Summary: We purchased this item in March 2012 and have enjoyed it. It brews fast and has been problem free. We have also been very happy with the coffee quality. This is the third Cuisinart coffee maker we have had over the last 10 years. The problem came suddenly. We made a cup of coffee in the morning on a Sunday and turned it off as usual. Six hours later, after not being turned on or touched at all, it suddenly started smoking.
Summary: This is a follow up to a review I posted after I bought this item in March 2013, seven months later. It does brew a decent cup of coffee, if you don't mind having to put it in the microwave for a minute or so afterward. The hot plate, while it claims to have a hot setting, doesn't seem to be working. At all. I'm also getting a bit tired of having to pry off the lid with my fingernail every time I want to rinse the carafe out.
Summary: Hay needle did a great job in shipping thr pot gquicky. Infotunately, it became evident that the pot was shipped "broken" as there was a large hole in the. Product package and the handle was broken in several places. Hayneedle has responded quickly to our inquiries and has shipped a new pot. As well as sending an email to enable us to return the broken pot st no expense?
Summary: In a lifetime of brewing coffee, this is the first unreliable coffee maker I have owned. My Cuisinart was purchased after 25+ years of using Mr. Coffee, and I thought I was upgrading. The coffee maker stopped working during a power outage after a storm and never started again. I spoke at length to their customer service and they sent me an identical replacement. My second Cuisinart has now also stopped working after a recent power outage.
Summary: I have had two of these coffeemakers over the last year, and I have to agree with the other reviewers. There are good features to this coffeemaker - freshly brewed coffee tastes very good, it's nice to keep it hot inside the coffeemaker, and it looks nice on your counter. HOWEVER, there are some major problems here.
Summary: This coffee maker lasted about 6 months before it stopped working. In terms of performance you will likely be happier with a coffee maker that has a good thermal carafe. This coffee maker keeps coffee hot for 2 hours but does not prevent it from burning because the coffee is exposed to a heat element. Therefore the coffee you taste after an hour is not as good as when it's freshly made. On the plus side it is easy to clean and operate.
If you like style over substance this is a great coffee maker
17 July 2012
Summary: Great looking coffee maker. Cosmetically it shines. Unfort for me it does not produce very hot coffee. It does have a carafe warmer , 3 settings but the hot is not all that hot. The krupps coffee makers are excellent if one likes their coffee hot.
Summary: It's a fair coffee pot/maker system. The negative side of it is the heater plate that keeps the coffee hot when finished brewing. It could be a more than a trifle warmer. What one has to do is place a cup into a microwave to receive the warmth needed. I like a good hot cup of coffee so I'll have to deal with the situation. Something must be investigated at the plant, that would be my best bet. Done Deal.