Summary: We have a large household of coffee drinkers with different tastes, making this our preferred method of drinking coffee. Be prepared to use good quality bottled water and be sure to follow the maintenance instructions. This does require water filter changes and 2x yearly a complete "de-scaling.
Pros: Simple, Convenient way to please the many different coffee drinkers in our household.
Cons: K-Cups can get expensive. Does require some routine maintenance.
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.
Summary: good thing there is a 3 year warranty, at this rate it will be replaced annually
Pros: large reservoir
Cons: unit failed, started pumping back into reservoir instead of brewing, seems to be the common problem. Cuisinart stated that replacement units on backorder & not sure when a replacement will be available.
Excerpt: One of the main reasons why I bought this coffee maker is because how professional it looks. And it works so well that I feel like a pro. It makes coffee fast and brews it up to the satisfaction of all my friends and family.Brew PerformanceI love how excellent this coffee maker is.
The best thing that ever happened to this coffee connoisseur.
25 November 2014
Excerpt: An excellent cup of coffee (or tea, or chocolate) every time from an unlimited inventory and never any waste. This brewer will kick out a 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 ounce cup of brew at your choosing so, you can grab a quick espresso or a tall to-go cup in the morning.Brew PerformanceThe Cuisinart brews...
Summary: I bought 2 of these machines, 1 for the office & 1 for home. The one for home which was used on soft water was the one that failed
Pros: 5 year warranty
Cons: having to use the warranty in less than a year with limited use, having to pay shipping to get it to Cuisinart, being told the replacement unit is on "backorder" & they have no idea on when my replacement will arrive
Summary: Love this Cuisinart & this is why! After purchasing the Keurig 550/2.0 yesterday and THEN finding out that all the K Cups I already owned from my previous Keurig purchases- about 100 K Cups that didn't have the updated & required new scanning label- were worthless with the 2.0 resulting in the...
Excerpt: I like this single serve coffee maker better than the Keurig for many reasons honestly, the main reason would be that it is cost efficient. I got the Keurig system for Mother's day last year and I loved it I really did, and then it broke and I was determined to get another one or one like it; and I...
Excerpt: this is my second Cuisinart Single Cup Brewing System. I love it. I use it multiple times a day. Always have a fresh cup of coffee, I can choose to use my own grind or K-cups. Choice of water temperature and cup size. Has hot water feature.