I am so happy with my purchase and I got a great deal on it at target because it was on sale and there was a gift card received with purchase. So far, it's been used 2-5 times a day for the last 2 months in my house. Works flawlessly and I LOVE the option to choose a bolder brew. I haven't used the carafe yet, but I'm glad we have it. I have a separate coffee maker in case we have a lot of company, but I won't need that anymore.