Summary: Burr grind is the best part of this coffee maker. You can select strong, medium or mild to suit your coffee taste. There is nothing better than smelling freshly ground and brewed coffee in the morning.
Pros: Brews Quickly, Easy To Use, Multiple Settings
Summary: The biggest problem that I have encountered is unless you shake the coffee maker after in has ground the coffee beans, a portion of the ground coffee gets caught in the passage between the grinder and the ground coffee holder, creating a variation in the coffee strength from one batch to the next. This is the reason for a "4" rating vice a "5".
Pros: Brews Quickly, Durable, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Large Pot, Multiple Settings, Stylish
Summary: It took a few tries to figure out the auto brew settings, but once we actually read the instructions it works well. Only had it for a month, but very happy so far. Keeps coffee hot and reasonably fresh for hours. The grinder is loud, but no louder than our krups grinder. The easy to pour carafe is very sturdy and I think it will look new for a long time. Other posts said it's slow, but I haven't been inconvenienced by the brew time.
Pros: Freshly grinds coffee so you get the best possible drip coffee. It does require a tiny bit of extra time to clean after you put it back together than a traditional drip coffee maker. I clean the basket and basket top into the sink after we're done, put the basket but not the basket top back and take off the coffee hopper and clean the chute into the basket. Then put the basket top back on and the coffee hopper back on. I haven't timed this but I would guess it takes a...
Cons: A few times the coffee maker has not opened the chute during grinding and the coffee doesn't make it into the basket. You can tell when this happens because the grinder slows down near the end of the grinding process. What I do then is to turn it off, take off the hopper and basket, clean, and replace. This has happened three times in the last year and I'm not exactly sure why. Now, I listen to the grinding and if I hear it is not grinding properly, I turn it off, cle...
Pros: I bought this at a retailer. I had intended to buy a lesser product but found this in the box instead. Called manufacturer who said to keep it and sent missing carafe lid. It has operated perfectly. Makes wonderful coffee - I like mine strong and it has a "strong" setting which is to my taste. Timer allows for hot coffee in the morning as soon as we are out of bed. Stainless Steel Thermal carafe keeps the coffee warm longer than other thermal carafes I have used.
Cons: The grinder is loud, though not louder than other grinders I have used.
Summary: We've been using our new Cuisinart Coffee Maker for the last 5 days and it makes the best coffee and the thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot for about 8 hours, which is amazing. I highly recommend this coffee maker.
Summary: Best coffee maker I've ever owned. Only extra cleaning is to clear the grounds every 5th or 6th use. The large reservoir for the extra beans is great. You can store a weeks worth at a time. I love it!
Summary: The Cuisinart 900 is an awesome coffee maker. The features are amazing. It allows us to control the amount of beans we need to grind. Our other maker went through so many more beans and the flavor was not nearly as good. We couldn't be happier with this machine.