I closed my eyes and threw a dart at a Cuisinart coffee maker that was modestly priced and fairly well reviewed. It arrived yesterday and I followed instructions for running water through it before first use. Done.
So dutifully this morning I made a full carafe of joe, heard the machine beep beep beep that the cycle was finished. I pulled the carafe off the base for the first cup and damn if coffee still wasn’t pouring out of the brewing area, all over the heating surface onto the counter. I couldn’t put the carafe back because there was so much coffee on the base that it had to be mopped up. It was a mad dash to grab paper towels, mop, and get the carafe back all in award-winning time.
I’m not sure why this happened as the coffee machine has a Brew Pause feature (Brew Pause: Stops flow of water from basket when carafe is removed from heater plate, so a cup can be poured during brewing cycle.)
BUT, in reading the Amazon reviews, lookie lookie lookie – uh oh. Someone else had the same problem.
I had to return this item because the “brew pause” feature was not in working order. I found this out the hard way by removing the carafe to pour a cup of coffee while the coffee was still being brewed. HAH! Surprise!!!!!! Coffee all over the counter. Upon inspection, I noted the two parts of the coffeemaker that were supposed to be lined up to allow a “pause” were completely misaligned. Again, I noticed the item was made in China. I’m guessing there is no longer ANY QUALITY ANYWHERE!!!!
My problem is slightly different in that I didn’t pull the carafe off the base mid-brew. The machine BEEPED, indicating, like the manual says, that the brewing cycle was complete. Premature beepage? I’ll give it another whirl tomorrow, with paper towels in hand this time, and if it leaks again or keeps brewing after the beep, I guess it’ll go back where it came from. I’ve kept all the boxes. Ugh.