I am SO very picky when it comes to coffee makers so when my old reliable Black and Decker finally brewed its last cup, I dreaded having to shop for another one. I didn’t want to buy the cheapest one out there but didn’t want to have to take out a small loan either. I did a lot of comparison shopping, read tons of online reviews, and decided to give this Cuisinart DCC-1100BK 12-Cup Coffee Maker a try. I must say this is a great coffeemaker for a reasonable price. I choose this model for the programmable options. I especially love the brew pause option that allows you to sneak a cup of coffee before the full brewing cycle is completed. I am very impatient and once I smell coffee brewing I want some right away.