I just bought a new coffee maker around a month ago. I spent the extra 5$ to get a mr coffee, but its still just a cheap, basic coffee maker. I went to make my morning coffee earlier. Guess what... The heating element has burned out. No coffee for me... again. I always thought mr coffee was supposed to be dependable. If ever there was a product you desperately need to be able to depend on, it's a coffee maker. Your coffee maker dying is just like running out of toilet paper, or dish soap, or oxygen.