Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4 out of 5 by MNshopper Great Coffee, Great Maker... Get the glass Carafe!
I've had this maker for 4yrs and it still works perfect, makes perfect coffee and is easy to use! I had another Cuisinart Grind and Brew before this and two HUGE differences: 1) With this model you don't measure beans 2) The beans are sealed in the hopper (kept dry) and grind on demand... With the previous model I had to measure the beans and the whole grinding mechanism was a mess (wet) every time... I hardly utilized the grind feature because it was such a hassle and messy.
In time I will replace this maker with the same one (but glass carafe), it really is perfect otherwise! I recommend if you consider this maker: Get the model with the glass carafe NOT this stainless steel version. This carafe is a HUGE pain to clean, get all the coffee out of, its also heavy, you cant tell how much coffee is in it and NO warming plate... I HATE the stainless steel carafe! With the glass carafe model you get the warming plate built in and all other functions are the same= win-win! Plus the glass version is CHEAPER.
The only other thing to watch with this maker is after 3-5 pots of grinding you need to clean the shoot or it gets clogged. The cleaning is simple and takes less than a couple minutes with the tool they provide. I'd give it 5 stars but, the stainless steel pot is awful!
Rated 1 out of 5 by DebRD Disappointed
I had one of these same models for quite a while. It finally konked out so I purchased another one. I've had nothing but problems this go round. I purchased the latest one in July 2010 - here it is in September and the grinder has quit working. I only use it once a day to make a pot of coffee in the morning, so there's no way it should have broken down in this short period of time. I 've also had problems with having to clean out the coffee chute (that the ground coffee goes through to drop down into the filter). Sometimes when I'd take things apart to clean it, the chute would be clogged with wet ground coffee - almost like mud. I never had these problems with the first one of these machines so I'm really disapppointed with this one.
Rated 1 out of 5 by danese Did not stand up to Cuisinart name
We have this model and it is very nice looking unit but, the problem we have with it is it leaks all over the counter and when you think you have the problem solved-it might work for a bit then start leaking again-can not count on it for working all the time. Liked it so much got another one but, again after a few short weeks this one also started leaking-gets to be quite a mess. We will not purchase another.
We would give this just one star because, that is as low as you can rate it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by potterygirl Fabulous
Love love love this coffeemaker!! Smells like Starbucks when it grinds and brews first thing in the morning. Freshly ground beans and then super hot coffee with a push of a button. Had this for almost a year and never had any problems. You must clean the grinder hatch every week or it will clog and cause your grinder to slow down. Follow the cleaning instructions and you will have the most perfect cup of coffee every single time.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pearliedos BEST AUTOMATIC COFFEMAKER, EVER!
Ok, I started reading the reviews and had to come to the rescue of this fantastic coffee grinder, maker.
We have had ours for over 2 years and it used every morning and evening. The grinder does not miss a bean & the control setting allows you to have your coffee as strong or weak as you like. The coffee stays hot for 8-10 hours & only needing a quick warm up after 10 hours.Super easy to use. Only add water every time you use it. Beans have a resevoir so you don't have to fill it every time. I LOVE IT!. The automatic timer is great allowing you to wake up to freshly brewed coffee and no more drive thru's on the way to work. Take the real thing with you! The grinder has never broken, the automatic time has worked every morning. This will be the only coffeemaker ever in my home! It is the best.
100% recommend! A great gift for all coffee lovers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Schley Do not recommend
Bought this because we like fresh ground coffee. Grinder quit working almost immediately. Called Cuisinart and they were no help. Far to expensive to stop working so soon. Sent back for refund, and bought a plain Cuisinart coffee maker.
Rated 1 out of 5 by D Paillette Very disappointed
I bought this coffee maker so I could grind and brew at the same time. It work for about two times, and then I would pour out hot water, I cleaned it all out and tried again, but no luck the grinder was not working, I sent it back. I got a second one and the same thing happened. I called Cuisinart and spoke with three different people and they could not help me. So I sent it back and got a refund.
I looked at reviews online, and found that other people had the same problem with this model. The grinder tends to burn out. Too much money to have problems.
Rated 5 out of 5 by kaylasaunt Best Coffee Maker
Over the years I had Mr Coffee, Kitchenaid Coffee Makers and they all leaked all over the counter. This coffee pot does not. I love the feature that it grinds the coffee and make it and shuts off when it makes. Great in the Morning when getting ready for work. I highly recommend this coffee maker.....