This being my second Spacemaker coffee maker, I'm rather disappointed. Yes, the device brews coffee. And, it even has a little Night-Light feature which is rather nice. I even appreciate the outlet on the back of the unit to replace the one used by the coffeemaker itself.
However, my disappointment stems from what I consider poor design. Given that a coffeemaker has to have a tank for water, well, in "flattening" the design of this model, the removable tank also is flat, making it not only difficult to fill to the level you want, but also it sloshes all around (without spilling, mind you) before getting it inserted into its bay.
Also, the filter basket not only has a spring-loaded catch in the back to hold the basket in place (in case you're brewing while cruising down a winding country road?), but the handle you grasp to pull it out is tapered such that you can't get a good grip. To cap all that, our reusable filter always snags on the inside (most probably won't have this particular issue).
And lastly, the receptacle for the pot itself is challenging to get the pot situated squarely in its recess. One of these days we'll get it wrong and it will just fall out and kill itself.
So, unless you HAVE to get one right now, I would recommend waiting until B&D has redesigned the successor to this model.
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