To be honest, I don’t know exactly about the work of a coffee maker. My husband and I are not coffee-guys. I wonder why many people think that we are fans of coffee. This one we got as a gift from my husband’s boss. It’s Electrolux ECM-3000 coffee maker. It’s been quite a while since we received this gift. I think I used it only twice so far. First time was when my husband’s boss called on our house. Second was when a day full of heavy rain, at that time my husband wanted coffee, out of his regular drinks. To my surprise to use this machine was quite easy. The filter basket makes it even easier because it is used to filter the coffee residue. The water level indicator comes very useful in indicating how much water we will need (I didn’t pay attention much of this, so for the ratio between coffee and water I couldn’t tell for sure, sorry). The pot is made of transparent strong glass. And the heating platform is also made from the finest quality. It also comes with the feature of automatic water dripping stop, and I think this is wonderful because I don’t like my kitchen to mess up with the drips. It’s also easy to clean, and I think it can make 8 cups in a single operation. The coffee maker comes in a simple yet elegant design, and it’s just perfect for the kitchen décor (though I don’t display it in my kitchen now). Hmmm so that’s my experience in using a coffee maker. It’s fun actually, but still, it can’t make me love coffee, though.