Excerpt: Excellent buy! I've wanted one for the past 2 years and finally settled on Cuisinart from Williams-Sonoma, two names & brands I've purchased from in the past; both product and retail store are 'tops' in my book!
Summary: The old coffee maker went out so we decided to try this one. We've only had this for a few weeks now, but it works perfectly, and we like it a lot. We'll see if it holds up long term, but for now it is a great product. I would have rated it 5 stars if the price was lower. It takes it about 3 or 4 minutes to heat up from a cold start, but then less than 30 seconds to brew a cup of coffee.
Pros: makes good coffee works perfectly as expected
not working, tried 3 models , all defective - just cold water, no hot !
15 November 2013
Summary: Watch out, this item will not make hot water or hot coffee or hot tea, it produces only cold water. They didn't put that in manual and on the page, but yes, it's true - only cold water!!!!! After 3 replacement of this SS-700, I finally gave up. I have had Breville and Keurig which are still in working condition after two years, making coffees, but thins thing is good .... for nothing... Never worked, and I tried 3 different (same) models....
BAD Design, stay away - do your research on this coffee maker first
15 November 2013
Summary: I had this coffee maker just over 3 months when it started giving us problems. Then I did some research, have you ever wondered why a company has so many returns it can "refurbish" them and get them out to so many stores, web sites etc. This is one of them. I finally went out and bought a brand name K-cup coffee maker and have NEVER had an issue with it.