Why I love this Cuisinart Coffeemaker:
Cuisinart is one of the few companies that makes a coffee maker that brews at 190 degrees. This is important because the flavor from your beans doesn’t fully extract if the water isn’t hot enough. This is usually one of the differences between a cheap coffee maker and a more expensive one. Cheap makers will heat the coffee hot with the hot plate, but it did not “brew” the coffee at the temperature it eventually gets to.
It doesn’t leak and the light when you fill a mug is a nice feature. All the parts come out for easy filling, rinsing, etc. You won’t be able to put this under a cabinet though because the top still has a lid that would be blocked.
No leaks if the inside over flows or spills either! Any internal overflow drains into the drip tray which is a very nice feature.
The spray head is one of the best I’ve seen. It fully covers all the coffee grounds. It also brews a whole pot in about 7 minutes without flavor loss. Machines that brew too fast usually don’t get all the flavor out of coffee. Bunn for instance, brews a pot in just 3 minutes and at the right temperature, but the water is forced through too fast and doesn’t have enough contact time with the coffee. Coffee is a bit like tea in that it does need to steep a bit, just not nearly as long unless using a French Press, the best method of brewing but the most inconvenient.
It comes with a permanent flat filter, which saves you from buying one or paper ones. However, and this is a picky issue, cone shaped is much better. The coffee and water contant better with cone and make a better cup.
Category: Coffee Maker