Rated 2 out of 5Â by lrelias Poor Design
Although the coffee tastes great and the carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours, the machine is poorly designed. We don't even use the grind and brew option (which was the reason we bought this machine) because the steam causes a buildup of grounds, requiring regular and fussy cleaning. Most disappointing though is the lid, which has a vacuum seal that is nearly impossible to remove at times. We have had the machine for about a year and the seal is now to the point that it's also difficult to put the lid on. I love having a carafe but not happy that it has to be replaced every 9-12 months.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by rustykkat High Maintenance
This coffee maker makes excellent coffee... however it is extremely high maintenance! The grinder constantly has to be cleaned or it will plug up, maybe due to moisture accumulation with the steam buildup. It does come with a tool to clean the grinder shoot.... but it is very annoying. You have to basically disassemble the entire thing to clean it. The quality of coffee is consistent on any setting, and the carafe keeps the coffee hot, but it does get stronger as it sits. After less than 1 year the pump just quit and it would no longer make coffee at all. I threw the unit out.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cynnergyrl Much better than expected!
I thought a 10 cup would not be sufficient, but it turns out we are not wasting as much now. I was skeptical about the blade grinder (vs. burr grinder) but it works very well, and cleanup is so much easier. Actually the cleanup of the whole machine takes only a few minutes. Why do people complain about having to clean it? You take a shower everyday, don't you? The coffee tastes superb. I have no trouble with the pour spout. The goldtone filter is amazing (no more paper for me!) And with the awesome Kohl's sale price and rebate it was literally a steal!
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Blair very poor design. worst coffee ever.
i'm a loyal customer of grind and brew cuisinart for over 8 years and i am
very dissappointed with the poor design. it doesn't allow you to control the
strength or the amount of whole beans. you can not make over 4 cups unless
you grind the beans separately. the quality is very poor of the basket and
whole bean container. i'm returning it to kohls. if the better model is available
i wouldn't hesitate to purchase it. i called the manufacturer and needless to say. no help there.
dont waste your money or time on this want- to- be coffee maker.