Absolutely love this coffee maker. The timer function is great- waking up to hot coffee ready to go is the best way to start the day! The coffee quality is good- just make sure you use fine ground beans for a nice brew. Its actually pretty easy to clean but you will get some grounds around the top. Not a problem if you are used to a stove-top expresso pot. Far less waste and much better quality brew than pod machines and much better for the environment. Excellent price too.