I had a Capresso cooffee pot before the storm and it had the steam feature, but I hardly ever used the steam feature. I am still using a donated coffe pot, and am grateful for it! But now, I am leaning toward the Capresso MT500, just a coffe pot or the Cusinart model. The capresso made great coffe, but it is pricey about $179.00. Have any comments on the two units?