My BW said I couldn't post this to FB so.....For your entertainment!!! We have this Hamilton Beach Brew Station and I admit, the lack of a carafe is nice. The coffee quality is a subjective matter and we enjoyed what it made. The machine kept it warm and that's where we start to get into the problem. We started noticing a few ants and that's kind of strange because it's still pretty much winter even though it's spring. So, we scour, disinfect, and bait that area and a few other spaces thinking we're going to get ahead of a spring invasion. A two days pass and we're getting the idea that maybe the baits were a waste of money because there are still ants, more ants. These ants aren't dangerous in any way.They are just small, annoying, and numerous. Tonight, we start our night routine by setting the coffee pot. What should our wondering eyes see? A swarming bundle of invaders! It was a sneak attack! There must have been over a thousand ants in the brew station! We washed it out with scalding water but these critters were entrenched inside the plastic housing so they were sheltered from all the flood waters. So, the brew station gets to spend the night outside while we zip off an email to the company. What will an email do? I don't know but I've seen a lot of reviews that talk about brew stations being ant magnets. Something might happen. Who knows?