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

The Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System is one of the best coffee makers on the market which does more than you would expect. This coffee maker is high in functionality and should greatly improve your coffee drinking experience.



  • High in functionality
  • Instant boiling water dispenser


  • No thermal carafe
  • instant boiling water potential hazard (does feature safety switch)


The Cuisinart CHW-12 will satisfy just about any coffee drinker and will be especially perfect for people who like gadgets and technology, people looking for a coffee maker that does more than just make coffee will be pleasantly surprised as well.

The Cuisinart CHW-12 is a modern and well designed coffee maker that brews a delicious batch every single time and is reliable for years to come. For starters it features 2 charcoal water filters as well as a gold tone filter to ensure the purity of your coffee and improve the taste. The water is also kept at the optimum boiling temperature at all times, no just before brewing to ensure consistency of the water temperature and greatly reduce the brew time. This feature can also be turned off for non regular users. The water is kept boiling for the brewing process, but also because this coffee maker features an instant boiling water function.This feature is why the Cuisinart CHW-12 can also make tea, cocoa, instant noodles, porridge or anything else that requires boiling water at any moment.

To make your life easier and to maximize your coffee drinking experience, the Cuisinart CHW-12 features numerous useful features. You can program it to start brewing at a specific time so that you can always wake up to freshly brewed coffee. If you happen to be up before it’s done, you can use the brew-pause function to stop the dripping and quickly sneak a cup. You also won’t need to worry if you ever forget to turn it off in your rush because it has an auto off feature as well. Moreover, many light indicators let you know when the machine needs cleaning, more water or anything else. The carafe itself fits 12 standard cups of coffee and was designed with a drip free spout for pouring, the heater plate is also adjustable so you can keep your coffee at your preferred temperature. The drip tray can also be removed if you are brewing directly into a thermos in order to drink your coffee in the way.

I can highly recommend the Cuisinart CHW-12 to just about any coffee drinker because this one has all the bases covered. It makes great coffee by focusing on the brewing process and features all your favorite functions. Not to mention the additional instant boiling water dispenser which you won’t know you needed until you have it. Although I feel this coffee maker is ideal for anyone its especially ideal for office situations as the instant boiling water greatly reduces the brew time but also helps people who drink tea or want to make some soup/noodles.

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