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Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System, Black

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and design are overall positive. The size and maintenance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the value for money. The capacity and noise get critical comments.

usability, maintenance, size, design, durability

noise, capacity

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

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Awesome unit


Does everything I can ask of it. Didn't think I'd use it much, but have come to really love the hot water dispenser. Worth the money

Uh . . . it doesn't clean itself

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Good coffee maker


I don't see much point to the overpriced water filters, and, as with the DCC-1200, once those included with the unit get too grungie I'll throw them out without replacement. This may make it easier to fill the reservoir as the wand the filter is on...

Makes good coffee and is attractive; hot water system is a plus, but haven't used it much in the summer months since purchase. Previously had a Cuisinart DCC-1200, for nearly a decade, and on lifting the fill door condensed water would run down the...

As other reviewers have noted, it can be somewhat tricky to fill the coffee maker reservoir as the opening is on the small side and in the center rear of the unit. Replacement water filters are expensive

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Love it!


Researched new coffee makers and decided to bit the bullet on the cuisinart and glad we did. This is the next step upgrade to the original coffeemaker by cuisinart. Love the fact that this one comes with the hot water dispenser.

Amazing water feature that comes with the cuisinart CHW. Bit the bullet and went with this one instead of just the Mr. Coffee and with the 3/yr warranty also. Glad that we made the purchase. I am sure we will be very satisfied with this



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Cuisinart is a Must!


So nice to wake up to a hot cup of coffee to get a good start to the day.

Brews Quickly","Durable","Easy To Clean","Easy To Use","Large Pot","Multiple Settings","Stylish

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Love the convenience of making coffee or tea from one machine and looks nice on the counter. The water gets very very hot (yep burnt my tongue) so if you like hot tea or soup or just what hot water in a couple of minutes without having to use a...

It is a little difficult to pour the water in the resourvior for the coffee. Takes a few times to get it down

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Great Coffee maker


We brew coffee twice a day, love program for morning, keeps coffee very hot all morning to keep drinking. Hot water dispenser is the best, very hot and gets hot quick if don\'t want to leave it on. It is noisy as it keeps the water hot, but we just...

Brews great coffee fast","Easy To Clean","Easy To Use","Stays hot

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Quick delivery and great price


Everyday use and coneniwnr

Durable ; Easy To Use ; Stylish

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great product we would buy again


my wife does most of the coffee making she is very happy, i like the tea option, no bad comments

Brews Quickly ; Durable ; Easy To Clean ; Easy To Use ; Large Pot ; Multiple Settings ; Stylish

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fix the keak

Easy To Use

Long Brew Time

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Great product !!!!!!!!!


Need it for coffee brewing, tea and hot cereal.

Brews Quickly ; Durable ; Easy To Use ; Large Pot ; Multiple Settings