Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Review

Cuisinart CHW-12P1 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Plus Hot Water System Coffee Maker

Cuisinart has combined not only all their usual features in this coffee machine, but also equipped it with a hot water system. The feature of brew pause lets you pause the brewing, thus allowing you to enjoy the strength you like, while the temperature control allows you to enjoy the warmth you prefer. And the independent hot water system helps prepare an oatmeal breakfast, soup, tea, or the cocoa you like.

Cuisinart CHW-12P1 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Plus Hot Water System Coffee Maker

Our Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Ratings by Features:


4.6 out of 5

Easy To Use

4.4 out of 5


4.4 out of 5

Easy To Clean

4.3 out of 5


4.2 out of 5


3.8 out of 5


  • A better looking and durable product from Cuisinart made up of stainless steel instead of plastic.
  • You can choose between high, low or medium temperature according to the heat you prefer.
  • The machine comes with a warranty of three years.
  • The hot water system can be used independently for making other drinks and even soup.
  • Affordable at $99.99, which when compared to other brands with the same features is reasonable.


  • Programmable options do not have a lot of variety and are limited to a few choices.
  • Despite automatic cleaning, frequent manual cleaning is required.
  • Users complain that the short power cord makes it difficult to use.

Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Specs:


10.25" x 9.50" x 14.30"

UC Weight

10.85 lb

UC Cubic Feet



12.36" x 10.79" x 16.69"

MC Weight

21.71 lb

MC Cubic Feet


Consumer Ratings for the Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker:

At the time of writing the Consumer Ratings for Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker has 4135 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Almost 74% of the consumers have rated it as a five star product.

The dual feature; hot water and coffee maker are praised by the majority of the users. Some have even described this product element as the best of both worlds. The feature of brewing coffee and hot water at the same time is useful for the users. Some people drink tea while others prefer coffee, with a hot water system those who drink tea are benefited as well. Apart from tea, any hot beverage can be made with a hot water system. It can also be used for cereals and oatmeal. The coffee maker is easy to set up and program. It is durable, lasts longer and is easy to maintain. Above all, it occupies less space so can be placed anywhere, especially if you are short on space.

While most of the consumers have appreciated the hot water system, some of them have complained about having to face dripping issues of the carafe and leakage issues. A few of them have complained about the plastic flavor in water. If one issue bugs one person it might not be of any concern to another person. Likewise, some consumers wrote that the dripping issue was due to their own negligence; if they were in a hurry. Overall, the consumers are happy with the performance.

Bottom Line:

This 12-cup, programmable & fully automatic, affordable coffee machine has an added advantage of having an independent hot water system. The removable parts for additional cleaning and a brew pause feature makes it a multi-purpose machine and a good addition to your kitchen or office.

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