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Soup and coffee from the same appliance

The Cuisinart CHW-12 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System offers side-by-side coffee-making and water-heating. The multitasking appliance keeps coffee in a heated carafe while still offering users the ability to heat and serve water.

Coffee and tea at the same time.
Coffee and tea at the same time. Amazon

Some kitchen appliances are meant for bigger and better things. Leaving underachievers behind, toasters have transformed into toaster ovens and indoor grills have become combination grills and griddles. With all these appliances just begging to become combination appliances, it would only make sense that a coffeemaker could strive for something more and become a coffeemaker with the ability to also serve hot water on demand.

The Cuisinart CHW-12 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Hot Water System provides a logical combination of coffeemaker with a hot water dispenser. After all, at the heart of all coffeemakers is the ability to heat water, so it only makes sense to provide a means to serve it to. With one side of the machine featuring a 12-cup carafe, complete with heating control, the other side of the device is dedicated to delivering hot water at the touch of a button.

With a simple and clean user interface, the appliance is easy to use. Water heating is aided by "water ready" and "add water" indicators, while actual dispensing is simply a matter of placing your preferred vessel under the spout and pressing the lever. Be it for tea, instant soup or hot cocoa, the overachieving coffeemaker offers the choice of something more--without the need to even move the coffee pot out of the way.