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Worth Every Penny!
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
I went searching for a replacement for a Keurig and I happened along this one and a Hamilton Beach that had rave reviews. Since the HB was $79, I decided to give it a try. I should have known better. Fake reviews, paid reviews, et. I ALWAYS wind up going with the higher quality Cuisinart, and this was no exception. The HB took a whopping THREE MINUTES for the first drop to even hit the cup! That was a deal breaker for me. My full size Cuisinart coffeemaker I've had since 2000 was quicker than that! This beauty....took only EIGHT SECONDS! And it is not only fast (complete cuppa joe from ice cold, refridgerated water in less than 58 SECONDS!) but it's also functional, and gorgeous to look at.
It comes with (no separate purchase, and wondering if it will fit/work) a removable filter and holder that replaces the K-cup holder in the front. It stores neatly hidden inside the right hand side of the machine (you push an indent and it pops open on the side, and stays out of sight the rest of the time...but more importantly, you can't misplace it!) Since you can add your own coffee to it, you can continue to use your favorite bagged coffees, as well as add two scoops of ground coffee to make a 12 oz cuppa joe (or basically, 2 cups at the same time). Perfect for when I'm getting ready to go to work and need that extra cup.
It also has the great feature of a hot water button that's just as quick and allows you to make a cup of tea or cocoa, which I prefer doing as compared to buying the tea K-cups, which don't brew long enough. Simply add the tea bag to the cup, lift the head up and down (make sure there's no empty k-cup or grounds in there) and push the button, and the tea will be steeped by the time you've got a cup full of hot water.
Done in a flash, and done with class.
Cuisinart has never let me down. Quality you can see and feel. I'm really pleased with this purchase. This is hands-down better than the Keurig, as well as any other brand machine I've tried.