Cuisinart® PerfecTemp® 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

Every single thing that you put into even the best Cuisinart coffee maker will affect the machine’s life and your cup of coffee. Most brands will claim that their products are durable. As customers, the best way to check is to read reviews. Once you see a specific Cuisinart coffee maker that piques your interest, check the customer feedback.

Today, most of us use mugs that hold 8 ounces or more, which means a typical 12-cup coffee maker brews enough coffee for about seven mugs at the most. Run a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water through the machine. If there are both coffee and tea lovers in your house, the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus is your machine. In addition to brewing a 12-cup pot of coffee, it can dispense a shot of hot water for quick cuppas, mugs of cocoa or bowls of instant oatmeal.

If you like your coffee on demand, this could be worth a second look. While big carafes make brew cycles easier, it tends to alter your brew’s taste whenever you leave it sitting for a while. This is often what you give up when you keep your coffee warm for a long time. One of the top features of Cuisinart equipment is that they have the needs of the consumers in mind. Made for ease of use, the water reservoir is a breeze to refill when the water supply is low, so you can get back to brewing.

Turn the coffee maker’s programmable function knob to Auto-Off. You can make selections to have the coffee maker automatically turn off zero to four hours after a brewing Keurig K-Mini cycle has finished. Once you have selected the appropriate time between cycles, allow the time to stop flashing; this will lock in your time until changed.

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Before you buy, be sure to measure the space where you plan to keep your coffee maker, as well as how much room you have below your cabinets. Keep in mind that even if your machine fits under the cabinet, most Cuisinart coffee makers need to be pulled forward so you can load them with water and ground coffee. If you’re looking for the best value from the brand, this 12-cup model is the one to choose. In spite of its relatively low price, the Cuisinart DCC-1100BK is attractive and offers the same basic perks as the more expensive models. It’s programmable, so you can set it to have the coffee ready the minute you wake up or walk into the house.

In addition to all this, the center has six color combinations, making it super easy to coordinate all your appliance colors or match it to your decor. Due to its contents, this product cannot be shipped via our Priority Service or sent to Alaska, Hawaii, P.O.

For single-serve machines, our engineers evaluate the temperature and size consistency of individual cups of coffee. And for cold-brew coffee makers, engineers assess ease of cleaning, and taste testers judge each brew. The manual advises that if brewing four cups or less, you should add 1½ scoops of coffee beans per cup, so we added six scoops. We also hit the 1-4 cup button for this brew; it isn’t essential that you do this, but Cuisinart says it will improve the flavor of the resulting drink.

Wash all the removable parts thoroughly in the dishwasher or by hand with soapy water. Coffee can leave behind an oily residue that builds Keurig K-Mini up over time and gives a bad taste to your beverage. Make sure you have enough counter space to house the unit that you are purchasing.

This isn’t the most attractive coffee machine we’ve seen. That said, the stainless-steel exterior is inoffensive, but it does mark easily with fingerprints, which is frustrating. Setup was easy, however, with us quickly able to figure out how to assemble and start up the coffee maker.