Summary: Great buy. This is the best coffee maker I have ever had. Nothing bad to say , but it could use a grinder timer. After three BUNN makers in five year they all broke. Superior coffee flavor compared to a bunn. Worth the money and then some.
... efficient as Cuisinart's previous models (which I owned and loved for six years befor the grinder died and we ...
JS McNamara, Amazon
8 August 2014
Summary: This coffe maker is not nearly as versatile and efficient as Cuisinart's previous models (which I owned and loved for six years befor the grinder died and we had to get this one) and we I was very unimpressed with the most recent model. Issue 1 - The grinder only holds a small amount of beans - so little that the full 12 cup brew isn't strong enough for me nor many of my family members so the Manx I can brew is 10 cups in order to keep the flavor right.
Summary: Makes a good cup of coffee. Two slight design flaws involving the built-in grinder: 1. The steam from the coffee pot will sludge up the powder residue left in the grinder. This means you have wash it every time or every other time, somewhat countering the convenience of having built-in grinder. 2. If you fill up the grinder completely and fill the pot to the max 12 cups, you end up with a weak pot of coffee.
Summary: Pros: 1. It does what it is supposed to: you can set it up in advance to grind your coffee and brew it so that there is fresh coffee when you wake. 2. For the price, it seems a good value. It isn't too far off from buying a Mr. Coffee and a cheap grinder. 3. It looks nice. Cons: 1. The only real advantage of this machine is that the grinder is incorporated into the actual brewer, so that both can function on a timer.
Summary: this coffee maker worked brilliantly for a few weeks, and in the last three weeks has begun to brew very very weak coffee. upon closer inspection, it appears that the water is only going through half of the grinds, resulting in sea through barely brown coffee. we have wasted a lot of coffee troubleshooting and are extremely disappointed. waiting for amazon's response now...am guessing we will have to deal with cuisinart.
Makes good coffee, I would change one thing in the design:
Bob the Builder, Amazon
9 May 2014
Summary: We have been through two of the Cuisinarts that ground beans from a bin. The mother board crumped on both of them, I decided to simplify as Thoreau would say. This unit has a macerator as apposed to a burr mill. You measure in the beans each time, add water and hit the button. The coffee is good and consistent. What I find detracting is the number of parts that must be cleaned and some dried after each use.
Summary: For several years i enjoyed the cuisinart grind and brew series DGB 500. I When it went on the blink after app. 7 years of satisfactory use I wanted one just like it. The nearest one i could get was the series DGB series 625 which is almost identical. One change that was made was the configuration of the filter basket. This change evidently allows moisture to escape back up into the grinder basket which is undesirable.
Summary: This coffeemaker makes a very good cuppa coffee; whatever, i'm getting very tired of cleaning up the coffee grinder on a daily basis. Due to the design, moisture will find its way into the grinder during the brew. If you don't mind the hassle of cleaning on a daily basis, don't shy away from this product. If you're not a patient person, you may want to consider a pod coffeemaker (or such).