Summary: Have been a hold out on these single brewing systems. Have tried coffee from other systems and never felt they were hot enough and too watered down. Tried the Cuisinart at my brother-in-laws and was very surprised. Coffee was hot and getting a 12 oz cup did not feel it was too watered down, Started doing my research and Costco had the best offer and this one was right for me. It even looks better in person than in the pictures.
Pros: lots of choices of different coffees for k cups quick and easy to use no more throwing partial pots of coffee away. love the blue led lighting can also use all of my own coffee that i grind.
Summary: We got a Keureg 2.0 for Chtistmas from our middle Son, quickly discovered it would only brew "Special" K-cups and larger K-carafe packs, used a workaround to use non "Special" K-cups. It was noisy and became inoperable in about a month. Returned it. Middle Son tells us his first choice was the Cuisinarte but couldn't find one in time for Christmas. I found the Cuisinart at Castco.com and ordered it. So far so good, much quieter and you can use any K-cup you like ! !
Pros: 5 cup sizes 4 6 8 10 & 12 oz. very hot water 192 f
Summary: We like the design of this machine, not flimsy but rather heavy. It has a nice compartment on the side that holds the cup and screen that you use to make your own coffee. What we don't like is that the coffee taste watery. We've tried different K-cups, brewing at smaller cup sizes but nothing helps. Unfortunately, we are returning it.
Summary: I returned two Kuerig Model 550's & replaced them with this Cuisinart unit. This unit is more funtional with additional cup sizes and a hot water dispenser to tea drinkers. Also uses generic K-cups which the Kuerig unit will not.
Pros: quality construction hot water dispenser more cup sizes
Excerpt: Had this product for about a month now and absolutely no complaints. Old kuerig broke and constantly needed descaling and didn't want the kuerig 2.0 bc I would be forfeiting my old k cups Ive stocked up on. This was such a great choice-looks nicer than orig kuerig but still maintains ease of kuerig and all the features you love about kuerig.
Pros: Accommodates All Cup Sizes, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast
Excerpt: I am happy with this unit. Makes a nice cup of coffee, hot and fast and I don't find it noisy at all. Seems more sturdy than my old Keurig. I like the rinse function and hot water button. I especially like that I can use any coffee I want in this unit, unlike the new Keurig 2.0. The only thing I don't like is the message that tells me to open the head, I find that particularly annoying and wish I could get rid of it.