Cuisinart CHW-12
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$44.99 - $139.99
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Summary: This Cuisinart 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a water filter
  • a permanent filter.
  • a cone-type filter.
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Cuisinart CHW-12

The Cuisinart CHW-12 is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the CHW-12 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Brew performance:
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.

Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.

Carafe handling:
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
About This Brand

Cuisinart's products are high-end and are found in department stores, specialty stores, and home stores. Its coffeemaker offerings include most categories, ranging from single serve through To-Go and various capacity multiserve coffeemakers. Prices range from $30 to $200.

Features & Specs - Cuisinart CHW-12
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting Yes
info Brew-strength control No
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 15 x 11 x 11
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User Reviews - Cuisinart CHW-12
User Reviews
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Great coffee
Large Pot
Multiple Settings
Did not last
Long Brew Time
Best Uses
I've loved this coffee maker/hot water unit. The coffee was great and I had one less thing on the counter in a small kitchen. <br /><br />Until it died out of the blue. The display just went blank and that part of the unit won't come on. The hot water still works great, but I need my morning coffee. <br /><br />It's still well under 1 year old, but I'm done with Quisenart coffee makers and grinders. They do not last. This is my 3rd coffee maker in about 4 years. The only reason I tried again was the dual machine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Hot Water System failure
Easy To Use
Long Brew Time
Best Uses
After one-year the Hot Water System would begin to boil the water even though the Hot Water System was not turned on. Seems to be a short in the circuitry. Cuisinart stood by the warranty and replaced the unit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Beep Wakes The Dead Early
Best Uses
Very nice, convenient for the ready hot water too. For hot cocoa, or oatmeal or tea. The beep is load and you can't turn it off. That is annoying.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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