Great pot of coffee. I have owned many other drip models, but this is my first cone-shape filter maker. I am not a coffee expert, but my guess is that the cone-shape filters may do a better job in the flavor area. This is one of the best tasting pots I have ever had. Same water and coffee that I used this past weekend, yet this pot is much better!
Negative Product Points
The only real negative point is that it is a little difficult filling the water resovoir without spilling the water. However, I would not let this stop you at all.
It's pricey compared to the $24.99 Black & Decker or other cheaper type model but it is worth it. Most of my past coffee makers only lasted 6-12 months. The build quality appears much better than most. This one has a 3-year warranty and the coffee tastes better.
Go to www.cuisinart.com and check out the maker and available accesories. You can buy replacement parts right online and register it there also.
The Cuisinart®® Brew Central™ Coffeemaker makes a bold design statement with a brushed stainless steel finish, and switches in an elegant tech-industrial design. Programmable from start to rinish, with, plus a variable heater plate for temperature control, it's the ideal coffeemaker for today's demanding consumer. It even tells you when it's time to decalcify. Cuisinart quality, performance and convenience - now in new state-of-the-art packaging.
Classic Stainless Design:Brushed stainless steel housing with metal accents complements any style kitchen.
Optimum Flavor: A charcoal water filter helps produce great tasting coffee by removing impurities.
Superior Operation: An indicator light signals when its time to clean your coffeemaker. Simply add the vinegar and water solution and your coffeemaker cycles it through to remove calcium buildup.
Custom Heat Control: Adjust the heater plate to one of three settings to control the after brewing temperature of your coffee.
Express Coffee: The Brew Pause™ feature lets you pour a cup of coffee before brewing has finished.
Consistent Taste: The 1-4 cup setting allows you to brew only a cup or two without altering the flavor of the brew.
Fully Programmable: The user-friendly digital clock offers freshly brewed coffee, day or night. It also has a programmable auto shutoff for worry-free use.
12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard
Programmable automatic shutoff, 0-4 hours
'Brewing Complete' audible beep
Gold tone filter
#4 paper coffee filter starter kit
Almost bought on e-bay, but if you are an authorized Navy Exchange shopper, you save taxes and shipping. The good 'ole NEX was cheaper than anywhere on the Internet.