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Cuisinart CHW-12 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and build quality are generally positive. The design and maintenance also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the speed and capacity, and many are less positive about the noise and size.

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value for money, size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Cuisinart CHW-12 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Great hot coffe or tea quickly


I had an old cheap coffee pot and had forgotten how good coffee could be until I purchased my new Cuisinart coffee maker. I think the good taste is partly due to the filters that this coffee maker has. I also love hot tea and having the hot water...

Keeps the coffe fresh and hot and has an automatic shut-off


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Great coffee maker!


This is a quality coffee maker. Easy to use, program and maintain. The instant hot water is a nice bonus as well. My wife loves this feature when making her hot tea. Cuisinart is the best when it comes to quality at a fair price.

Quality construction. User friendly

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Makes a good cup of coffee!


It's really nice to have both coffee and tea drinkers needs easily met. The machine is nice and sleek. Makes great coffee. Very easy to use. One of the easiest coffee makers to program - and I've had a lot ;)

hot water option for non-coffee drinkers


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Great Coffeemaker


Bough as a birthday gift and from what I hear so far, it's been great. Has several useful functions and is being used daily for coffee and tea.

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It's been really great


I use it every day and I have had no problems with the coffee maker I give it five stars

Easy to program and operate


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Love this coffeemaker


Drip coffee makers never got coffee hot enough for my husband. He loves the temperature adjustment for the plate - hot for a full pot - then medium and low as the pot is emptied. I like that because I hate the burned coffee taste at the end of the pot....

Adjustable plate temp keeps the coffee hot; gold coffee filter included

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excellent product


we have used several coffee makers and this is the best one we have ever used and has nor leaked water and keeps coffee and water hot

works well


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Great addition to the kitchen


Allows you to prepare coffee and tea at the same time with little effort.


No issues

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Very good value


Great product. We drink a lot of coffee and tea in this house so having the hot water for tea is fantastic. It also works great for my morning oatmeal. It heats the water fairly fast. So far I'm very pleased.


Can be noisy

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luv the hot water feature


i liked the hot water feature and it is easy to use.

only takes about 3 to 4 min. for hot water