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Cuisinart - Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffee Maker and Single-Serve Brewer - Stainless Steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 292 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of Both Worlds!

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    utmom
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    We have always loved Cuisinart. After a very disappointing experience with another brand, which fortunately we had a protection plan in place and were able to return to Best Buy, we were shown this model by one of the salespeople. I had no idea Cuisinart made a dual version, and we thought it would be perfect for us. We'd never had a k-cup coffee maker, but we've instantly adapted to using it for a variety of things -- tea, hot chocolate, or a cup of coffee for somebody who wants one at a time we normally don't have a pot brewed. The traditional coffee maker is great too -- we use the auto program feature every morning. We love the 12-cup carafe. The unit is attractive, and we love the lighted buttons. I don't find it that difficult to fill the water reservoir for either side. With the k-cup side, I just take a look at it when filling the regular side at night and if it is not to the max level, I'll add some water to it as well. The unit fits nicely under our cabinets and doesn't create a lot of steam, like the Ninja we disliked did. We've not had a single k-cup fail so far, and we've used several different brands and varieties. It's not needed a clean cycle yet, but we've never had any trouble with maintenance of the Cuisinart brand -- again, unlike the Ninja. We really have absolutely no complaints about this coffee maker at all. While we were waiting for our unit to come into the store because of a mix-up with the order that our local salespeople went way above and beyond to remedy, it went on sale and Best Buy added a free holiday gift promotion as well. They adjusted our purchase to the lower price and we love the speaker! But even if we had paid full price, I would have been 100% delighted and satisfied with the purchase. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love My Cuisinart!

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    tlaurance

    We had an old Cuisinart K-cup machine several years ago. Worked flawlessly and felt like a tank compared to the Keurig brand machines -- and most importantly, the coffee tasted wonderful. After 5 years of great performance, and probably our neglect of descaling it as much as we should have, the machine didn't pump the coffee out very well. So, we began the journey of selecting a new machine. We did miss making full pots of coffee, and at the time, Cuisinart didn't offer a duo machine such as this one, so we first bought a Keurig brand machine that made both pots and singles. No matter what we did, the coffee tasted like plastic. So, we returned and tried another brand which made both pots and single Kcups. We were fairly happy with it, but it broke after a year, and it was replaced by the company. After several months, the replacement broke again and they wouldn't replace, so we decided to look for the same Cuisinart machine we had before (and not make full pots). Well, we found this machine that makes both singles and full pots and we are more than thrilled! No plastic taste at all, FAST K-cup brewing (faster than any other machine we have had), solid performance drip brewing (as with all Cuisinart drip-brewers), solid construction, and a space saver as well! On the K-cup side, the distance between where the coffee pumps out to the mug is long, therefore the only thing I would add is to include an optional adapter for the K-cup side that allows the coffee mug to sit higher toward where the coffee pumps out. This will prevent the coffee from splattering on the machine and counter when using a standard coffee mug or smaller coffee cups. We use a square plastic container to prop the mug higher, but something that fits the machine would look nicer. Other than that, this machine is better than anything out there, and well worth the slightly higher price.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    almost perfect

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    wouldacouldashoulda
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    This is a great product. It replaced an under-cabinet coffee maker and a separate Keurig with a large footprint. We are ecstatic about getting the lost counter space back. Its small footprint is excellent. Makes great coffee and is relatively fast. Nits: The carafe holds only eight (maybe 9) 8 ounce cups which is fine. The twelve they advertise are only the very small 6 ounce cups and that would be right to the rim. Because of the hinged top, you must slide the unit out from under the cabinet when filling it with water. We have also incorporated a small funnel and a measuring cup to make adding water easier, less dangerous, and more accurate. This technique is also much safer and less messy then using the fragile glass carafe to add water to the hard to access rear reservoir. The machine is relatively light which is good because you should lift the machine slightly when sliding it forward to avoid small scratches on your counter-top. It would have been a nice touch if they included the very inexpensive small rubber feet on all the locations versus just the front corners (we added sticky felt pads to allow damage-free sliding). Also, unlike the Keurig which requires resetting before allowing you to press the single cup button again, with this unit you can mistakenly press the button again with a "used" K-cup still in there. Otherwise it is excellent, looks great and high-tech in our kitchen and we get many compliments especially from people who never knew this type of machine existed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It was time!

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    Jodygirl
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    We have had 4 Hamilton Beach coffee makers with the serve push lever and always loved them. But... now that our grown kids come to visit pretty often, they don’t want my mix of decaf and regular! They want a good strong cup of real coffee in the morning. Cuisinart has a great reputation and so I was willing to try it. Well, Hubs and I drink a full 12 cup pot every morning anyway, so the individual K Cup maker seemed the perfect solution. The “kids” are thrilled and we love that we can have our decaf. Everyone is happy. The Kcup dispenser does spit a bit as it comes out, but that’s what sponges are for. Our coffee stays hot and the “kids” can refill as many cups as they want. It’s a win win in our house for sure! Btw, they have the original Cuisinart 12 cup coffee maker and it is still going strong 11 years later!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this coffee maker!!

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    Maggie
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    This was a great purchase. The 12 cup brewer has some pretty useful features. I love that you can set the brew strength to bold, love that you can set the number of hours the heating element will stay on up to 4, and love that you can set the heat at low, med, or high. The K-cup side is a wonderful addition. Now if we run out of coffee (usually when we have company), we can just brew another cup or two. Or we can make hot chocolate, flavored coffees, or tea if we want. My favorite Christmas present!! (My husband let me open it early because he knew I was coveting it!!!). If I have one small disappointment, it’s that the K-cup side cup sits so low, that the liquid splashes out. I’ve used a small can of food to set the cup on to raise it up and then it doesn’t splash out. But I LOVE this coffee maker!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great combination brewer !

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    PudgyGolfer
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    This is a really great brewer, Makes full pots or single serve. Single serve can be made with K-cups of your own favorite grind. Adding water to the single serve and full reservoirs is a little tricky when brewer is located under overhead cabinets. But does not detract from the overall performance of the unit. Makes great tasting hot coffee quickly. Have used the unit for one month and have not yet had to "descale" the unit. The Ninja unit we had previously required descaling every TWO days. That's why we junked it a brought this Cuisinart. Couldn't be more pleased !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent coffeemaker

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    Camber
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    I had to replace my old Cuisinart coffeemaker as it no longer worked. It was a twelve pot coffeemaker with a hot water component. I would have gone with the same thing, but they didn't have one in stock. I'd sworn off single serve machines as I had one before they were popular, but I decided it might be handy. I'm glad I went ahead and got this one. I have the best of both worlds - a pot of hot coffee or tea and the capability of making a single cup of some exotic type. I have enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it to those who are in the market for a new coffeemaker.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love

    Posted
    Dogownet

    Pricey but you get what you pay for . The black stainless steel Cuisine Art vocoder maker will dispense by the cup or the carafe . The by the cup tank can be removed and filled on as needed basis . Nice hot cup of tea or coffee in a spiff . The carafe coffee was nice and hot - taste of coffee and or Tea was perfect as well . Absolutely was worth the price Tag

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    TheGuy
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    Love it, wife loves it, nuff said... But really, it looks nice on the counter, is simple to use, offers flexibility with not just a pot vs k-cup, but also in the ability to use your own grind for the k-cup side. Only 2 minor complaints, it beeps 5 times when the pot is finished brewing (excessive number, but not overly loud), and the blue backlight for the clock is quite bright first thing in the morning. Even so, we would definitely purchase again.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    Vision
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    Very pleased with the features and functionality of this coffee maker, having a combination for single serve cups and brewing in an all in one device is perfect and convenient. The built-in filter cartridge feature is genius, especially since none of the other brands have implemented this feature as far as I know. I also like the looks and design of the Cuisinart, so far the best coffee maker I've purchased

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffee Maker, easy to use

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    Mark
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    It is a great coffee maker and easy to use. It takes up very little space. You can use it like a keurig with pods or use your own coffee in a provided screened pod. The coffee tastes great once you figure out the correct amount to use. The clean up is easy too. You can use it with tall coffee bottles as well. It is made out of solid material so it should stand up to heavy use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    Posted
    azlee
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    This item was just what I was looking for and needed. It works great, but there is one thing Coisinart needs to make a change. The 12 cups works great, but the single cup with the design they have splashes and makes a mess. I have inserted a 2 1/2 inch jar to raise the cup up and this works great. The company needs toc come up with an insert that will raise the coffee cup up.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    12 cup and a Single brew great coffee maker both

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    Bill
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    A lot of times I am on the go and the single brew coffee maker is my choice; good taste and don't waste a whole pot. Sometimes I want more coffee than a 10 oz. brew, this coffee maker give you choices in temperatures and the coffee grounds are sprayed all over with hot variable temperatures which is a much better coffee maker than the older model 12 cup coffee pot maker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best of both worlds!

    Posted
    Froglady
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    This coffee maker is perfect for anyone who wants a quality made machine that will not only brew a 12 cup pot of coffee but also allow you to use K cups when you only want one cup of coffee. Easy to setup and haven’t had a bad cup of coffee yet! Also includes 2 charcoal filters for each water reservoir and a separate filter to use your own coffee instead of K cups. Highly recommend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great machine

    Posted
    bauerod
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    I got this machine because I like to have brewed coffee most of the time but sometimes it is just easiest to make a quick cup with the keurig. It works very well. Keurig side instantly makes a cup with little to no waiting whatsoever. My only complaint is the keurig is a but messy and splatters coffee around the machine when it is making a cup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love This Coffee Pot

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    Cyclone
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    I bought this coffee machine because I could get the best of both worlds, brewed coffee and K Cups. I love the option of be abled to have either one or the other. Either way, the coffee comes out tasting great and the coffee machine have been troubled free since I purchase it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffee Maker

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    Grinch
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    When my old Cuisinart coffee maker died of a terminal case of "broken mechanical switch", I knew I wanted another. Although I won't use the single cup side often, I decided it was worth the money to have the option. The by-the-pot side works quite well and the switches are electronic ... less likely to wear out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Like Integrated K-cup Brewer

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    CoffeeLover
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    Was concerned about other reviews about issues with messy overflows. Been using it a month now with no problems. We do make sure the K-cups are fully seated. I like the bold brew setting. Only complaint is that it is difficult to completely empty the carafe of water as the coffee maker lid gets in the way

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coffee anytime!

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    Electronick
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    Works great for company if you need a big pot of coffee, or has the Keurig function for a cup of Joe or whatever Keurigs you desire. Also like the included plastic Keurig cup where you can put tea leaves or bags in and make your own brews. Works without a hitch. Better than our old Ninja! Awesome product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Coffee Pot Ever

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    BrandonM
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    I read review after review on dual brew coffee pots and decided on this one, even though the cost was a big question mark. Boy am I glad I did as this is the best coffee pot I have ever owned. It brews a great cup and a great pot of coffee, what more could you possibly want? If you're on a limb, get this one. You won't regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend