This coffee maker is worth a look if you want a full sized thermal carafe. The coffee maker works OK and the carafe keeps coffee warm all day. But if you need your first cup of coffee to wake up in the morning, beware! You have to pay attention when prepraring to make coffee. The water gauge is on the left side and can't be seen if there is aanything next to the coffer maker. If you overfill the tank, water runs out an overflow hole in the back. You can't just drop the filter basket inb place; you have to make sure it is seated properly. And you have to be careful not to cross-thread the top of the carafe when putting it on. We find the coffee to be weak compared to other coffee makers that use a #4 cone filter, such as Kitchenaid. Adding more coffee helps but use too much and it is bitter. This is our first experience with a thermal carafe. All-in-all it's OK but not great.
I recommend this product.