I have to say that this is the easiest coffee maker I've ever used. The milk frother is a no Brainer as well as the Pixie. We've had it a month now and probably have made at least 100 pods so far. i've got to say that this is the best bang for my bucks at this time. I almost don't want to go to the coffee shops anymore. The whole family really enjoys my creations. So much that I now have to set my alarm 30 minutes earlier to get them made for everyone! Oh well, more for me, and I get to keep my tip money. Maybe I should put up a tip jar for me! Hmmm!!!