Summary: Bought two of these for the office. One never did work, one worked off and on for a couple of hours. Followed all the directions, used bottled water, K-cups, etc. Very, Very disappointing. Returned to Costco and they very graciously apologized for the problems and issued a full refund. Bad machines but, as usual, Wonderful Costco Customer Service!
Summary: I have had my Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker for over a year, and it has been reliable and a joy to use. I would strongly recommend this product to anyone shopping for a singe serve coffee maker. With all of the features, this is hands down the best buy.
Does it's job well, and looks great. Overall a great buy!
15 December 2011
Summary: I was looking for a coffee brewer for Keurig K-cups, but I didn't like the look of the Keurig branded brewers. Along came the Cuisinart SS-700. A sleeker, more industrial looking machine that fits my kitchen. It's a great brewer with a reasonably sized reservoir. It has a blue-lit LCD display, blue accent lights in the reservoir, and blue light around the buttons.
Awesome product, will last forever as a manufacturer refurb, no complaints!
12 December 2011
Summary: This product was bought for my fiancee. She loves everything about this coffee maker. The ability to have instant hot water, the different size cup options, the iced beverage option, I could go on and on. The design is smooth and it doesn't have that weird hovering arm in front of the k cup head.
Summary: I bought this machine for my mother last Christmas and she LOVES it (worried for my Dad). The only problem we had was...it stopped working about a year to the day we bought it. She woke up one morning went to make her coffee and it was black...died overnight. So Costco's great return policy took it back even though I had thrown away my receipt. We think we fixed the problem. She had been leaving the machine on for the whole year.
Summary: I received the Keurig Brand coffee maker for my birthday and fell in love with this style of making coffee. After about a month and half, it got difficult to use, had to always prime it and then de-scale it often. Took it back to Costco, the gal at the return counter said she was on her forth one in 8 months with similar problems, so decided to try the Cuisinart.
Pros: Heats up and ready to use very quickly on power up. Perfect cup of coffee every cup (no more burnt coffee like my older style coffee maker). Has a compartment for the included "My K Cup".
Cons: Cost of K Cups, shop around. K Cups always come pressurized and will ruin your coffee maker by pushing coffee into the pump when you pierce them by putting the handle down (this is documented by other users). Trick is to puncture the K Cup (on the bottom) with a thumb tack/paper clip and release the pressure prior to inserting into the machine.
Summary: This unit is wonderful. I can grind and brew my own coffee in a reusable KCUP. I also have a variety of drinks to choose from with KCUPS such as coffee, tea and cocoa. I can use the hot water button just for soup or tea. I need not to worry about the height of my cup. You just follow the directions on the screen and you have a great hot or cold beverage instantly! Glad I chose the Cuisinart.
Fantastic product that does exactly what it is supposed to do.
5 December 2011
Summary: So far everything is great with this machine. My mother received a Keurig Platinum for her birthday, and this cuisinart works nearly identical. The one real nice thing that I have, that her Keurig didn't seem to have...is the Cuisinart has a built-in compartment to house the "Brew-your own" coffee filter, whereas the Keurig's didn't. (At least that she noticed.) Nonetheless, this machine works great.