Cuisinart Coffee Makers

Cuisinart coffee makers trade on the excellent reputation established by the Cuisinart company for kitchen appliances of all kinds. While the Cuisinart name is fairly new to the coffee maker market, its reputation in the kitchen and culinary appliance industry goes back nearly 40 years. The company was established in 1971 by husband and wife team Carl and Shirley Sontheimer. The Sontheimers were drawn in to the kitchen appliance business when they attended the demnonstration of a commercial kitchen food preparation machine in France. The Sontheimers believed that they could adapt the product for the U.S. home market. After talking it over, they decided to take the plunge and started Cuisinart, intending to import stainless steel appliances from Europe and sell them in the US.

However, Sontheimer, an MIT trained engineer, couldn’t leave well enough alone. Once he had a prototype machine, he took it apart and began making refinements to it to make it more user-friendly for the home kitchen. In 1973, the couple unveiled their Cuisinart Food Processor at the Chicago Housewares Exposition. While it was well-received at the Expo, Carl Sontheimer embarked on a public relations master stroke that cemented the success of the Cuisinart and turned it into a kitchen staple. He contacted renowned chefs and food critics, demonstrating his machine and its abilities to them and to well-known food publications. Julia Child, James Beard, Jacques Pepin and other well-known names extolled the virtues of the Cuisinart in such popular publications as Gourmet and the New York Times Review. Cuisinart sales exploded and by 1977, the company was at the forefront of the newly born food processor industry.

Success built upon success for the Sontheimers, and the company introduced several models and innovations in food processing before the couple decided to sell the company in 1988. The eventual purchaser, Conair Corporation, a company known for its personal care and kitchen appliances. Conair began to lay the foundation to expand the Cuisinart brand beyond food processors in 1992, and in 1994, Cuisinart entered the coffee maker business with its first coffee maker. Over the next several years, Cuisinart coffee makers built on the company’s reputation for excellence in the kitchen. In 2001, Cuisinart introduced the Premier Series Coffee Makers, incorporating new technology without compromising on the sleek design and quality manufacturing of the original Cuisinart coffee makers.

Today’s Cuisinart Coffee Bar Collection runs the gamut from a classic Cuisinart percolator to Cuisinart espresso machines and Cusinart coffee makers. The Coffee Bar Collection line includes the “Two to Go”, a coffee brewer that brews up two large coffees and decants them into stainless steel travel cups for the grab and run couple on the go, as well as a fully programmable Cuisinart 12 cup coffee maker with all the professional perks any homemaker could want. The latest innovation, the Coffee on Demand programmable 12 cup coffee maker, dispenses the coffee one cup at a time so that every cup is fresh-brewed and steaming hot.

Cuisinart quality carries through the entire line of Cuisinart coffee makers.

Cuisinart Coffee Makers
– Cuisinart Two-to-Go coffee maker
– Cuisinart Brew Central 12 cup programmable coffee maker
– Cuisinart Programmable Espresso Maker
– Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee Maker
– Cuisinart Cup-a-matic Single Serve Pod Coffee Maker


  1. Jan says

    My programable Cuisinart Expresso Maker also leaks from the bottom. Another problem with it is the arm has turned black/rusty looking while it was being cleaned. I too would like to know about the leaking before I get electrocuted.

  2. Bettie Moore says

    My programable Cusinart coffee maker has started leaking from the bottom, even if it’s not turned on. Can I repair it myself or is it NON -repairable. Help!!

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