Summary: I previously owned a 12-cup coffeemaker, which actually was too large as I am the only coffee drinker in the house. Not only being too large for my use, it took up extra space on my counter because it was too tall to fit under the cabinets. As such, I was thinking of buying a smaller coffeemaker, but the one I had still worked very well so it didn't make sense to buy a new one. Then the carafe broke which opened up the possibility for me to purchase a smaller one.
Summary: This is the only coffee maker I found with a stainless steel carafe rather than the typical glass carafe. We have gone through several with the glass carafe, and invariably, someone will break the carafe within the year. Sometimes it is me and sometimes my colleagues. Purchasing a new glass carafe usually has to be done by mail order, since most stores are geared to the 12 cup size.
Summary: So far, so good. I am totally pleased with this little coffeemaker. I was a little bit leery after reading reports that it dripped horribly. I bought it anyway, however, because several of the solutions that had been proposed by reviewers seemed totally reasonable (hang the spout over the edge of the cup, keep the spout clean to prevent the disruption of water tension, and always pour s-l-o-w-l-y). I couldn't be more pleased.
Summary: I bought this particular model because it was a Cuisinart brand, which from prior experience has always been known to me for quality. But not this one. First of all it is very cheaply made. Many times it does not pass through the filter and runs over the sides and makes a big mess. The pause and pour function does not work at all. I have had it over a month now, so I can't return it anymore. So, I guess it will be a 50 cents garage sale item now. Don't waste your money.
WORKS, can't screw it up, and saves the environment
Tony Peter, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: Loveit!! I use it to save money making ice coffee, instead of my Keurig. Also saved a few landfills from being inundated by Keurig plastic cups - and since it is NOT PROGRAMMABLE, I can make coffee in it any time that I want to operate it without confusion. LOVE IT.