(Delaware, OH, USA)
When I first got married back in 1993, neither myself nor my partner drank coffee. However, nearly everyone of our friends and family did drink coffee regularly. We knew we needed to get a coffee pot for when we had guests. One day, we saw the now famous ad campaign for Gevalia Kaffe, where you could get a free coffee maker with the purchase of some of their coffee, and decided to try it out.
Not only did we get the coffee maker and coffee, we are STILL using that same coffee maker today! We used to only use it for guests, but, starting this year, I started drinking iced coffee at home, so now we used it a lot. We have never had any mechanical issues with the coffee maker and it still works perfectly. It makes good coffee per our friends and family too.
The only real problems we have had with it is that it sometimes leaks coffee grounds into the pot of coffee, and we have never figured out how that happens through the paper filters. Also, the lid to the coffee pot is removable for cleaning, but one side of the snap on part that attaches it to the glass pot did break off. It still works fine with just one side attached though.
If all you want is a simple pot of coffee, this pot is a great one! I know that Gevalia continues to offer this special (although I don't know if its the same coffee maker). If they are offering the same brand, I would highly recommend getting it.