This coffee maker was kind of intimidating to me at first. All the buttons and such. But once I opened the box and looked at it was pretty easy. Setting the time was just pushing the hour and minute button. The preset for the coffee to make its self was just as simple. And I've had my coffee on time every morning since I got it. I've used the clean cycle twice...we have hard water and I'm always afraid it will mess up or build up in my pots. So water and a little vinegar and hit clean and it cleans itself! It looks sleek and work wonderfully. It even has a strong brew button which I need. Overall a great item for those of us who need more than one cup.