It's okay. After trying both, I'll stick with the Capresso 464
23 January 2015
Summary: Tried this after my Capresso 464 bit the dust after a year. It is an okay unit, but was a let-down after the Capresso. Here's what I don't like: 1. Too many parts to clean and keep track of. Unlike the Capresso, there's a big gear piece that must be rinsed, aligned, and placed over the basket which switches the machine between letting water or grinds through. The Capresso just has a simple door that opens and shuts that you don't have to see or worry about.
Nothing's worse than waking up groggy on a Monday morning looking ...
8 December 2014
Summary: I haven't even had this a week and experiencing problems. Nothing's worse than waking up groggy on a Monday morning looking forward to a nice hot cup of coffee and having your brand-new coffeemaker act out. The door pops open, when I turn on the unit. At first, I thought I was missing a step or doing something wrong but after going over everything, reading the instructions and trying everything I can think of including unplugging and plugging it back in, the door pops...
Summary: When this coffeemaker works well, it's great. You add the coffee beans of your favorite coffee to the top section, add the water, make sure the filter and carafe are in place, and then press the on button. Then it will grind up the coffee beans (according to how much water you've added and the strength control you've set it to), the ground coffee will be pushed through a chute and into the filter in the basket, and then your coffee is brewed, and in no time at all you...
Summary: There are sometimes refurb units for $100 - a good deal.
Pros: I have two of these - one at home and another at the cabin. One or the other sees daily use, and sometimes more. Makes good coffee, fresh ground, at whatever strength you like.
Cons: The passage between the grinder and the basket gets jammed up with grinds a bit. You need to apply the provided brush to it every 2-3 days. Cleaning - as with any coffee hardware - is a minor chore. There are 5 removable bits that you have to rinse out after each use: pot, pot cover, basket holder, metallic basket, basket cover.
Summary: Within 2 weeks of using this the part to stop the coffee from dripping while I get a cup, broke. Now the lights don't work right and it turns it's self within 10 minutes. I paid alot for this and can't return it unless I pay all the shipping cost. I won't buy anything again from Cuisinart because they sell junk!
Summary: I've enjoyed the original Grind & Brew for 10 to 15 years or so, but it recently started acting up. It would only make a few cups (4 or so) instead of a full pot before shutting off. Not a big deal since I could just select "grind off" and fire it up again to get the rest of the pot. It was only a problem if I wasn't watching it or was running late for work.
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: Very good grinder and brewer. The grinder is very loud but only last for 20-30 seconds. Has been reliable for the 6-8 months we have had it. The grinder did get clogged once which caused the grinds and coffee to back flow (onto my counter) but we easily cleaned it out. We have been careful since to keep the unit clean.
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 . . .