I had a Black and Decker Thermos coffeemaker. Could not clean the top of the thermos -- water and coffee would drain in and would not drain out. Bought this Cuisinart (best price - thank you Overstock!) and months later, I love it! The option to program is the best feature -- enjoy having fresh coffee when I wake up in the morning. The gold filter means I don't have to purchase paper filters, the machine turns itself off after an hour or so, and a 12-cup pot of coffee tastes just as good as a 4-cup pot. I hope it has a long life because we make on average two pots of coffee daily.
I was looking for a coffee maker without a lot of bells and whistles, and was wary about the programmable feature at first, having some bad past experiences with them. But this machine is super easy to program, and makes a great cup of coffee. An exceptional feature is the "1-4" cup button, which heats the element higher so that smaller pots come out as good as a full one.
Love the looks of this coffee maker. As with all white appliances it does stain. Specifically the lid of the coffee pot. Wish someone would make a stainless steel lid! Our first one died an early death but was covered by manufacture warranty. I like the looks so much we purchased again. Buttons and programming are simple. I have had both better and worse pouring pots, you have to be a bit careful or it will spill.
Quality product, but would purchase the same coffee maker in black since you can really start seeing the coffee stains after using it a couple of months. If you don't care about noticeable stains, then recommend the product because it is good quality.
Everything is great about this coffee maker. Have one in silver, but all my appliances are white. So great to find a white one, and then I can pass along my silver one to a friend. Only difference is on the white one, there is no carafe temp dial like on my silver one. miss that!
Coffeemakers don't last very long. This one provides just what my family needs. We have had this model for at least 5 yrs. I purchased this one to replace the older one that I supplied to our rental property. I really don't like the modern single serve coffeemakers. This model is just what I like at a reasonable price.
The coffee machine has a very nice streamlined appearance. It looks terrific on the kitchen counter. It has a very fast brew with resulting delicious coffee. The only problem is that it is a big difficult to clean. There are too many inner nooks and crannies to have to get to. Still, we are pleased with this purchase. The quality of the construction seems excellent.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? right on
This coffeemaker is easy to program, quiet while making the coffee and creates a very hot and tasty cupful in the end. It beeps 5 times when the process is complete which is nice if you have stepped away. The only down side to this Cuisinart is the difficulty taking off the lid to clean. You have to use something to pry it off which is a minor nuisance. It's getting increasingly difficult to find a WHITE coffeemaker so grab this one while you can! I received the product very quickly. It was packed perfectly.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems well made so far
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate