I've owned this pitcher for years. I didn't realize how good I had it until we decided to replace it, thinking newer was better. The replacement was a gift and another brand. The other brand is bulkier, taking up more counter space, has a permanent filter, and a glass pitcher. The glass pitcher is OK, but the permanent filter is horrible and the machine is very hard to clean. I'm buying another Mr. Coffee as a gift to myself!!
BTW, this 2 quart version is much better than the 3 quart version in design and ease of use and cleaning.
The only thing I would like to see different is a glass pitcher option because everything I own goes in the dishwasher regardless of labels, and the pitcher will only fit on the bottom rack.
[...] Well, I've had this kettle for about 2 years, and its almost perfect. I have at least 2 or 3 cuppas a day and this boils my water just fine. I've had no issues with rust or smell or anything. [...] I dont like the cord disconnecting at the bottom of the kettle, I would much rather a kettle that comes off the base like the [...]. [...]
just purchased this today, and per directions washed / rinsed- tried it out. 1.8 L water boiled in 8 minutes! I bought this for my camp (no well / plumbing / water heater),. For yrs I have been using a solar water heating bag, microwave, electric hotplate or propane stove to heat carry-in water, this will certainly be a time saver...and be easier / more efficient..
Want hot water fast? You get it with this electric kettle. I fill it up and turn it on and in a couple minutes I have boiling hot water. I havent filled it all the way up yet, but at half full it is fast. It isnt instant, but in a couple of minutes it is ready to use. I am very happy. I have had it about a month and love it.