I was happy with this coffee maker -- until it caught fire
Diana Cramer, Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: I was happy with this coffee maker -- until it caught fire. Doesn't matter how good a cup of coffee or how easy a coffeemaker is to use -- catching fire cancels all the good points! I'm going back to Mr. Coffee.
Summary: Three days prior to this post this coffee maker, which I own and is less than a year old, went up in smoke! The lower portion where the display and controls are housed shorted out. And, before someone asks, there was no water that got into the unit! The electric short was preceded by two or three brew cycles that produced a loud buzzing sound from the lower portion of the unit during the actual brew cycle, which stopped when the brew cycle was complete.
Summary: I bought this product in March. It died in July. Unfortunately I cannot return or get reimbursed do to the tiny window of that opportunity that Amazon allows you. My first time purchasing a Cuisinart product---And my Last!!! Sadly, Sheila MKE., WI.
Overflows and does not allow you to make strong coffee
Disgruntled Post-Doc, Amazon
3 June 2014
Summary: It was immediately evident that the basket and holder for coffee grounds was smaller than that of our previous coffee maker despite claiming a similar capacity. We like our coffee relatively strong, and unfortunately it is impossible to put enough grounds into the holder to make an entire pot of strong coffee. Doing so causes it to overflow. Your choices are a full pot of weak coffee, or half a pot of coffee at a reasonable strength. But it gets worse.
Poorly designed and started leaking after 2 years.
14 January 2014
Summary: My first thought when this arrived was that it looked cheap, but I wanted a simple machine and couldn't be bothered to send it back so I kept it. The carafe is poorly designed and so it is hard to pour without dribbling down the front and if you use the carafe to fill the reservoir like I do, it is a messy and wet proposition unless you get it just right in the sweet spot.