Written on: 03/02/2013
Design wise it looks nice and the stainless steel jug fitted with the rest of our appliances in our kitchen.
That said, it does have some serious design flaws.
No hot plate means the first cup is hot, but subsequent cups we had to microwave to get to a hot temperature.Difficult to use the jug to fill the machine as the lid doesn't open enough, also the lid will leak any residual water when you open it to fill it. The jug itself has annoying habit of leaking water out of the machine you're trying to fill the machine from the jug. Finally, if you don't get the jug back into the machine, just right it leaks the brewed coffee onto your work top. This was especially annoying when it did this once with the white vinegar water solution used to clean it,
Having read a few other reviews, we never had a problem with a plastic taste and makes nice coffee, just a shame about all the other usage problems we experienced with it.
As rated by real users