Recently purchased this coffee maker and let me tell you ... it is as good as my $200.00 Krups that just went south on me. Contrary to other reviews here it does not spill a single drop nor have I seen any other problems with it. The coffee tastes as good as any coffee maker I have used in the last 43 years. I especially like the fact that it does not turn off automatically in 1-2 hours like most other coffee makers out there. I purchased the white model and it looks great and operates without a hitch! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for coffee maker.
After a few months of use, unit started to make hissing, popping sounds while brewing, took much longer to finish brewing, and only filled pot partially(to 5-6 cup line, when I had originally filled it to 8 cup line. Finally left lid open and watched it, and saw that plastic pipe that takes hot water up to drip nozzle was disintegrating, full of cracks and holes, so water was just falling back to heating chamber and boiling away.
I've been buying Mr Coffee Machines since 2002 and my last one lasted about 9 years, ended up throwing it out since the Carafe is the first thing to break but unit worked fine.
Boy, I wish I saved that Mr Coffee Maker, my Circa Model 2015 daily use, did not heat the coffee up as hot as it should. When I went to make more coffee later, it would not pump the water up.
I took the bottom out, there is one propriety screw not a torq, phillips or flat head could remove, I drilled out the head, and and look at botton for any arcing wires, no obstruction on clear tubes, put back and plugged in electricity to unit but nothing.
I hope this model gives me three years of service. I have a back up Carafe but i am careful now not to clean it out and hit the granite edge above sink.
Carafes are over priced, units average $18 and stand alone Carafs are $12 to purchase.
Last summer I bought two of these, one for home and one for the office. The one at home gets used daily, the one at the office not so much. I really liked the simple one switch feature. However I too keep having issues with the filter folding over regardless of the number of cups brewed. I've tried dozens of different filters, nothing helps.
The second issue just started, both machines began to leak out the bottom but only as the water is boiling up the tube. I flipped each one over and removed the bottom cover and found both had cracked hot water hoses?
This forced me to go back to my 20 year old GE coffee maker I saved in the basement. That works fine other than all the buttons are cracked and peeling.
I really like the single switch idea, but shouldn't one of these last more than a few years? Like I mentioned, my last coffee maker still worked after 20 plus years, I only replaced it after I got tired of dealing with the broken buttons.
I removed the cracked orange hose and found that its all dried out and coming apart, the inside of the hose is like sawdust, I wonder how much of this dried out rubber has gone through the machine now?