I had told my husband I would like a thermal carafe coffee maker for Christmas. Nothing wrong with the glass carafe one we had, just liked the look of the thermal type. Anyhow, he gave me a beautiful looking Mr. Coffee brand thermal coffee maker. The thing was horrible :!: It leaked all over the counter when brewing the coffee. The button on the carafe lid that had to be pushed in to pour coffee out of the carafe was very difficult to depress and the coffee only poured at a trickle and also dripped onto the counter. And as if all that wasn't enough, the carafe didn't even keep the coffee hot, so it had to be nuked to reheat a cup. So, anyhow, we took it back today and I didn't see any other one I particularly wanted. My husband felt bad about it, but I told him that the one he purchased for me would have been exactly what I would have chosen myself from the selections available so, in no way was he at fault. Who would have thunk that a Mr. Coffee brand coffee maker could be such a disaster? So, with all you smart folks out there, could I perhaps hear some recommendations on any preference you might have for a thermal coffee maker? The one we had purchased was $59.99, so I would kind of like to stay in that general price range, but could go higher if I hear of something really great. Thanks so much and HAPPY NEW YEAR!