The Grind & Brew Coffeemaker form Cuisinart automatically grinds the beans right before brewing to produce a fresh and flavorful pot of coffee. Fully programmable with a brushed metal finish, this deluxe 12-cup coffeemaker will be right at home in any modern kitchen!
Good Idea - Poor Execution
Posted by: MplsTB from: Minneapolis, MN on
The idea behind the grind and brew is great, however it doesn't work well at all.
The grinder holds a very limited amount of beans, so you are only able to grind enough for about 5 cups, which doesn't quite fill my wife and I's travel mugs for the ride to work in the morning.
Because of this if you want more then 1 mug full, you have to brew another pot, and basically start all over. Therefore, if you want to use the grind and brew feature consider the fact that this is only about a 5-6 cup coffee maker, not the 12 cup is lists in the description.
Also, the grinder portion is housed in the same area as the water, so when it brews steam condenses in the grinder causing it to get gummy. This means you have to wash it and dry it every day after brewing. With my stand alone grinder, I could grind more than a week's worth of coffee before needing to clean it.
I am switching back to my old Mr. Coffee and stand alone grinder.
16 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Have one, wouldnt change it for nothing!
Posted by: FitoyCandy from: Tarzana, CA on
Have had one for over two years now. Bought these as backup & gift. Only thing you need to watch is cleaning out the grinder. It needs to be cleaned at least 2x month. Otherwise its great!
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
The Cuisinart Grind and Brew is Great!
Posted by: Haysoos from: Spokane, WA on
This is the third Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffeemaker we have owned. The average lifespan has been about ten years. Each model has been an improvement over the last. To make coffee, fill the carafe with water and pour into the water chamber. Fill the grinding cup with coffee beans and install the top of the grind cup. Close the lid and touch the "on button" and get ready for that first wonderful cup of coffee. To clean it, put all removable parts into the dishwasher and wipe the inside of the coffeemaker with a damp cloth. If cleanliness is not your bag, buy the black machine and you can not see the coffee stains.
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great for people who like a good cup of java
Posted by: jazzyboy from: Knoxville, TN on
This is my 3rd Cuisinart Grind and Brew and I have loved all of them. I like the style of this one the best and it is a little bit easier to clean than my previous Grind and Brews. I agree with a lot of other reviews that it is a little more work to clean and maintain but I feel that if you enjoy a great tasting cup of coffee that it is work the extra couple of minutes it takes to clean it. If you let the parts dry thoroughly before you set it up to brew for the next day it works just fine. I admit that the grinder is a bit noisy but once I got used to it most mornings I didn't even hear it grind the beans. I had to temorarily use a Mr. Coffee machine I had before I got this Cuisinart grind and brew and the coffee tasted so bitter compared to the grind and brew. I would give this product 5 stars across the board but it is a little bit of a pain to clean but I feel it is worth the effort. If you don't have the time or don't want to fool with the cleaning the Grind and Brew is not for you.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great coffee maker. Grind & Brew is great.
Posted by: VoyagerNana from: Newark, DE on
I like a great cup of coffee. Grinding the beans as the coffee is made makes great coffee. This was a replacement for my previous Cuisinart Grind & Brew that I had used for years.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Good Coffee Maker
Posted by: from: Indiana on
I have recommended this to other people who would like a combination grind and brew coffee maker. It does a dependable job.
7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Great Coffee brewer and grinder!!! *****
Posted by: Uvegotit from: Rogers, AR on
I have had it for 5 years now and it still works even after brewing 2-3 pots of coffee a day. The grinder works perfectly. I highly recommend this product.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Wonderful and easy to use
Posted by: mychoices from: wentzville, mo on
I was a little scepticle about purchasing a refubished item. But I must say that I absolutely love this product!
My husband sets up the coffee the night before, and when we wake up we have freshly ground coffee.
The only con: the grinder is a bit loud. But other than that it is perfect!
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MIKE from: PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL on
GREAT TASTING COFFEE AND BREWS VERY QUICKLY
WILL BUY AGAIN
5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
I was impressed
Posted by: SAHMof3 from: on
At first it took me a little bit to figure out, the instructions are not super clear on how to get it brewing after you grind. I don't understand why people are saying you can only grind 5 cups worth, you can put up to 14 scoops in the grinder and it takes about a scoop per cup so if your making the full 12 cups add 12 scoops! Or 14 if you want it stronger! It is a pain to clean and I agree the steam makes the grinder gummy but it brews a good cup of coffee! Well worth the cleaning time I think!