I have a really nice brewing machine, that I like very much. It is 10 1/2" wide, 10 1/2" deep and 14" high, which is pretty big. It makes my choice of either a single cup of coffee or hot water for tea. It is very convenient for me, as I am a single dweller who sometimes prefers tea and who doesn't drink tons of coffee. However, the problem was it was not very convenient, when I had an overnight guest or company for dinner. I needed a new coffee maker, that made an entire pot of coffee, that I could use occasionally, when the need arose. This Black & Decker Coffee Maker suits my needs, perfectly. It is only 8" wide, 8 1/2" deep and 12" high, so it takes up less room on my counter, than my other machine, and it also takes up less room, to be stored, when I am not using it. It's a nice, compact size. This coffee maker is easily programmable, and came with easy to understand instructions, written in several languages. It is easy to set the time, easy to set the timer and has a warming plate that stays on for two hours (this was not noted in the instruction manual, that I could find, so I had to figure it out for myself). It makes up to 12 cups of coffee and uses the round coffee filters, not the cones. My previous full pot coffee maker was weird, as I would fill up to the 10 cup line, make the coffee and would have only 8 cups in the carafe, after the coffee finished brewing. Where the heck did the rest of the coffee go? I could never figure it out, other than to think the rest of the water must have evaporated. With this coffee maker, when I fill it to the 10 cup line and make the coffee, I get just about 10 cups back in the carafe, after brewing. Thank you! I would definitely recommend this coffee maker. It's a great, easy to use, little machine.