Save your time and money....poor quality coffee and a pain to operate...returning it today!
Positive Product Points
It looks great in my kitchen!
P.S. I bought the one with the stainless carafe.
Negative Product Points
Weak coffee, a pain to clean, coffee grinds turn to mud because of steam entereing the grinding chamber while it is brewing, you must wash after every use. It is hard to see the number of cups of water you are pouring in because the marker that indicates the cups is inside the machine, therefore I have to stand on my tip toes and strain my neck to see. The Carafe pours coffee very slowly. Finger prints show up easily on the stainless steel.
Besides from looking great, Cuisinart has made a poor quality coffeemaker. I was so excited to upgrade my coffeemaker from the Cuisinart 2 to go...(which is wonderful I might add)....I now drink more coffee and have another person in the house, I needed something bigger. As I am getting into my old age....of 28, ha ha, I need the most technologically advanced machine out there because I am all about convenience. This is not convenient at all. It is the biggest pain ever. I am taking it back to the store today. Why do I dislike this coffeemaker so much? Please read my comments about "negative product points"....not only does it take too much effort to brew a pot of coffee....it tastes horrible...and I did use Starbucks coffee. Who wants to clean every part of the coffeemaker every time you brew a pot???...And I forgot to mention, the grider is very loud. Anyways...I AM OUT TO SEARCH FOR A BETTER COFFEEMAKER BECAUSE THIS DOES NOT LIVE UP TO IT'S NAME...
I bought this at Williams Sonoma...the ladies were very nice, although when I asked if the coffeemaker performed as good as it looked...they said it was their most popular.