Nice aethetics, easy to use and clean Thermal carafe works well
Negative Product Points
Makes the *worst* coffee of any machine I've owned. Carafe lid needs to be in a specific orientation relative to pot in order to be screwed on correctly
Bought this machine to replace a coffee maker (starbucks) which constantly dumped coffee all over the counter. While the Cuisinart has never brewed onto the kitchen counter the first cup of coffee was not a good one. Unfortunately it has been consistently bad. Have tried different coffees and varying the grind and there hasn't been much difference. The taste of the brewed coffee has been bad or very bad. Have now given up and am looking for another machine, in the mean time, it's french press or Melitta drip at home...
Have previously purchased a grinder and Gaggia espresso machine thru wholelattelove.com. Very happy with both, price of both items were very good, delivery a non issue. Would not hesitate to purchase from them again and have recommended them a number of times to friends.