Summary: Wasn't sure how using fresh beans would be. Now that we have purchased one that grinds the beans we have freshly ground coffee every weekend. On the weekdays we just turn off the grinder and use can ground coffee. Coffee maker is easily set up the night before and we have coffeee when we wake. Should have purchased one like this earlier in life.
Summary: It works fine grinding coffee, and then making it straight from those grounds. However, when you don't grind beans, it needs a block to put in to keep water/condesation out of the upper bean holding section. I should not have to take the bean tank and cover out and wash them, when I use coffee that is already ground.
Summary: I LOVE this coffee maker!! It is simple to use and has wonderful features including being able to program your morning coffee and auto shut off. You also have the ablility to grind beans if you desire along with the gold filter which saves you money!! Wonderful coffee!!!
Summary: I finally determined that my old coffee pot was the problem I was experiencing with my morning coffee and not the brand coffee I was using. It seems that the "old pot" just wasn't holding the water in the brew basket long enough for the coffee to brew. This resulted in something akin to nothing more than mildly coffee flavored hot water.
Summary: I just received this coffeemaker today and have already tried it out. It is GREAT. Itgrinds and brews the coffee quickly. I tcan also use already ground coffee and ithas different settings to choose from as to how long the heating element can stay on. it is vary user freiendly. Instructions very simple (ot a lot of verbage gets right to the point. id recommned it to any one who likes fresh coffee.
Summary: My first ever coffee making machine. Not sure how working coffee machine make dark coffee. Tastes good need more milk than expected. Wife says drink coffee same way, I say need more milk. No milk in house right now, must go out for more. Thank you thank you thank you for coffee machine maker. Loud noise before coffee is made is from bean grinder. Do not be afraid of noise. Makes coffee. Must go now the news is starting. Ciao!
Summary: This is a replacement for a black one exactly like it we used at least once a day everyday for about three years. It's a little loud when grinding but we love the fresh-ground taste. We've been using this one for about a week (the previous one died completely when the Minnesota friends were here drinking 3 pots! a day over Thanksgiving) but the button to start has been "sticky"...we've had to push it up to 3 times to start the cycle.
Summary: I search a long time for a white grind and brew coffee maker- Cuisinart is just about the only one who make it. I like the set up of this coffee maker. The filter door pops open with a button and is easy to fill. The pot lid is easy to get on and off for washing. Sneaking a cup of coffee mid brew is very easy and clean. The bean basket is easy to remove, as opposed to the Cuisinart grind and brew a generation back.
Summary: Purchased the Cuisinart Coffee Maker because I wanted a pot capable of grinding whole coffee beans.This model can also be used with already ground coffee, which made it even more desirable. I like this particular model as well, because the maker is programable, and coffee can be waiting for me when I wake up ! The grinder is a little loud for my taste early in the morning, but I doubt that can be helped !