First, let me say do not hesitate buying this maker. It makes a great cup of coffee. It has the cone style gold filter - no need to buy filters. The only issue for me is the small water reservoir area makes it difficult to pour in the last bit of water. Now pay attention - their specifications are wrong. It is not 6.5" high. It is 13.5" high. It does not have 12 - 14 cups. It is 4-12 cups. It does have stop and serve, you can get coffee during brewing.
This coffee maker is very difficult to pour the water into reservoir as it is narrow opening at back of machine . Directions say use carafe as no other measuring device provided. The lid to reservoir does not open backward far enough, coupled w/narrow opening, to let one easily pour water and totally empty carafe. Also results in spillage of water. Poor design
We owned the previous model of this coffeemaker, and loved it! But I broke the carafe, and - no offense, Sears - but Sears Parts are EXPENSIVE, so I opted to just replace the whole unit. I was VERY pleased to find there are some improvements to the current model! The cup markings on the carafe now more closely match the indications on the coffeemaker gauge. The lid of the coffeemaker now snaps into place, which will keep the filter basket held into place, ensuring that it releases coffee when the carafe is in place. The plastic parts are now a pleasant grey instead of black, so watermarks no longer show as badly.
Needless to say, the coffee is GREAT!
Great coffe maker bough it for my mother in law and she likes it
Easy to use, brews great coffee. Nice look in stainless.