup. It seems that the Melitta requires a proprietary pod, one that is no longer available in any retail establishments that I can find. The Melitta pods are now available only online. Even Linens & Things no longer carries them, but has them drop shipped from Melitta when you order them online.
Okay; a coffee maker for which coffee is not readily available is not a good thing. I like picking up my coffee at the supermarket with the rest of my groceries, but will settle for driving across town if I have to. But, I will not settle for having to order them online, and wait for delivery. I don't like shopping online due to possibility of identity theft, so I feel screwed.
If a single serving brewer with ease of cleanup is what you feel you need, then be sure to buy one that readily accepts pods that can be had conveniently (read as-not this coffee maker). I really hope these things are just a fad anyhow, and can't wait for them to fade away so we can all get back to drinking real coffee.
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