By Ben Levaton
Uh-oh it’s morning, and you didn’t get a good night sleep. Well, that one cup of coffee is about to turn your day around. You won’t even care what side of the bed you woke up on. The Coffee Maker, 12-Cup DW12 is reliable and convenient for the morning scramble out the door. I have used Coffee Maker for years and I know this standard coffee maker is up to the task of delivering a good old-fashioned cup of morning warmth.
The Coffee Maker, 12-Cup Switch, White – DW12 comes with many great features. It has a simple on and off switch for when you can barely see in the morning and need coffee quickly! It has a filter basket which can be easily removed and cleaned. I think one of the best features of this product is the Pause ‘n Serve. When I am hankering for a cup of coffee, I don’t always want to wait fifteen minutes for 12 cups to brew. Right after I see one cup has brewed, I can instantly pull out the decanter without having to worry about coffee dripping all over the place. On the sides of water reservoir there is an indicator which shows you how much water you have poured inside. There is a water filtration system built into the Coffee Maker and which according to the manufacturer “removes up to 97% of chlorine for better-tasting coffee.”
This coffee maker has some real positive features. Not to mention, it’s quick and dependable.
- Up to 12 cups
- Water filtration system
- Pause ‘n Serve
- Can’t program brewing for next morning
- Decanters are fragile and need replacing often
For the average coffee drinker who doesn’t consider themselves a barista or connoisseur, Coffee Maker has it all. Being able to brew up to twelve cups is an ample amount, whether it is just for you or coffee with dessert when you’re hosting a small dinner party. It’s also perfect for college students who are on a budget, too. If you don’t drink coffee all that often, then not being able to pre-program the machine to brew might not be a big deal. But for those who regularly make coffee every morning, those times you forget and are in a rush might prove a constant irritation. However, you can’t beat the price which sits around $20 to $25. Though for a little more there are coffee makers that offer these advanced options. It all depends on what is right for you.