Summary: This coffer maker shuts off immediately after brewing. Even though there is a thermos, the coffee was cold within an hour as the heating plate also turned off after brewing. It is a smart design, but just didn't perform as expected.
Summary: I have owned this coffee maker for four years and have loved it. I love how it looks and and how it grinds and brews. We have not had a problem with any part of it even though we have used it practically every day for the last four years. I love having the coffee grinder integrated with the brewer. There is a little extra work cleaning the machine but it is well worth it.
Product good but unit delivered had broken/defective parts
13 January 2011
Summary: This is my second Cuisinart DGB 600 Grind and Brew Coffeemaker. The first one lasted for years and was a very good product. It just finally aged and little things went wrong so we decided to replace the old coffeemaker with a new one of the same model. The unit delivered to us had a part of the filter basket that was broken.
Summary: A good machine with its own quirks. We "upgraded" from a Cuisinart DGB-300. My comparison of the 600 to the 300: PROS: no hot plate in unit; we can put the thermos carafe on a tile on our breakfast table and not have to trek to the kitchen for a cup refill. Don't have to worry about the carafe breaking. Fits under our kitchen cabinets. CONS: cleaning parts is more of a chore than with the 300.
Summary: This is a gorgeous coffeemaker. Nice to get up in the morning with fresh ground, fresh brewed coffee. Only thing: you can use this baby for a morning alarm. When it grinds, it is loud! But doesn't last long, so you don't have to wonder who's breaking into your house for long. Also, it was indistinct about the gold filter. You don't have to order one to go along with the coffeemaker. It comes with it. This was a good buy ($76+) and is worth waiting for it to go on sale.
Summary: We've been using this product for a while now, and recently, the lid to the coffee pot has 'failed'. The water does not flow thru the lid fast enough, causing everything to backup and leave a big mess on the counter - nearly every single time. I recently ordered a new lid from Cuisinart - $8 plus shipping.
Summary: No complaints, but one thing you should keep in mind: If you're used to the classic "dump grounds here, dump water here, flip this switch, wait" coffee maker, be prepared for a bit more maintenance. Nothing difficult, but you need to clean the grinder between each use and remember to swap the water filter once a month. Also, it's a lot easier to forget things that are obvious on a simpler machine.