Aug 20, 2009 (Updated Aug 20, 2009)
Review by cidram
Pros:The products looks sleek and stylish. It does keep the coffee warm for hours.
Cons:Constantly overflows; teh no drip lid does not work; mediocre taste.
This is one of the worst products I have purchased. This stylish and sleek machine was purchased online. I have purchased many Cuisanart products and have been very satisfied with both design and function of the products. This machine constantly overflows (every third brew or so) during the brewing process, particularly when you brew more than 7 cups. i have tried to use coarser grinds to allow more water to get through the Filter Basket but this did not cure the problem. It appears that any amount of coffee you use to brew more than 7 cups does not allow the water to drain fast enough causing the overflow. To make matters worse, the basket holder cannot be removed forcing you to clean the grinds that overflowed with a q-tip or a tissue in order to remove the grinds in the creases of the holder. The no drip lid is also a joke; it only seems to work half of the time. When the machine does not overflow the coffee tastes mediocre. About the only good thing I can say about this product is that it keeps your mediocre coffee warm for hours and it looks great on your counter.