6. Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus
For the tea lovers in your house, this coffee maker also dispenses hot water
Cup capacity: 12 cups | Size: 14.3 x 10.3 x 9.5 inches | Features: Hot water dispenser, programmable, permanent filter, adjustable carafe coffee temperature, adjustable automatic shut-off (up to 4 hours), clean alert, charcoal water filter
If there are both coffee and tea lovers in your house, the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus is your machine. In addition to brewing a 12-cup pot of coffee, it can dispense a shot of hot water for quick cuppas, mugs of cocoa or bowls of instant oatmeal.
The CHW-12 has a safety lock to prevent hot water from being accidentally dispensed. On this model, you can up the temperature of the coffee in the carafe, which is a handy feature if you’re one of those people who never thinks your coffee is hot enough. It’s a bit tricky to access the filter basket and the water tank when the lid is fully opened. As the coffeemaker is taller than the space below cabinets when the top is opened, you will need to move it to pour in water and add ground coffee.