Some of the more popular 12-cup coffee makers on the market include the Cuisinart Extreme Brew, the Mr. Coffee SJX, the Mr. Coffee FTX, the Hamilton Beach Black Ice 12-Cup and the Kalorik 12-Cup Coffee Maker. Many of these are sold by major retailers.
The Cuisinart Extreme Brew won the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award on TopTenReviews.com. Along with a three-year warranty, the maker features brew strength control, allowing users to set their coffee preference to regular or bold. It also has adjustable temperature controls so that users can keep coffee heated at their preferred temperature.
Twelve-cup makers are considered most suitable for larger households or dinner parties. All of the above listed coffee makers are adjustable to make smaller pots. Other available features include automatic shut-off switches and programmable clocks.
Some of the more important preferences customers must choose from when selecting their coffee maker include filter type and carafe type. A paper filter allows for easy removal of coffee grinds, while a permanent filter means the user can save money by not needing to buy filters. Some coffee drinkers prefer a glass carafe that sits on a heated plate, while others prefer a thermal model that retains all the heat.