12 Issues of Food & Wine
Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Automatic machines||Color: Black|
|Material: Metal; Plastic; Glass||Number of Items Included: 2|
|Pieces Included: Unit; Carafe||Rust Resistant: Yes|
|Stain Resistant: Yes||Odor Resistant: Yes|
|Scratch Resistant: Yes||Warp Resistant: Yes|
|Shatterproof: Yes||Brewing Temperature: 200 Fahrenheit|
|Adjustable Temperature: No||Brewing Time: 1 Minutes|
|Number of Brew Heads: 1||Brew Head Style: Shower|
|Filter Type: Cone||Filter Included: No|
|Removable Filter Basket: Yes||Filter Basket Material: Plastic|
|Water Window: Yes||Maximum Water Capacity: 12 Cups|
|Water Filter: No||Gradations: Yes|
|Scale: No||Lighted On/Off Switch: Yes|
|Brew Complete Indicator: Yes||LCD Display: Yes|
|Quiet Brew: Yes||Hot Water Dispenser: Yes|
|Cord Storage: Yes||K-Cup Compatible: No|
|Grinder Included: No||Pause Feature: Yes|
|Vacation Switch: Yes||Auto Shutoff: Yes|
|Clock: Yes||Timer: Yes|
|Programmable: Yes||High Altitude: Yes|
|Wattage: 1000 Watts (W)||Voltage: 120 Volts (V)|
|Amperes: 8.3 Amps||Hertz: 60 Hertz|
|Nonstick: Yes||Dishwasher Safe: Yes|
|Microwave Safe: No||Carafe Included: Yes|
|Cups or Mugs Included: No||Scoop Included: Yes|
|Commercial Use: No||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Assembly Required: No||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: Limited 3 year warranty|
|BPA Free: Yes||UL Listed: Yes|
|cUL Listed: Yes||PFOA Free: Yes|
|PTFE Free: Yes|
antoinette from cape may, NJ – Verified Buyer
I love coffee so I will give you the good and bad on the Cusinart. My thermal Mr. Coffee maker finally kicked out after ten years of hard use with our large family drinking coffee constantly. I did as much research as I could before buying another and I opted for this model. It is very hard to find a 12 cup coffee maker. The pros: Looks beautiful on your countertop, easy to use, coffee is nice and hot and lasts hot in the carafe all day long! Produces a great cup of coffee that everyone loves! easy to clean, and of course 12 cups and is programmable for our early morning. Cons, The coffee maker is very big and I have to pull it further out on my counter to open my cabinets, The lid is a cheaper plastic version then my old Mr. Coffee, and the carafe is very heavy!! These are my only cons. We are very happy with the purchase and we are grateful to once again have a great cup of coffee. I had to use a cheap 20 dollar one for a week and trust me I suffered LOL Anyway I recommend it highly but do keep in mind the size and just the carafe is a bit heavier then most. It's AAA plus for me..
2 time Cusinart coffee maker owner
mrs.jennyz from Minnesota
OK folks, I'm gonna be painfully honest here. I'm going on my SECOND Cusinart coffeemaker, here. Why? Because if you don't twist on the carafe lid PERFECTLY and load the basket full of coffee grounds PERFECTLY, then the coffee will not go into the pot. Instead, it will LEAK ALL OVER and go on the couter top, floor,etc.(people that have coffee makers that have metal/warming pots will back me up on this one) It happened about 5 times with the first one I owned and only happened 3 times with the second one before the coffee maker completely died.It happens maybe 2 times a year when you're not totally awake when you set up the coffee and turn the pot on. The other thing is, the white lettering on the front of the coffee pot base by the buttons labeled "ON","HOUR", "MIN" ,"AUTO"- yeah,um that lettering completely rubs off if you wash the base besides anything with water and a soft cloth. See where I'm going here folks? If you do not have the light precise touch of neonatal intensive-care nurse, this machine may not last more than 2 years in your kitchen. The good news?-it makes decent coffee and the carafe keeps it hot for hours and you can program it to make the coffee before you wake up(just put the unit in your empty,dry kitchen sink in case it leaks everywhere).
Craig from Los Angeles, CA
I've been using this for a few months and it brews great coffee. For optimum extraction from the beans the water needs to be between 195 and 205 degrees. My machine starts around 192 and ends up around 208. I use the gold tone filter. Some people have had the paper filter restrict the flow of water resulting in overflow. It's a 12-cup unit, but I can't get more than 20 or 22 tablespoons of grounds in it so usually just go with 10 cups. Screwing on the lid is very critical. I start with "Close" over the pour spout and then screw it on until "Pour" is directly over the pour spout. I can brew a pot at night and when I wake up the coffee is still fairly hot. Cuisinart recommends a medium-fine grind. If you grind finer you might find it overflows since the water can't flow through quickly enough. You also need to run vinegar or a cleaning product through this on a regular basis.
Kagney from Manalapan, NJ – Verified Buyer– Top 5 Reviewer
This coffee maker is the best one out there! It keeps the coffee hot for hours. I have tried quite a few different ones even same brand but different maker, we go through alot of coffee at my house daily and I like it hot. Only one that keeps it that way and it has the best flavor. If you want your coffee hot and to stay that way this is the best!
The Chef's classic 12 cup thermal coffee maker
Noelle from Lakebay, WA – Verified Buyer
The coffee maker arrived earlier than estimated, a pleasant surprise. The thermos when full is a bit heavier than my previous glass coffee pot, but other than that, it is an excellent coffee maker. The suggestion to prime the thermos with hot water prior to starting the brew cycle does extend the length of time the coffee remains hot.
Chef's Classic Stainless Steel 12-Cup Programmable Thermal Coffee Maker
Sherie from Waukesha, WI – Verified Buyer
I love this coffee pot! It's hard to find a 12 cup thermal pot anywhere and I've looked. The inside of the pot is also stainless which means no hard to remove coffee stains like you see with aluminum lined pots. Keeps your coffee hot for hours. Great buy!
Keeps coffee hot for hours.
Debra from Boonville, MO – Verified Buyer
I love this coffeepot. I saw where someone complained about the lid being difficult to screw on properly. You do have to be careful to get it in the groove in the beginning, however if it's started right, it will screw on correctly. Pros: Keeps coffee hot for a long time. Cons: None
Beautiful to look at and great coffe
Joan from PRUDENVILLE, MI – Verified Buyer
This pot keeps coffee super hot on the table at breakfast. I just love it. One draw back is the lid- it can be on crooked, so be careful when you tighten it
Great thermal coffee maker
Noriko from Washington, DC – Verified Buyer
I chose this coffee maker because of its thermal and programmable features. Both work great. Easy to program, although the numbers could be a little larger. The thermal carafe keeps coffee steaming hot for at least 2 hours. Easy to use and clean.
Karen from MESA, AZ – Verified Buyer
I love this. Keeps the whole pot hot for hours but is not cooking the coffee so the last cup is as good as the first. Do not buy the really cheap filters