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.
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.
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.
Summary: I received this Coffee Maker last Friday. First of all, as another reviewer mentioned, I love the clean white/stainless steel look, and the small footprint. I have a very small kitchen and it fits easily on the counter.
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.
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.