Summary: After reading negative reviews, most of them focusing on the same issue/complaint, I found the review titled "HOW TO FIX" from Member CRF450 from Colorado posted on July 30, 2011very helpful and fair. It makes sense what he states. I have noticed that some, if not many, K-Cups come with more air than others right out of the box/case and thus causing this problem on our other [previous] household Keurig brewers. So it's not just Cuisinart, but Keurig ones as well!
Pros: price appearance functions size
Cons: wish i could run a filtered water line to it!
Summary: I got my first k-cup brewer several years ago, back when you could only order the brewer and k-cups online. With each product update, I gave my old machine away and purchased the new model. I received the Cuisinart for Christmas of 2010. It lasted only 3 months before it broke. The company replaced the brewer, but it cost me $45 for the shipping ($10 for the new one to be shipped and $35 to return the broken one).
Summary: Have enjoyed this purchase for over eleven months, but we have had the oft reported pump failure. I returned to Costco today, with no problems for a full refund. Repurchased a new unit, and expect to have great results. If not, I know Costco will be there and stand up for the consumer. I love Costco!! Great product, will continue to recommend..
Pros: price convenience style features costo service guarantee
Summary: I just opened it and was hoping for a removable drip tray for taller travel mugs...unfortunately, only part of the tray comes out leaving a thin bottom. STILL cannot put a travel mug beneath...what a bummer since now I'd have to hold a mug and wait for it to fill...may look into a Keurig since the whole bottom drip tray removes...
Summary: I liked this machine so well that I purchased one for my office for my personal use. At home, one of us likes coffee and the other prefers tea, and with this beverage maker, both of us are happy! Not only that, but it's great for hot breakfast cereals, dehydrated soups and more! Love it, love it, love it!
Summary: I upgraded from the Keurig coffee maker to this. This coffee maker runs much quieter than the Keurig. In addition, the Keurig always had issues like not heating water, not making the correct size drink, etc. I have had no issues out of the Cuisinart and would recommend it over the Keurig!
Summary: Had to return two of them, they stopped working within two weeks. I can't believe Costco is still selling them, ended up buying a Keurig and so far so good, seems to be more refined. The four star rating is very misleading, I think they need to recalculate. Based on all the poor reviews, it should be rated much lower. I would not be surprised if 9 out of 10 of these get's returned, they just don't work. Love the concept and the coffee but the machine is junk!
Summary: I have gone through 2 Keurigs in 2 months, bought this hoping it would be better. It lasted 1 WEEK!!!! Great if they work, only issue is the pump breaks. You can tell all the internals are apart of Keurig and not cuisinart. Its unfortunate, as the product is awesome when it works!
Summary: The unit worked good out of the box. After a couple of weeks, it intermittently wouldn't brew. This slowly transitioned into it not brewing at all... tried all the fixes suggested by Cuisinart. No joy.