We were a little skeptical of buying a refurbished product, but have had absolutely no problems with this coffeemaker. It makes great coffee and looks great on our kitchen counter. Just be aware that it requires a disposable water filter which needs to be replaced every few months. No biggie, the filters are inexpensive (~$*.** each when you buy a package of 12), and the coffeemaker reminds you when it's time to change the filter. We don't use the programmable features much, so the small, hard-to-read digital display doesn't bother us much.
I had to replace my previous Cuisinart coffeemaker & this one was perfect. I received it within 3-4 days, took it out of the box, read the book and had a wonderful cup of coffee within minutes. I just wanted a basic coffeemaker with very little fuss and easy operation. Got it all with this one.
I'm a cuisinart coffee maker fan. I replaced one that I broke with this refurbished unit and so far, its been working fine. However, mine did not come complete with its charcoal filter installed. It is amazing how much this filter improves the coffee's flavor - I noticed it was gone after the first couple of brews. This isn't a big thing, as I purchased replacement filters on Amazon but one would expect a refurbished unit to come complete with all the pieces.
This is my third Cuisinart coffee pot. I really like how they brew the coffee, so flavorful and hot, not lukewarm, like some other brands. It makes a really good cup of coffee. Have no clue as to why is was listed refurbished, it came packed in original box. thanks, keeps the morning coffee on the front porch coming! :)
12 cup, auto brewer is the best in years. the brand is very reliable, and the refurbsihed is as good as factory new. looks very good in any environement, and one less thought to having to shut off the coffee maker when leaving the house. Also, the beeping to alert for when coffee has brewed is an added feature. The water filter is also a bonus in making coffee that is brewed with hard water taste ncredibly fresh. I must also add, I need less coffee grounds to brew 12 cups, than I did with a 10 cup brewer.
Would not recommend unless there are instructions accompanying the coffeemaker! The Refurbished pot had no instructions, required programming which I was unable to figure out. REturned item, sadly, since I've heard wonderful reports on the coffee quality with this pot.