Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe Review


Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe is a pretty looking coffeemaker and has a 4-cup carafe constructed with stainless-steel. It is equipped with Cuisinart’s special feature, known as brew pause, which allows brewing to be paused whenever you desire and thus provide you with the coffee strength you prefer. Ideal for small families, this coffee machine is priced at only $40. The automatic feature shuts off the machine if left unused for 30 minutes.

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Our Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe Ratings by Features:

Easy to Clean

4.4 out of 5


4.4 out of 5

Easy to Use

4.3 out of 5


4.2 out of 5


4.2 out of 5


  • A very compact and elegant coffeemaker which is easy to operate and simple to clean.
  • The carafe has a capacity of four cups and the machine is suitable for small families or singles.
  • Strength of the coffee can be changed with brew pause to ensure you get the taste you love.
  • At just $40, everyone can afford this coffee machine and enjoy fresh coffee at any time.
  • Cuisinart provides a warranty for the coffee machine which is valid for three years.


  • Unlike other Cuisinart coffee machines this does not come with temperature control.
  • Not appropriate for large families or for heavy usage at home and offices.

Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe Specs:


5.25" x 8.00" x 10.00"

UC Weight

4.00 lb

UC Cubic Feet



8.66" x 6.69" x 11.02"

MC Quantity


MC Cubic Feet



17.95" x 14.02" x 11.81"

Consumer Ratings for the Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe:

At the time of writing the Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe has 3028 customer reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. Almost 65% of the consumers have rated it as a five star product.

The consumers have labeled Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe as tough stainless steel that is durable and lasting. The good part about the stainless steel carafe is that it is unbreakable. The small and compact design makes it easy to place and carry along anywhere you like. It makes a delicious cup of coffee that is hot just as the users like. The ease and convenience to use makes it a purchase worthy product. It is handy and perfect to make a cup of coffee that tastes good any time of the day without having to worry about following long procedures and steps.

The only negative feedback that most of the consumers have generally written about is the opening and closing of the lid. They struggle to open and close the lid. Aside from the lid issue some users have complained about the difficulty of filling the water tank without dripping water. On the flip side, others did not have to face such issues at all. Proper handling of the coffee maker will avoid any errors or mishaps during use. It can be signified that even the smallest and the most basic coffee machines require care and maintenance to work efficiently.

Bottom Line:

Extremely affordable at just $40, Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe built according to the electrical standards of North America. The coffeemaker does not take up much space in the kitchen. It offers control on brewing and can be easily cleaned & maintained, so it is quite convenient.

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