From simple Cuisinart drip coffee makers to all-in-one models featuring single-serve options, there’s a Cuisinart coffee pot for every java lover. When choosing a Cuisinart coffee maker, consider the various features of each model. If you take your breakfast on the go, consider a one-cup Cuisinart coffee machine to reduce waste. Enjoy an afternoon pick-me up with a Cuisinart coffeemaker that brews a little more so you can top off your mug throughout the day. Or, if your home is filled with coffee connoisseurs, an even larger Cuisinart 14-cup coffee maker makes enough to satisfy everyone’s morning kick. No matter what size you choose, the machine’s electric percolator continually boils grounds until they reach your desired strength for an authentic, café-worthy flavor.
The Cuisinart SS-15 Maker Coffee Center is designed to give you lots of choices with just one machine. For those days when you need a single cup to wake you up before you drive the kids to school, there’s a single-cup brewer that works with K-cups or your own reusable coffee filter. You even have your choice of 3 different cup sizes so you can down a small dose at home or take a travel mug with you.
We consider overall value for money as well, so however much you want to spend and whatever features you’re after, there’s one here to suit every kitchen. During brewing you can pull out the carafe to pour your coffee without any spilling, brewing will then continue when you replace the carafe. The resting plate underneath the carafe was the only part of the coffee maker that became hot through brewing; the rest of it stayed cool to the touch. The $139.99 Keurig K-Duo is a very different machine, although it has many of the same functions. Like the SS-15P1, it has a 12-cup glass carafe with a heating plate and reusable gold tone mesh filter.
There’s just less over-extraction overall since the coffee slowly cools even in an insulated carafe. On one side, you have your classic drip coffee maker, complete with a 12-cup glass carafe. It has all the controls you’d expect, including a brew strength control and a warming feature. The CHW-12 has a safety lock to Cuisinart Coffee prevent hot water from being accidentally dispensed. On this model, you can up the temperature of the coffee in the carafe, which is a handy feature if you’re one of those people who never thinks your coffee is hot enough. It’s a bit tricky to access the filter basket and the water tank when the lid is fully opened.
The real issue is the need to turn the carafe dang near vertical to get the last third of the pot into your cup. And once it starts to flow, lines in the mouth of the vessel encourage splatter. It’s not designed to dial down to Nth degree in terms of changing temperatures, adjusting a pre-soak or “bloom” time (it doesn’t have this feature), or adjusting for altitude.
It’s available in black or white, as well as in a smaller, 10-cup model. The DCC-1150BK comes with a charcoal water filter and a reusable gold-tone coffee filter to give you the Keurig K-Mini best-tasting cup of coffee possible. Unfortunately, the carafe isn’t very well-designed and can be hard to pour. At 77dB, the grinding was the noisiest part of the process.