The Black and Decker coffee maker shown below features a swivel filter-holder. This is convenient when adding coffee, though it should not be open while the coffee maker is still running. This contrasts the Mr. Coffee coffee maker reviewed here, which has a swinging plastic arm that makes it possible to open the top even while it’s still brewing. Just watch out for steam!
The drip-stopper, a handy feature indeed in case you don’t want to wait for the whole pot to finish brewing.