Excerpt: This machine replaces a Cuisinart grind and brew that I've had over 10 yrs! I switched out the glass carafe with my old stainless steel Cuisinart carafe. I haven't used the included glass one yet, but imo, most glass carafes end up "burning" my coffee (with the additional heat from the warmer) if...
Pros: Holds 1/2 lb. beans in hopper w/ burr grinder Brew to your taste using cup and strength controls Easy cleanup- dump used grinds and rinse out basket, basket cover, and pot Cleaning the grind chute is simple and easy- once a week procedure for me Timer is easy to program Manual instructions are ea...
Cons: Grinding is louder than I thought it should be. I'm guessing the burr style is louder than a blade style grinder. No alarm clock needed if timer is programmed for the morning!
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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.
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.
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 holde...
Summary: When our old coffee maker bit the dust, we searched high and low and decided on this one. I loved that it has the built-in grinder. I have a little krups grinder, but you never quite know exactly how many beans to grind or how small to make the grind, but this one does it all for you!
Pros: Easy To Use, Large Pot, Multiple Settings, Stylish
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.
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.
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.
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.