This is our 3rd cuisinart 12 cup thermal machine in at least 20 years. We started with it because it has a thermal carafe instead of glass and it is a 12 cup rather than 10 cup. We have used our coffeemaker once, sometimes twice a day, all of these years and we replaced the 1st machine because it began taking longer & longer to brew (but I still have it just in case!) and the 2nd one because there was some blockage in dripping into the carafe. This latest machine looks much more modern and sleek and has a filter for water purifying. We have been using it daily for 2 months, no problems. We love it!