I'm not suprised by the electricity consumption, the amount of heat that's lost through the cup warming area is amazing.
I think the extra cost of running this beastie over my silvia is well worth it.
How can you put a price on a smile that Alex delivers every morning. (Convincing my other half who pays the bills).
I'm not sure on the conversion rates, but getting a smile at 5.00 in the morning has got to be worth twice as much as an afternoon smile