Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System Review

Update: April 2017

Short summary

The Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker is somehow similar to the Cuisinart DCC 1200 coffee maker (one of the best automatic coffee maker 2017), but it has a built in hot water tank, which is very handy if you love to have not only coffee but tea, soup, cocoa and more. This is also one of the best automatic coffee maker from Cuisinart, rated by over 2,700 users at 4.0/5.0. The model has all basic functions of an automatic coffee machine such as brew pause, 1-4 cup setting, auto- shut off features, water filter included, auto cleaning features and back by 3 years warranty time. Interestingly it is cheaper than DCC 1200 a few dollars too. Check for the price and current discount of this Cuisinart CHW-12 here, or you can read the full reviews below.

Full reviews

Introduction of Cuisinart CHW 12

For years now, Cuisinart has been known as one of the leading manufacturers of all the most in-demand kitchen appliances. With the introduction of their Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, it’s easy to see why so many people choose Cuisinart products for their kitchen. And if you’ve never tried a Cuisinart coffee maker before, you’ll be surprised how efficiently this coffee maker brews up pot after piping hot pot of all your favorite brews.

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

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Special benefits of the  Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

More than a Coffee Maker

One of the things that we immediately noticed about the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker was the fact that this particular model is more than just your run-of-the-mill coffee maker. The Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker has an integrated hot water system that allows you to enjoy a whole range of hot beverages. If you like hot coco, instant soup, or just a nice, hot cup of tea, you’ll get plenty of use out of the hot water system. One simply pull of the lever, and you’ll have hot, 185 degree water, suitable for any type of hot beverage or soup. And since the water reservoir holds 54 ounces of water,  you don’t have to constantly top it off with water.

Automated Brewing

Of course, most of us are frequently in a hurry these days, so we rely on appliances that have automatic functionality. The Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker has built in automation features that take care of the tedious work, so you can have fresh, hot coffee when you want it. The programming buttons are intuitive and very simple to get used to. You have a full 24 hour programming cycle that ensures that you’ll have fresh coffee first thing in the morning, or in the middle of the night – if you work a later shift.

Easy Cleaning

Brewing isn’t the only function that the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker automates for you. There’s even a built-in, automatic cleaning function that helps to keep the coffee maker nice and clean. As you know, if you don’t clean a coffee maker regularly, it simply can’t brew good tasting coffee for you. This automated cleaning functionality makes it easy to keep this coffee maker clean and ready to brew fresh tasting, hot coffee. Of course, you’ll probably want to do a manual cleaning every so often, just to keep this coffee maker nice and clean.

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Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Features

  • Automated or manual brewing functions make brewing coffee as easy as possible.
  • The hot water system provides water at 185 degrees for soups, tea, cocoa and other hot beverages.
  • Safe brewing with the auto shutoff feature.
  • Brew pause, automated brewing and carafe temperature controls allow you to customize your coffee brewing experience.
  • Auto cleaning function for simple clean ups.
  • The coffee maker and the hot water system have charcoal filters for fresher water in your beverages.
  • Comes with a glass carafe, measuring scoop and instruction booklet.
  • Dimensions:  10.2 by 8.6 by 14.4 inches.
  • Backed by a 3-Year limited warranty.

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Fresher Brewing

If you know anything about a good cup of coffee, you know the better the water, the better your coffee will be. But that doesn’t mean you have to put expensive spring water into your coffee maker to get a fresh cup of coffee. When you brew with the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, every drop of water passes through a charcoal filter that removes contaminants from the water before it brews. That way, every cup of coffee tastes as fresh as can be. And since the hot water system also has a filter, you can expect teas and other hot beverages to taste fresher too.

Customer Reviews Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

We couldn’t bring this Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker review to an end without mentioning what actual customers have to say about this coffee maker. With nearly 2700 reviews posted online, the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker has earned a very impressive 4.4 out of 5 star rating. That means that the vast majority of real life customers have given this model the highest scores possible.

Conclusion

If you enjoy coffee, but also like having other hot beverages on demand, you can’t go wrong with the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker. And considering the Cuisinart reputation for quality, along with the high number of positive reviews, we give the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker our highest recommendation to people who need a nice hot cup (or two) of coffee to get their day started on the right foot.

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Cuisinart chw-12 problems and troubleshooting

If this is the first time using an automatic coffee machine, you might have some issues with such as how to clean the coffee maker, how to brew without the plastic odor and so. You can check the below tips to resolve possible problems with CHW-12

The Cuisinart CHW-12 lacks of power: The most common issue is that your coffee maker does not have enough power to brew completely and the most popular cause is that the power cord is tangled or loosened. If the power cord is defected, you might need to replace it on your own or contact Cuisinart customer service to replace a new one (remember, this model has 3 years warranty).

The Cuisinart CHW-12 has a bitter/ metallic/ plastic odor: this is also another common problems found in unused machines. The easiest way to resolve this issue is to use vinegar solution (about 1-2 teaspoons) and to clean the machine with auto cleaning functions for 1-2 times.

The Cuisinart CHW-12 does not brew 100%: this is possibly that your coffee machine is too dirty and the calcium stones block the flow way. You might need to clean the machine with vinegar as above instruction.

Cuisinart chw-12 manual

You can check the manual here

Cuisinart chw-14 cup coffee maker

There is another version of Cuisinart CHW, which is called CHW-14 cup, meaning that this automatic coffee maker can brew up to 14 cups per time. The  Cuisinart CHW-14 also has a bigger water tank. It is a better alternative in case you drink a lot of cups per day.

Cuisinart chw 12 replacement carafe

When searching for the cuisinart chw 12 replacement carafe, you need to check if the carafe is fit with your machines. Here you can find the replacement carafe from Cuisinart which is generally about 20 bucks (check the carafe if it is for your model on the top)

 

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