It heats up water in a flash.

By Katie Macdonald
Updated January 21, 2020
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Even if you’re a naturally early riser, pulling yourself out of bed during winter’s dark mornings can be a challenge. Which is why coffee lovers swear by programmable machines that prepare a hot, fresh pot before the alarm goes off. They’re not only ideal for rushed weekday mornings, but for sleeping in on relaxing weekends, too.

And if you’re dreaming of waking up to fresh-brewed coffee, we have great news: Cuisinart’s extremely popular programmable coffee maker is a deeply discounted 57 percent off on Amazon right now.

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The Cuisinart 10-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Plus Hot Water System is designed with innovative technology for no-fuss brewing. It’s fully automatic, so you can set up brew times up to 24 hours in advance and also has a Brew Pause feature so you can sneak in a cup of coffee before the brewing cycle finishes. Plus, if you happen to press the snooze button (a couple of times), the machine’s thermal carafe will keep your coffee piping hot for hours.

In addition to a coffee maker, the appliance also includes a separate hot water heater so you can enjoy your favorite teas, soups, hot cocoa, and more. The easy-to-use lever-operated system has its own 56-ounce reservoir independent of the coffeemaker, meaning you can brew a pot and make oatmeal at the same time.

To buy: $100 (originally $235); amazon.com

On Amazon, nearly 2,600 shoppers have rated the device five stars, praising the Cuisinart for its versatility and user-friendliness.

“I've had this product for about a year now and have zero complaints,” one wrote. “The filter that it comes with makes it so a normal coffee filter is not even needed (just don't leave your coffee sitting for a while.) The coffee brews quickly and the hot water heats up even faster! There are lots of settings (my favorite being the auto-programming that has my coffee hot and ready as soon as I wake up), which are easy to understand and use. To top it all off, it's self-cleaning option makes this an unquestionable purchase.”

Another added, “I love having hot water at the touch of a button. I use this part of the machine for everything including tea, cup of soup, oatmeal, hot cocoa, etc. I was very surprised to see how long the coffee stays hot after it's finished brewing. Considering it shuts off after brewing, it stays warm for several hours.”

But most of all, Amazon reviewers raved about how delicious coffee from the Cuisinart tastes. “This thing makes a GREAT TASTING cup of coffee,” said a user. “I can't believe I finally have a drip coffee maker that I enjoy using. Prior to this any time I wanted a good cup of coffee I would break out my French Press.”

The Cuisinart 10-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Plus Hot Water System normally retails for $235, and you can get it right now for just $100. We can’t promise it’ll transform you into a morning person, but it will certainly make waking up easier.