Cuisinart 2-Cup Coffee Plus System

Last updated: October 9, 2020


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Product Details

In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the Cuisinart 2-Cup Coffee Plus System placed 10th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

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 Coffeemaker 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 BPA Free 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

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Looking impressive on the kitchen counter is as good as any other reason to consider this twin function coffee maker and hot water dispenser.
Fairly convenient to use, based on our judgments of setup, operation, and cleanup.
As an added bonus, a hot water dispenser allows you to enjoy tea, instant oatmeal, or hot cocoa any time you like.
This is a great machine to use for home or office. It comes with a separate hot water provider that can be used for tea, oatmeal or instant soups, very convenient. The machine is fully programmable and equipped with pause-pour functionality.
More importantly, it makes delicious and hot coffee. It manages to keep the coffee tasting as good as if it were always freshly brewed even after you have left it to itself for a long time
You know that the water is already hot as the indicator lights notify you- this is just an excellent device to use. The water is quickly dispensable by a press of a lever

What reviewers didn't like

Namely, the issue of the limited warranty. This basically means that you have to pay to send this machine back to Cuisinart.
In a challenging test of coffee makers, we also brewed a full pot using a filter filled nearly to the top, as some consumers might. In this test, this model sometimes overflowed.
It's a bit tricky to access the filter basket and water tank when the lid is fully opened.
Not water system not up to mark.
The carafe, for some reason, appears to be poorly made in this CHW-12 model.
The filter of this Cuisinart coffee maker stains with time.
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