Don't Buy. We've had this machine for fewer than ...
Fan Chongyi, Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: Don't Buy. We've had this machine for fewer than three months and we've done everything reviewers have suggested as ways to keep the pot clean and coffee from leaking all over the counter -- everything -- but we still have the problem. It's a rare morning that we don't wind up with a puddle.
Excerpt: Love it, buying another to keep in storage when this one wears out. Was this review helpful?
Pros: This is our 4th Cuisenart coffee maker. Have used the 12 cup version for yrs until I couldn't find it any longer. Love the design of this new pot, don't have to open top to pour. Love how they moved the controls to the top of the machine where they are easier to see. Using the programming feature is a breeze due to the light that shows you're good to go instead of the small icon that was hard to read in clock window.
Cons: The water resevoir takes some accuracy to pour into but definitely not a deal breaker.
Summary: **Update Aug 6 2014: I did purchase and receive my replacement coffee maker (see below) and will have to add a 5th star to the rating because the pour spout HAS been 're-engineered' and pours MUCH better, both filling the reservoir & cup...the coffee is hot regardless of what you may read (180 degrees F) but if you do use both gold filter and paper filter it will interfere with the cut off assembly during brewing if you want a cup before end of brew cycle.
Summary: Spent hours researching this purchase and couldn't be happier. Two years later the machine is still working and has never once exploded coffee all over the counter, unlike the machine it replaced. Controls are easy to use, thermal carafe keeps coffee hot for several hours, display is not backlit, design makes efficient use of space - all features I was looking for.
Summary: I have owned a lot of coffee makers. Krups, Mr. Coffee, Hamilton Beach among others. I have spent over a year with a Krups unprogrammable glass carafe coffee maker. So my goal was to find a thermal and programmable maker. And small. The footprint on this coffee maker is small. Fits easily under standard height cabinets. Easy to use. Easy to program. Brews in ten minutes. The coffee stays hot all day. Two hours after it brews, with one cup out it is still steaming hot.