My mom and dad bought me an early Christmas present today! A brand new Mr. Coffee! They said it was time for me to chuck the old one and start over. I feel kind of sad for old Mr. Coffee though because it still works and has been so faithful the past 6 years! I use it just about every morning, so I calculated it must have made me well over 2000 cups of coffee! It has been such a hard worker that I wish I could send it to some type of Mr. Coffee refurbishing/recycling program... Kind of like a Mr. Coffee purgatory that would remake him into a new model! Yes... I think I do have that disorder that gives life to inanimate objects because I'm havin' trouble throwing this item in the garbage!