Excerpt: I doubt the first review on this page belongs in this thread...why?...because there is no way you can get coffee grounds in your brewed coffee using a K-Cup...secondly your brew is ready in under 3 minutes from the time you hit the on button.
Summary: I love my Cuisinart SS Brewer and was hoping not to have the pump problems, but today (8 months) the brewing noise came, said it was brewing, but nothing came out. Thought "there's got to be an easy solution" and searched the internet until I found one. Unplug the brewer and blow compressed air through the white tube at the top of the water reservoir. It will force the water out (be careful if it is hot, but mine went nicely into the cup).
Summary: Bought this machine 8 months ago and use several times daily with NO issues at all. I recommended this to my sister and mom. They both have had machines with no problems! Don't hesitate to buy!!
Summary: This is an Awesome product. Matter of fact it is so awesome I just ordered another one for my sister. I really like how you can use your own coffee and not have to purchase the expensive Keurig coffees. The hot water button is great.
Summary: I just love this coffee maker, perfect for my wife and I, it is always ready to go, no wasted coffee. I have had no problems with it, but I am not concerned as Costco as the best return police in the industry!
Excerpt: From the very first use, I've had nothing but problems with this unit. It sometimes takes forever to brew, if at all. Other times my cup is filled with coffee grounds. If you use any setting other than the 10 oz., you do not get an accurate serving. I'm shopping for another unit as I am writing this review.
Summary: Overall great machine when it works. First one had the pumping problem that is mentioned frequently. The second one lasted 8 months and then had an electrical failure. If you return it to the store, make sure you include the grey brew your own adapter set since I was told the vendor rep is picky about making sure it is included. Had to make a second trip to the store to take care of that mishap.
Excerpt: If you love to drink Coffee and like trying different coffees this is the way to do it. This machine comes with all the Bells + Whistles; and the reliability of Cuisinart and a 3 year warranty. I have Cusinart Toaster, Slow Cooker, Pans, Griddler, Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Food Processor, Blender; you name it I have it. I use this everyday and love how it automactically comes on every morning and its ready for my first cup. Auto shuts off.
Summary: I have purchased several of these Cuisinart coffee makers as well as the Keurig models. I purchase them from Costco, knowing that they will eventually have to be returned and Costco has such a great return policy. There seems to be a problem with the sizing of the internal water lines and they soon start to plug up which stops the pump from delivering the proper amount of water or none at all.
Pros: convenient when working properly.
Cons: problems with water delivery system. requires vinegar washouts. k-cups expensive not reliable.