My Cuisinart Coffee Maker is very authentic and durable! I've had mine for several years now and it's still in good condition. However, it is not the most efficient or convenient. It takes some time to brew the coffee, set the maker up, and so on. Usually when I make my coffee, I want to get it done quick and go! Also, making the coffee on this maker is not the most cleanest process... Otherwise, I enjoy it very much and if you can tolerate the manual, slow process of brewing the coffee, then this one's for you!