Best solution I've found for making good coffee at home
27 February 2012
Summary: I think I've tried just about every way to make coffee at home, in search of the rich, deep flavor I get from my local Peet's Coffee shop in Southern California. French Press, espresso maker, Aero-Press, drip... And still, I simply can't match what I get from Peet's.
Summary: After several lower cost coffee makers, I decided to spend a little more in hopes of getting good, consistent coffee. Although it's only been a couple of weeks, I think I found it. So far, every cup has been very good, very fresh, and very easy!
Summary: Mine stopped pumping water. I removed the reservoir, inserted a straw in the inlet hole, and blew gently to free the pump impellers. Pack the sides of the straw with a damp tissue. make sure you have a cup under the spout. Once you hear the pump spin, your good to go.
DO NOT BUY - After 2 years of flawless use, suddenly it wont power on. At all.
Efstathi Placidas, Amazon
27 February 2012
Summary: It was great right up until suddenly without warning it wont power on. You would think there would be a simple inline fuse as a first level of defense and simple repair, but no. $200 coffee maker now not powering on. DO NOT BUY unless you are rich and and can afford replacing it.
Summary: Update 8/28/10: I called Cuisinart Customer Service and told them of the problem as suggested by another user. They are sending me out a new one ASAP and UPS has already picked up the old one (which they arranged for). Apparently I have a 3 year warranty. I'll give it another go.
Summary: I bought the SS-700 with high hopes from Bed, Bath, & Beyond. It looks good and it worked great for 3 weeks, then it wouldn't brew, rinse, or anything. I only have 1 cup in the am, so I would consider it as having only light use.
Summary: It deserves no stars, but I had to give it one for this review to work. On our second machine. The first one had to be replaced because of the pump malfunctioning. Cuisinart was good about sending a replacement. Now the second one is doing the same thing!
Summary: I had a Keurig-brand coffee maker that exhibited the water-pump symptoms many reviewers have mentioned. Since it was just past the one-year warranty I replaced it with this Cuisinart unit. After about 4 months it developed the same problem.
Summary: Great coffee, but, as others have said, when the water tank is returned to the unit, the coffee maker will sometimes fail to pump any more water. A bubble of air gets sucked into the chamber housing the pump impeller and the pump just spins in the air, failing to pull any water.
Summary: i have tried original K machines and find this one to be best in the category. if you are looking for a single serve "K universe" maker then give this one some serious consideration. If you want a great cup of coffee and are willing to do a little work (5~10 minutes) then look into an Aeropress.