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..
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.
Excerpt: We really love this coffee maker, and so far it has lasted longer than most we have had. We use paper filters in it, and use it on a daily basis. We also have very hard (lime) water here, and so far that has not affected the performance.
Excerpt: I bought this as a gift for my husband and overall, it is very good. He loves that it can be programmed and alerts you when it is done. The down side, as other reviews have pointed out is that there is not outside water level gauge to know how much water.
Excerpt: I found the coffee maker quite easy to setup and use right out of the box. Friends have made comments that the new coffee maker made great coffee - they never made such a comment before. I find not having to press a button to pour coffee an outstanding design.
Excerpt: I love the coffee pot, because it keeps the coffee hot in its metal carafe, and is unbreakable. I have had to replace many coffee makers b/c the carafe breaks or another part of the pot breaks off and is too expensive to replace.
Coffee lover who was surprised by the negative reviews.
B. Guest "Iansmommy", Amazon
28 December 2011
Summary: I had owned a Capresso thermal carafe coffee maker for 13 yrs. It was one of the first thermal carafe coffee makers available and I loved that coffee maker. Great coffee and easy to use. I didn't think I would find something as wonderful as my Capresso without spending a fortune.
Summary: I bought this refurbished Cuisinart because it was very affordable. I knew Cuisinart was a good brand, so I was more comfortable buying a refurbished model. It brews 10 cups in under 10 minutes - just what you need in the morning - and my coffee tastes great.