We have been looking to replace our caraf coffee maker with a new one for about 2 years. Old one was leaking coffee inbetween the interioir glass layer and the thernal outside. This Cuisinart seems to fit the bill. We had to read all the instructions to make sure we got all the settings correct. Makes good coffee. We are still experimenting to get it to our desired strength. That is why I gave it 4 stars. we are on our 4th day and think that by toorrow we will finally be able to brew it as strong as we like. Good product. Would recomment.
I purchased this to try fresh pour-over coffee. Great grinder. Works well with cold brew, too, since you can adjust the grind to a more coarse grind style. Cold brew has become my favorite type of coffee. Just youtube the directions if you want to try... it's great!
It is small in size but mighty. I think it is quality beyond Keurig. I've had two of those and they died before one year. I didn't have receipts so I lost on replacement. Decided that wasn't a good kitchen investment. I also wanted to brew tea and have ground coffee once in a while, this does those and single K-cups! I'm happy. My partner has problems with her hands. I worried she couldn't push in the coffee drawer. But no problem. Once you use it a few times it gets simpler. Go buy their directions for first few times then you are golden. For us, it is a keeper. Oh and coffee is hotter than Keurigs. You don't have the large water reservoir. You fill water for each individual taste. Toss in a Jet Fuel coffee k-cup and my morning is made! Plus my coffee is stronger when I can adjust the water level for taste. I haven't had it long but it looks to last? UPDATE after 7 months: The K-cup holder leaks, it is somewhat messy. I clean up after it. The seal must be realigned and if your hands aren't capable this will be a chore. It unscrews and needs to be washed and reinserted. I bought a taller coffee cup to catch the spash. I still like it. But expensive for what you get. At least it isn't cheap plastic and I think it will last a fair amount of usable time.
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