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Cuisinart CHW-12 12-Cup Coffee Maker Review

Cuisinart CHW-12 12-Cup Coffee Maker Review

Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Maker Reviews about the product features, body and design and quality. The Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker is a one of a kind automatic drip coffee machine that not only has the capacity to hold up to twelve cups of coffee in a single brew but is also holds a hot water dispenser in one package. It even has a list of features that would rival other automatic varieties that are up to ten times its price. So let’s start the detailed Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Maker Reviews.

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Cuisinart CHW-12 12-Cup Coffee Maker Review


Coffeemaker with Hot Water System

The Cuisinart CHW-12 Reviews Plus Programmable Coffeemaker has the capacity to produce twelve cups of coffee in one brewing, which makes it a perfect choice to have for a large household or for small office use.

Its list of desirable features, more particularly the AUTO ON/OFF program, makes it an ideal machine to have in those environments. Set the clock to the desired time for activation, and this Coffeemaker will start brewing coffee and have it ready to drink by the time people step into the office or get out of bed in the morning. For a coffeemaker that costs less than a hundred bucks, nothing else comes close to it.

Body & Design

Measuring at 10.25″ x 9.50″ x 14.30″ the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus Programmable Coffeemaker has just the right dimensions to fit comfortably on any kitchen counter or office nook. It has a contemporary design made out of a stainless steel and black hard plastic combination that is solidly built to withstand round the clock operation.

Knobs and buttons are placed on each side of the face panel, while a digital clock with cool-blue lighting also serves as the timer for the brewing cycle.

The water dispenser also has highly visible indicator lights to notify the user if the hot water is ready, if the water level is low, or if it is time to press the self-clean button. The overall design gives the Coffeemaker a sophisticated look and feels to it.

Fully Automatic with Programmable Control Settings

The Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker has full automatic settings for the following: carafe temperature control, self-clean function, automatic on/off brewing cycle, 4-cup brew function, and real-time digital clock.

Separate Hot Water and Filtration System

This water system feature can be operated separately or in tandem with the Coffeemaker. The hot water dispenser is a useful attachment for making tea, hot chocolate, instant cup noodles, oatmeal, and anything else that one would need hot water for.

The Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker also utilizes a unique charcoal water filter and Gold Tone Filter system to remove the impurities that would otherwise affect the taste of both water and coffee produced by the machine.

Brew Pause™ and Carafe Temperature Control

The Cuisinart trademarked Brew Pause™ feature allows you to sneak in a cup of coffee before the brewing cycle is complete. At the same time, the Carafe Temperature Control features a heater plate with three heat settings that users can select to keep their coffee at the most favorable temperature for up to 4 hours.

  • The Hot Water System with a safety switch is an ingenious feature that allows other people in the house or office to make their preferred hot beverage other than coffee.
  • Has a 3-Year Limited Warranty that is longer than what other brands in the market can offer.
  • The Auto-ON/OFF feature is a novel idea wherein the user can set the clock to a pre-determined time to activate the brewing process.
  • Has a removable drip tray that gives up to 8” of headroom for travel mugs or tall glasses to fit in either the brewing or hot water sections.
  • The sub-$100 price is a steal considering the fact that it has a host of features that a lot of its direct competitors and even high-end coffeemakers from different categories cannot match.

  • Is it indispensable to have a few too many buttons?
  • The real-time clock is over the top when a regular timer will suffice.
  • Do the math, and you’ll realize that the replacement charcoal filters are discreet additional costs to the overall operating cost of the machine.


It’s not every day that you find a kitchen appliance priced under $100 that hosts a rich set of features that would not normally be seen in more expensive name brand products. From programmable timers and settings to safety filters and features, no other coffeemaker in the automatic category comes close to the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus Programmable Coffeemaker.

Although it would take some time to get familiarized with the different program settings, it’s just a minor glitch compared to the convenience of having a 2-in1 coffeemaker/hot water dispensing machine for an amazingly affordable price.