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  • I like to pull the sink's sprayer nozzle over to the coffeemaker to fill up the reservoir

    • by carallelworld

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      The Cuisinart coffee maker stands tall. Burnished stainless steel couples with black plastic in a lofty, sleek tower design. The metal facade integrates nicely with the currently popular burnished look in kitchen fixtures and appliances, which blends in nicely because the reflective surface picks up surrounding color schemes. The exact same model is used in the set of the comedy television series, Two and a Half Men.

      The process of making the coffee is slow, but the end result is tasty coffee. Setting the digital clock compensates for the slowness factor, as it can be programmed to provide coffee at a set wake up time. After two hours, it is programmed to turn off as a safety feature. A forgetful person doesn’t need to worry about leaving the house and neglecting to turn off a heat producing appliance that has the potential to start a fire.

      I liked the Cuisinart so well, I later got another one for the camper. For this one, the manufacturers changed the on/off switch from a toggle type to a plastic, spring-loaded dial. I don’t think this is an improvement. With the dial, it’s hard to tell if contact has been made other than the LED that lights up. Otherwise both, the newer and the older models, are identical in looks and performance.

      The newer Cuisnart met an untimely death, but the older model is still working fine after five years. The probable cause of the early demise was a power surge. High voltage lightning strikes are infamous where we go camping.

      Two audio signals are employed to notify the user of the preset timed events. The first heralds that the coffee is finished brewing. The second beep is two hours later, and it signals ...

      • when the warmer plate is automatically disabled. I like this safety feature.

        The sleek design of the tower places the water receptacle in a triangle shaped corner. Thankfully for right handed people, it is indeed placed on the right.

        I use tap water, so the coffeemaker needs to be close to the sink. I like to pull the sink’s sprayer nozzle over to the coffeemaker to fill up the reservoir. It’s difficult to see the water line indicators when I’m filling it. In the first place, I’m only of average height. In the second, the darkness of black plastic encasing the reservoir does nothing to aid visual acuity. The white gauge itself is legible, but I can only see the top part of it.

        Even the conventional water dispensing method of filling the coffee pot to the desired calibration ends up presenting its own inconvenience. Due

        to the awkward location of the water reservoir, in a corner, the angle for pouring is truly a discomfited position for the hand and wrist.

        The other aspect that contributes to inconvenience is that the height of the canister brings it too close to the kitchen cupboards. In my kitchen I’m only able to lift the lid a couple of inches before hitting the underside of the cupboard. Preparing coffee always entails moving the whole device forward and then back so it doesn’t monopolize premium counter space.

        Would making the Cuisnart coffeemaker shorter like me be so bad? Would a shorter prototype affect the taste of the brew? Is inconvenience always the trade off for excellence in coffee making?

        In conclusion, the good features of the reliable Cuisnart coffeemaker far outweigh any shortcomings since that tasty cup of java is the true measure of it’s worth.

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