The Jura Capresso MT 600 is a great drip coffee maker. It has a timer function to start brewing when you want it to and makes a nice hot cup of coffee. The 10 cup thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours after brewing. I know I can get busy and forget about the coffee I just brewed sometimes for a few hours. The thermals heat retaining ability is very convenient instances like this. Even now, almost 6 hours after brewing the coffee, right out of the thermal is still steaming. Secondly I find that microwaving a cup of coffee can sometimes leave an oily looking film on the top of your cup of jo. This is neither tasty nor appealing. We use one of these machines in our office daily and on average it will see good 2-3 pots roll through its system. It is easy to clean and constantly brews well, flavored coffee or not. JL Hufford has it priced very competitively for a quality coffee maker and a gourmet brand name.