Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System
- 12-Cup Carafe with a drip-free pour spout and a comfortable handle. Cord length : 36 Inches
- Fully Automatic with auto-on and auto shutoff, self-clean function and 1-4 cup setting
- Carafe Temperature Control offers a heater plate with High, Medium and Low settings to keep coffee at the temperature you prefer
- Hot Water On Demand heats up fast to let you enjoy oatmeal, soup, tea, cocoa, and more any time you like. Simply press the lever to dispense hot water
- Separate Hot Water System has its own power button and 54-ounce water reservoir; operates independently or at the same time as the coffeemaker
- Removable Drip Tray leaves you plenty of room for tall travel mugs
Fresh, delicious coffee is only the beginning! This incredible hot beverage machine comes complete with all your favorite features like 24-hour programmability, carafe temperature control, Brew Pause, and the ultra-convenient Hot Water System. Now you’re never more than a minute away from enjoying your favorite instant soup, hot cocoa, tea and more. NOTE: To start brew time at the same time the next day, simply make sure the Function knob is on AUTO ON and press and release On/Off button once more. The blue Auto On light will turn on
12-Cup Carafe with a drip-free pour spout and a comfortable handle
Fully Automatic with auto-on and auto shutoff, self-clean function and 1-4 cup setting.
Carafe Temperature Control offers a heater plate with High, Medium and Low settings to keep coffee at the temperature you prefer
Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before the brewing cycle has finished
Charcoal Water Filter and Gold Tone Filter remove impurities that can alter the taste of your beverages
Hot Water System
Hot Water On Demand heats up fast to let you enjoy oatmeal, soup, tea, cocoa, and more any time you like. Simply press the lever to dispense hot water
Easy to Use indicator lights let you know when water is hot and ready to dispense, and when it’s time to refill
Removable Drip Tray leaves you plenty of room for tall travel mugs
Separate Hot Water System has its own power button and 54-ounce water reservoir; operates independently or at the same time as the coffeemaker
Safety Feature prevents hot water from being dispensed
Charcoal Water Filter removes impurities that can alter the taste of your beverage
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Specification: Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System
|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 14 in|
Robert Dennis Steed –
I’m giving it 5 stars, but I will offer the caveat that this is for a combined 12 cup coffeemaker and hot water dispenser. I don’t know that I would have given the individual components (coffee and water) 5 stars, but I’ll throw in an extra star for the pure convenience and accept that a couple compromises were needed to put both functions in one unit.I am now on my second one. The first one lasted a little over 3 years (alas, just out of warranty). I made the initial purchase because we have a tea drinker as well as coffee drinkers in the household.The first unit worked great for three years, then developed a leak on the hot water side. But considering we got 1000 days of service, I think that’s pretty cost effective. Various coffee only makers I’ve had over the years seem to have a similar service life. I considered replacing it right away, but had read some negative reviews suggesting bad taste on the water side (a problem I’d never had). We used it for coffee only, but the clock/programmer failed a few months later. We really missed the hot water, so I decided to take a plunge on ordering another.I’m happy to report that the new one does not have any bad taste problems. The only problem I’ve had with the new one is that the basket that holds the coffee cones did not snap into place. This may account for some of the negative reviews describing the lid popping up and/or trouble with spills if the pot is pulled out before brewing is complete. Fortunately, I had saved my old basket, and it snaps in fine. I called customer service, and they are sending me a replacement basket. There was only a .35 mm difference in the position of the arm that snaps the basket in, but it was enough.For the record, I’ll discuss a few other features and quirks.The hot water side on my unit dispenses at 186 degrees F by my digital thermometer.The carafe adjustable warming temperature feature is nice, and something I haven’t had in other coffee makers.The interval for the time the coffee is kept warm after brewing is programmable.Water tends to slosh out of the hot water side if you slide it too quickly across a counter (we keep ours under a cabinet, but have to slide it out to add coffee and water).Some of the front panel lettering eventually wore off my first unit.The coffee side water reservoir is awkward to fill, but it is pretty easy using a 2 liter soda bottle rather than the carafe.I had some issues at one point with the water overflowing the grounds on the coffee maker, but it turned out to be a problem with Kroger filters. Other filter brands have done fine.All in all, I’ve been very happy with this unit and recommend it for people who need a programmable drip coffee maker and a hot water dispenser.Addendum: There was a controversy in the question and answer section about whether the water came over the coffee as a single stream or showerhead, so added a picture.
Healthy Living –
I have had THREE of this coffee maker FAIL within just 2-3 months use…same thing every time. After a short time, the hot water dispenser side starts blinking “add water” (even though the water is full) and it will not longer heat the water. TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Their policy is that you need to send back the unit THREE TIMES before they will offer to replace it with a different product. You have to pay to return the product AND pay them $10 to get the new one. I also learned that Cuisinart is owned by Conair. Quality is terrible.
sunny day –
This was a terrible purchase. The water on the hot water side tastes like plastic. I have tried flushing it out daily but still my tea tastes like plastic. The coffee side worked alright at first. Then after about 2 weeks it started tasting like plastic too. The coffee side also started beeping before the coffee was done and only filled up part way. Very unhappy with this coffee maker and will not buy products from Cuisinart again.