115 of 126 people found the following review helpful
Not Necessary For Pure Water BUT Can Prevent a Clogged Valve
, January 11, 2010
(Austin, TX United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Cuisinart DCC-RWF1 Replacement Coffeemaker Water Filters, Set of 2 (Kitchen)
Some time ago, I decided to stop using these expensive filters. I already have a Brita charcoal activated filter and use that filtered water directly into my Cuisinart. No problem and very good coffee. When I was using the small Cuisinart filters, I experienced a lot of problems with slow water feed resulting in steam and other problems. I decided, after spending some $16 on filters over a period of a year, that I was just wasting money on these filters. I cleaned the coffee maker after I stopped using the filters, am getting excellent coffee and no more slow water feed and a fine running coffee maker. The coffee tastes as good or better. But, please note that I am using filtered water - just not filtering it in the coffee maker.
This year, I found that the filter serves another purpose which is to prevent the occasional overflowed coffee ground from clogging the feed line and preventing all of the water to pass through the filter so you end up with less cups of coffee output...Read more
191 of 214 people found the following review helpful
Freshwater Fluid Flows Freely From Fine Filter!
, March 26, 2007
Mark Eremite "This Is A Display Model Only"
(Seoul, South Korea) - See all my reviews
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I live in Seoul, South Korea, where it is inadvisable to drink water directly from the tap. Unless, that is, your idea of a good time is to let a little amoebic dysentery cozy up and get friendly with your colon.
Okay, so, the water isn't ALWAYS that scary to drink. Just, uh, just most of the time.
Even when the water doesn't make you sick, it usually tastes like it's been funneled through an old radiator. Coffeemakers, generally speaking, don't include water filters because the brewing process ostensibly kills all of the harmful bacteria. But you can still taste the heavy-metal-goodness in every last drop of leaden java. Lip smacking!
Anyhoo, I purchased a Cuisinart Coffeemaker recently (oh, how I love that machine), and it came with a package of these little filter fellows, and let me tell you, they do the...Read more
47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
A must for your coffee maker!
, March 11, 2006
Tara P. (USA) - See all my reviews
I purchased these filters from Amazon and am very happy with them. I really noticed an improved taste in my coffee. I think this is a great investment to help maintain the taste of the coffee and increase the lifespan of your coffee maker by reducing build-up from water minerals.