Summary: Works like a charm. I had the same model but with thermal carafe (900 model), which made and kept the coffee lukewarm. They suggest rinsing out the carafe with hot water to keep the coffee hot; lots of trouble and doesn't work. Also why would you have it programmed when you have to get up and do this?? As my mom said, 'tell them we want the coffee hot in the first place, that's THEIR job!' Ha ha yes. I returned that and went to the trouble of ordering this one.
Summary: Buyer beware of this model. This unit is not very durable. Have had to return 3 for failed heaters, would no longer brew the coffee. The last one, my fourth unit, I returned because it produced an pungent smell of electrical wires burning, then stopped. It makes great coffee, when it works, however Cuisinart need to go back to the drawing board and improve the reliability of this product.
Summary: Great coffee maiker . . . Set the timer for the time you want it to be brewed, select the strength, select the amount of cups you'd like . . . It will automatically grind whole beans to give you the best taste . . .
I have a solution to the heavy bean use and thick brewing problem
Scott B., Amazon
27 June 2014
Summary: I've had this coffee maker for a few months now. At first I had a lot of problems with the coffee maker using far too many beans and making undrinkable strong coffee. So I started experimenting with how to make the grind settings and brew strength work.... I like my coffee fairly mild and I like it black (no sugar, no creamer).
I love this coffee maker. I tell all my friends about it, and have even purchased it as a wedding gift .
30 April 2014
Summary: I love this coffee maker. I tell all my friends about it, and have even purchased it as a wedding gift so my sister in law can enjoy coffee as much as we do. The coffee maker does obviously make noise when it is grinding the coffee beans, but it is not so loud when it is in the kitchen and your bedroom is elsewhere. I read reviews about it being difficult to clean. We rinse out the grinder and basket daily, which his not an issue.
Summary: I really wanted to buy some german high tech looking things. Look seriously I was about to buy one of these fancy shmancy breville or technivroom (WTF?) other brands (particularly the ones that I can't pronounce - the harder to pronounce the better to compete with the joneses right!) and after seeing many of there poor reviews on grind and brew units I decided to go with this one! Well that was a great idea.
Summary: This was the number one rated grind and brew in consumers reports back when it first came out and was the new fad (grind and brew was a fad then). My wife and I love the coffee so much more when fresh ground, and it was a loyal morning partner for many years. The heating element went out on our original unit, and I was looking for whatever is now the best. Consumer's Reports is concentrating more on the one cup K-Cup models now..
Excerpt: Would have preferred the type with a vacuum pot that would keep coffee hot for hours. You can't use a vacuum pot for this because of the heater underneath. Was this review helpful?
Pros: It heats the water to a sufficient hot temperature and makes strong, good coffee The grinder is good. Heater keeps coffee hot for an hour or so Dishwasher safe Good markings for amount of water to add
Cons: Overly complicated mechanism - To make coffee there are 5 pieces total (including gold filter) and reassembling them means doing it just so (with arrows lined up above filter). My previous grind and brew was simpler.
Don't be duped into thinking this is a stainless steel coffee maker...
9 February 2014
Summary: I would like to preface this review with saying that I am a self-proclaimed coffee snob who is critical of both coffee beans and coffee makers alike. That said, this machine makes a mediocre cup of coffee. Don't be fooled by the brushed nickel design that houses all of the controls - the boiler and reservoir are completely made of plastic, which does adversely affect the taste of coffee. This is, perhaps, my largest complaint.