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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the speed and size. The design and maintenance are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the capacity. Many are less positive about the noise and value for money.

usability, maintenance, design, size, speed

value for money, 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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I bought this couple of months and since then I am pretty satisfied with it. Apart from brewing coffee, I can also make tea or get hot water which makes it so useful.

Eady to use


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Great coffemaker/hotwater dispenser


I have been using the coffee maker for about a month and it works great. Water comes out boiling, and the machine itslef is easy to use. The caraf could heat up a bit hotter. Solid purchase!

Sepeate water tanks, easy to use

buttons and knob feel a bit cheap

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Husband loves it!


Gave this to my husband as an anniversary gift and he is so happy with it. I really like the hot water feature. It makes life easier when it comes to making oatmeal for my 22 month old son.

Easy to use and matches kitchen decor


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Really like this coffee pot


works well, looks good. the added hot water feature is very convenient.

love the hot water feature

coffee pot lid is cumbersome

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Well worth the money


Works like a charm set it and go has not failed me yet and makes a Great Pot of Coffee. I also like the hot water part on the side. I occasionally have to have Hot Water for Tea and it works great. Thanks

Easy to operate

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Easy to use


Does the job! Programmable and easy to use. Haven't had any problems.


Thought right side was single cups but it's just hot water

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Great coffee maker for small office


This coffee make was purchased for my office of 6 people. Everyone lives it. It's so easy to use.

Easy to set up and easy to use


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good coffee


The coffee is great and warmer has several settings which is good. The spot to pour the water is tricky under a cabinet and small but once you get used to it that also is fine.

great tasting coffee

water pour area is small

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Best coffee maker I've ever owned


Our old Mr. Coffee died so my wife and I decided to purchase a higher end coffee maker. We are very happy with our new Cuisinart. The coffee brews hot and the water filter (very easy to replace btw) makes for a delicious cup of joe. I would recommend...

water filtration, hot water for tea

hot water reservoir could be bigger

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This a very good coffee maker


I would recommend this coffee maker to my family and friends