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Cuisinart CHW-12 Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Cuisinart CHW-12 is a best-selling programmable 12-cup coffee maker that also includes a hot water dispenser. The coffeemaker has a 54-ounce hot water reservoir that can be used for both brewing a pot of coffee or for adding hot water to tea or hot cocoa. Indicator lights on the coffeemaker show whether the hot water is empty, heating or ready to dispense. The coffee maker also has a 24-hour programmable auto on timer, an auto shut-off, an included gold-tone mesh reusable filter and carafe temperature control settings.


(Prices as of 02/1/2013)
Cuisinart CHW-12 Source
$100Bed Bath and Beyond

Additional Costs:

$5-$20Pound of coffee, depending on quality
$2-$5Pack of 100 paper filters


DimensionsHeight: 14.3"
Width: 9.5"
Depth: 10.25"
ColorsBlack/stainless steel
Water Level IndicatorYes
Cup Brewing Capacity12 cups
Built In GrinderNo
Keep WarmYes
Coffee FilterGold-tone (included) or paper
Water FilterYes, charcoal filter
Removable Filter BasketYes
Auto Shut-OffYes
Other Features54oz water tank for dispensing hot water for tea or hot cocoa
Pause and serve function
Carafe temperature control settings
Light indicates when cleaning is needed

The manufacturer's information about this product is available at Cuisinart.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports reviewed the Cuisinart CHW-12 but did not recommend it. The coffeemaker earned a mediocre "good" rating for brew performance and "very good" ratings for convenience and carafe handling. Consumers seem to love the Cuisinart CHW-12, and it was ranked the No. 1 best-selling drip coffeemaker on Amazon in November 2011. Of the 160+ reviews posted on Amazon, more than 100 of them offer the coffeemaker a five-star rating (out of five). JCPenney customers who bought the coffee maker also liked it -- of the 28 reviews posted online, 27 of them are five-star rated. The unit is praised for being easy to use and clean and the hot water dispenser was especially well-liked.