I have been using this coffeemaker for several years now and it is very reliable and I have not experienced any major issues with the clock or anything else. I'm an avid coffee drinker and usually buy expensive coffee beans so I need a good coffee maker and this one is very good. I make about 6-8 cups a day (that's 6oz per cup) but usually just 4 cups in the morning. What I like the most is the ability to have hot coffee even if you are making 4 cups or less because of the 1-4 cup button/feature where the water is double-heated to ensure hot water is piped through. I had a Krups before and it didn't have that feature which was so vexing because I ended up drinking tepid coffee everytime I made 4 cups or less. Other features I like is the built in water filter, the timer, the self cleaning option and the hot plate. I will never buy a thermal coffeemaker again because the coffee never stays hot in a thermos unless you like tepid coffee and not steaming hot coffee (trust me been there done it). This is not an issue but I do agree that I cannot tell how much water is in the coffemaker because the water level is not apparent from the outside, you have to open the lid to see the water level or use the coffeepot to fill the water and then pour it into the coffeemaker, which is bad design. However, what counts is that it does make great tasting coffee and I'm very satisfied and would recommend it to anyone who do not mind the minor inconvenience.
These coffee makers do not last. One started leaking from the bottom of the maker. The other one just stopped brewing at all. It will turn on, but does nothing. It's been cleaned and checked out. Who knows what could be wrong!! I won't buy any more Cuisinart appliances.
It looks fabulous and brews fabulous coffee quickly, the only complaint I have would be is that the on/off switch feels so light duty,I expect if anything fails this will be the culprit.
I bought this product 4 months ago and I am very pleased with its performance.
This makes the best coffee. Nothing more need be said. We've been to a million coffee shops, tried other coffee makers and so on. This is the best.
The first Brew Central™ 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker I owned lasted 10 years - so I bought another one. Easy to use, makes great coffee and easy to keep clean. I recommend it.
It is so easy to program and use. The coffee brewed is hot and tastes great.