Before I start I would like to explain that this was a complimentary product given to me in exchange for testing and a review!
I was very excited to hear that I would be a part of this vox box, especially since I had been look through coffee maker's because my husband and I only drink warm drinks in the winter.
When I took the survey I did not think they would be sending the entire machine, which retails over a hundred dollars. So it was a surprise when up drove that fed ex truck and dropped off our package. My husband still doesn't believe that I got this for free.
We immediately tried it out after dinner, choosing to brew some hot cocoa to see how it worked when not using the little cafe pods that come with it.
Set up was easy, simply taking off the tape and plugging it in. The only part I had difficulty with was the water filter and taking off the mesh holder. I struggled a little bit because it felt thin and I was afraid I would break it before I had even had a chance to use it.
The water warmed up quickly and in under 5 minutes I believe, I had a cup full of steaming water.
My only problem with it was that there were only two cup sizes, 4 and 6 oz. And I could not brew an entire coffee pot of hot water.
The next morning after a long night with my one year old, who still does not sleep through the night, I was more then excited to choose from the cups and get a boost of caffeine in my system.
Starting it was easy, I just chose a pod, lifted the handle and chose my cup size.
This product comes with a touch screen that is easy to navigate through.
Once more the only problem I had was that I had to choose a cup size, I could not use the coffee canister that came with it. I worry that it will spill over and I did not want to clean up a mess. But over all this product is going to be well used in my house, I am excited to try the tea and cocoa the company provides.
4 out of 5 stars!