I honestly have never written a review of a product before, mainly because I am almost always happy with the things I buy. Well here’s my first. DON"T BUY THIS COFFEE MAKER! Seriously, its the worst appliance I have ever purchased. My Cuisinart unfortunately died after 10+ years and I loved it but for some dumb reason I bought this. I loved the idea of the tea/coffee thing. And truthfully that is pretty cool. But it stops there.
This thing is a nightmare, the carafe doesn’t line up with the upper portion so the water/coffee almost never drips into the carafe. It actually stays in the filter bin until the whole thing overflows. Coffee grounds back up into the water tank and coffee all over the counter, down the cabinets on the floor. MESS, MESS, MESS!!! This happened 12 times, count 'em... 12. And yes, I tried everything, trust me. I have a Chemistry degree and a 135 IQ, it’s not me... It’s a design flaw.
The only way it will work is if basket, filter, and top all line up absolutely perfectly after a few attempts to do so, then only if the carafe is tilted so it rests in a crooked position partially resting on the raised bottom ring of the heating element. Crazy. Coffee in a hurry. ..Nope. Coffee after 10 minutes of fiddling around then push brew, maybe. Many people in other reviews state the same occurrence. That never happened once in 10 years with my Cusinart maker (not the Walmart model, but the one carried at Sam’s Club).
Also, when you pour a cup, the pot leaks! Really, it leaks out under the black plastic rim. not once, every time.
Pass on the shoddy unit and spend the extra money on a better brand.
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