Cuisinart got it right with this one! The 3-temp warming plate's HOT setting keeps coffee hot for up to 4 hours without scorching it. The blue backlit clock display is easy to see. The touch controls are easy to use. Everything is easy to clean. Coffee is brewed quickly. 14-cup capacity is a big plus.
It made enough ice in one day that I had to turn it off. The ice is bullet shaped but has the consistency of Sonic ice. This is exactly what I was looking for! I definitely recommend this!
This coffee maker is rock solid. The most important pro is its superior ability to brew great tasting HOT coffee instead of the tepid colored water spewed out by so many other brands. The warming plate has three temperature options depending upon your personal preference and can keep the coffee hot for up to 4 hours without scorching it. The gold tone permanent filter makes clean-up a breeze but you also have the option of using disposable paper filters. The small charcoal water filter eliminates chlorine taste but isn't needed if you already use filtered water. The heavy duty glass carafe pours with minimal dripping and its lid snaps on & off for easy cleaning. The control panel's retro-style toggle switch and dual twist-type selector knobs are easy to use and offer a nostalgic flashback to the simpler days before push buttons and touchpads. The small clock's LCD display can be a bit difficult to see especially in dim lighting but I consider that as a minor con since I only use it for programming the timer. The same thing applies to the small black lettering of the selector knob options which can be a bit difficult to make out against the brushed stainless steel finish. Like most any coffee maker, condensation located on the underside of the lid tends to drip when you open it after brewing; however, the water reservoir is designed with a curved lip at the upper rear to help catch dripping water when you open the lid to its fully open position a few degrees past vertical. While this coffee maker's finish is brushed stainless steel, it's made of very sturdy plastic which only makes sense because it doesn't rust & corrode over time like metal does when exposed to moisture.
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