basket can overflow, flooding the controls under the heat plate
27 December 2011
Summary: If you pour a cup while the machine is still brewing, the basket can be jiggered when the pot is put back in the coffee maker. This is not noticeable when it happens. It will, however, be apparent when you discover most of a pot of coffee flooding your counter top and dripping on the floor.
Summary: I bought my 1st one about 1.5 years ago, it was still working but we have hard water and that was wearing it down. I order another one and also ordered one for brother-in-law who stayed with us for 6 months and often made two pots a day. It has held up well. I realise this is one of those items that I should purchase another today so that in a couple of years when they stop making it I'll have one !!!
Summary: I spent about a week researching coffeemakers with the thermal carafe. I like strong coffee and have grown tired of my second and subsequent cups tasting burnt. What I really liked about this one was it has the features I need without bells and whistles I won't need. Specifically, I have my own grinder and didn't want to pay an extra $30-$40 for something I won't use. I shied away from the 12-cup pots because of so many complaints of overflow/bad designs.
Summary: We were replacing a Krups coffeemaker and knew that we preferred the type with a thermal carafe. I'm very sensitive to burned coffee taste and find that a thermal carafe eliminates that problem. We do like a strong coffee, and with some tweaking, have found this coffeemaker delivers a great pot of coffee. We found that we need to increase the amount used from what Cuisinart recommends to about half again as much as they recommend.
Summary: I normally buy only items that have many reviews and 4 or 5 stars. This coffee maker had only two reviews but I decided to take a chance especially since it could be returned within 30 days. Even though most thermal coffee makers had many good reviews, there were too many negatives for each. I am very happy with this on so far.
Summary: This coffeemaker has a compact size (small footprint) yet brews a BIG pot of coffee! In fact, the Cuisinart Compact Coffeemaker has it all: programmable (even just 1 to 4 cups), filters the water, has a gold "rinse and re-use" coffee filter, a big thermal pot, and its easy to use. Now have coffee READY when you wake up - or brew it and let it stay HOT in the THERMAL carafe! Coffee does not sit there, and BURN, on a heating element! agf!
Summary: I held off for a while buying because of lack of reviews. I received my Cuisinart Monday, May 18 - defective out of box. I received my replacement, Wednesday, May 20. Cannot beat Amazon!!!! I've brewed one pot with no problems. Very easy to program, make coffee, and pour coffee (lid does not need to be turned, just pour as the lid locks when removed from base). Need to learn to adjust amount of coffee...coffee is hot! Beeps when finished. Easy to fill with water.
Summary: Nice machine in many respects, but the coffee is not very hot and not very strong. Even with two scoops of coffee per cup (double the recommended amount), the coffee is on the weak side. My guess is that the water is not heated to a high enough temperature. Called Cuisinart and got a real person right away, who was polite but had no solution. He said the product was rather new, and the company did not have much feedback yet on problems.
Summary: We had a hard time selecting a coffee maker in our price range. We knew we wanted a thermal pot, and have had problems in the past with leaks while brewing and difficult pour spouts. This coffee maker is very easy to use,and the pot pours very easily, but we are not delighted with the taste of the coffee. We have tried it with the gold filter basket as well as with regular paper filters.
Summary: I shopped a long time for a good coffeemaker, because I drink coffee every day and have been so frustrated with the other machines I have owned. This has been as near to perfect as I have ever found. -- The size is right for my limited counter space. -- It is easy to use and to clean. -- It works fast (a full pot in less than 10 minutes). -- It beeps when it's finished, so there's no guessing.