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.
Summary: Great coffee maker! Strongly recommend makers that use a thermal pot rather than the warming tray that always burns the left over coffee and the non-thermal pots allow for evaporation. Thermals are well worth the slight extra expense to keep the first cup tasting the same as the last cup. This maker brews quickly and quietly. Pause and serve works well. Makes great coffee and has all the features of more expensive makers. Has a pleasant beeping when the brewing is done.
Metal carafes rule. no more scorched coffee, nor burnt hot-plate.
8 July 2013
Summary: All-day warm coffee because of the metal carafe. not scorched by the heat-plate, like cheap glass-pot coffee-makers. That's why we bought this Cuisinart. The critiques of the difficult pouring are valid, but the metal carafe works as intended for insulation. We Will keep eyes open for more cheap deals. Metal carafes don't break like the glass ones do.
Summary: Coffee pot is very nice. The only draw back is we previously had a Barista coffee maker and it was very substantial. This unit is higher quality than most coffee makers, it is just that the handle is lightweight plastic and it is hard to empty the carafe and clean the pot because the opening is very small. Nothing that we can't deal with, but concerned about the durability of some of the parts.
Summary: This thing overflowed from the get go. First 3 pots leaked all over the counter. Prior coffeemaker was a Cuisinart grind and brew and it was great, except I hated the grind function. They've lost lost me now.
Summary: My old 2002 grind and brew cuisenart started to leak, I bought the white coffee maker, easy to clean, unsure (because of reviews) how difficult the top of the coffee maker would be, found it's a snap to put on and no leakage.. It's uncomplicated and easy to use. Love the water level indicator. Looks great on the counter, blends in with my decor.
Pros: Brews Quickly, Durable, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, It's Very Quiet, Large Pot, Multiple Settings, Stylish
Summary: I liked this coffee maker until this morning. It's about a year-old. Saw a lot of smoke coming out of the back of unit at electrical cord, terrible electrical wire fire smell filled the kitchen. Cuisinart customer service offered no apologies and was all biz about sending UPS out here to pick up the defective unit before we can get a replacement. The burden is on me to box it up and have it waiting for UPS who will arrive in the next 5-7 days.