I purchased this after a recommendation from a friends who was using the same machine. It replaced another Cuisinart I'd had for over 10 years that stopped working after a lightning storm - so I know that is the reason. I love how hot the coffee gets, as well as the hot water function of this machine too, which makes it great for teas, oatmeal and hot lemon water in the morning. I love my coffee maker - I think you'll like it too.
Great piece of equipment. I love the automatic features and ease of use. The only thing I didn't like was it really measures put to an 8 cup pot instead of the advertised 12 cup. I only checked because my coffee kept coming out ridiculously strong when i measured my coffee grounds per the "12 cups" Other than that. GREAT
The hot water section was broke when I poured water to mske a cup or yes water poured out the bottom all Over the counter. Also the area where you add the water for making appt of coffee is so small you spill water! I do like the coffee pot because pouring a cup of coffee it doesn't drip'
The only problem I have with this coffeemaker comes from being short and not being able to see well into the fill opening: I have a difficult time pouring the water into the coffeemaker side without spilling it all over. But that's a gene problem, not a Cuisinart problem. I can't find a problem with this product.