Most of the time, I want to make only 2-4 cups of coffee and I have an old Mr. Coffee machine that does the job. However, every once in a while I need to make 8-10 cups of coffee. I have seen various machines (Cuisinart is one) that are designed for the larger amount but claim to be able to make 2-4 cups of equivalent quality.
Do these machines do the job or are there significant disadvantages that I need to know? I really don't want to have two machines if one will do. And if they do the job, which brand should I go for?