Cuisinart - Grind & Brew 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker - Multi

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This coffeemaker features a double-wall insulated thermal carafe, so your coffee stays warm longer.

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Overall Customer Rating:
82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (217 out of 265)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

Large control panel

Allows you to easily program the settings to fit your needs. Includes 2-4 cup settings.

10-cup capacity

Allows you to make coffee for your friends or family.

Automatically grinds the beans before brewing

So coffee comes out tasting rich and fresh. Includes grind-off feature.

Double-wall insulated thermal carafe

Keeps coffee warm longer.

Programmable timer

Allows you to preset the coffeemaker up to 24 hours in advance, so you can wake up to a fresh pot brewing.


Overall customer rating

4.2
82%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Grinder lasted only 2 months - 3 times!

    Posted
    tagilbert

    I am writing this review as a courtesy and complaint in the quality of this particular product and my dissatisfaction in it. Let me start by saying that for the better part of the past 15-20 years I have used only Cuisinart Coffee Makers in my home and office. My reasoning was that, although they are far from being the cheapest available when comparing features, the quality of the product and the longevity of it made the choice to purchase this product worthwhile. However, at the beginning of this year (Jan 2, 2015) the Cuisinart Grind & Brew Coffee Maker that I had been using in my home refused to grind any more. Inconvenient for a couple of days but I decided that it had more than paid for itself and I would replace it with the same model. As it turned out, that model was no longer available but the model replacing it, I thought, would be fine. The $130+ cost was startling but if it lasted as long as the previous one and was as reliable then I was willing to make the purchase. I was wrong!! As of this writing, I have the … Cuisinart - Grind & Brew 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – Multi • Model: Dgb-650bc • SKU: 9360899 …sitting in my car to be returned to the store at the end of my workday today. That is only part of the story. This is the third time this year. So, about 2 months use of a $130+ High End coffee maker is what I have learned to expect. That really is unacceptable. What has happened to the workmanship of this product? Each time the symptom is the same…the grinder just quits working and will not recover. If I want to brew coffee that was ground last week or last month or even, God forbid, last year, I can do it in a much cheaper coffee maker and I won’t need the grinder at all. That is not what I want. I want the luxury and pleasure of fresh ground, fresh brewed coffee in my home, every morning before I leave to start my day where that desired cup of coffee is not waiting for me. Your product claims that it will give me that for just a little higher cost than the other guys. I’m sorry, but that is no longer true in my mind and I am very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Do it!

    Posted
    Tommy
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Unless you like being awoken by the sound of a jet aircraft in your kitchen, weak coffee, and coffee grounds flung all over your kitchen. Stay away from this horrible device. Not sure where they went wrong with the design as I previously owned one of these a few years back and loved it. This one was a disaster. The grinder is loud enough to wake the dead. (on the plus side, you won't need to set an alarm anymore) It flings coffee grounds out of the machine from who knows where, and there are grounds in the carafe and your morning coffee. The brew strength is so weak, and has the color of light brown water with no way to increase the strength. The machine shuts off immediately when finished brewing, but you do get this lovely insulated carafe that supposedly will keep your coffee hot for hours. It doesn't. Not only that, you can't see how much coffee is left in it unless you remove the lid. Save yourself the time and trouble and search for something else. You can grind your own beans with a lot less mess and still get that fresh ground and brewed taste you seek. I replaced it with the Cuisinart Model: DCC-3200.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great machine, great cup of coffee

    Posted
    CoffeeCritic

    After reading the mix of positive and awful reviews on this product before buying, I was very hesitant when I purchased and prepared for the possibility that I might have to return it. After three weeks, I'm very pleased with the machine in every way. I found customers who complained about the difficulty in cleaning were FAR overstating the problem - the pieces that need to be cleaned daily are easily removed and are all washable, so taking them out, rinsing them under running water and then setting them aside to dry takes less than 60 seconds. Put them back, add beans and you're ready for the next day. Very easy! I've also not found any problems with leaking or dripping, neither during brewing nor pouring, and the caraffe keeps the coffee steaming for hours, even if I don't "prime" it before brewing by running hot water through it as the manual suggests. I've been very impressed with the difference in flavor of the coffee, even as opposed to grinding the beans the night before and putting them in a programmable coffee maker. The flavor is outstanding and the machine, so far, has proven to be great and very easy to maintain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Product on the Market--A Disaster

    Posted
    JPKP

    In short, I decided to spend a bit more money to purchase a product that looked good, had the ability to grind beans, and was programmable since I get up at 5 am and wanted my coffee ready upon waking up. What a mistake! Within no time at all I was waking up to half a pot of coffee all over my counter tops, down my cabinets and onto my floors-not what you want to have to deal with at 5 am. This was happening consistently, so I contacted customer service, who told me to soak the lid of the carafe in part vinegar-part water for 24 hours. I tried that and for a few days the problem resolved, only to resume only days later. On a side note, during this time period I went to a party at my cousin's house and everyone staring screaming that the coffee was spilling all over her counters...you guessed it...same machine. She said that it happens all the time on hers as well and that she received the same lame response from customer service. She was also fed up with the machine and getting rid of it. We have both decided to literally take these expensive machines and throw them straight into the garbage, opting for the good old reliable Mr. Coffee, I am disappointed that I can't grind my beans in it, but at least I no longer go through a roll of paper towels at 5 am every morning. Avoid this machine at all cost. It is a complete waste of money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Happy to return it

    Posted
    TheOneandOnlyJohn

    I found it impossible to not make a mess with this machine. Every part that required hands to touch created a mess. 1) The grinder never ground all the beans. Furthermore, the design of the grinder cup/lid allowed the remnants to collect and clog itself. To make it worse, the steam created during brew made the grounds all sticky. I cleaned the grinder after each use, and cleaning it created a mess. 2) The carafe pad is unheated and the thermal carafe itself barely managed to keep the coffee warm, if at all. I would fill the carafe with hot water before turning on the machine as recommended- the effort was futile. 3) The carafe lid let the coffee out in only a trickle... except for the first blop of coffee that came out that somehow managed to splash all over the counter each and every time. 4) The filter cover was also messy. I would rinse it off and think it was clean and then, as I would move from the sink back to the maker, nasty coffee remains would inevitably drip onto the counter. Overall, I believe this machine is too high maintenance for something that should simply just grind and brew a hot, tasty beverage. I generally like Cuisinart products, but this device is an abysmal failure. I would not recommend this to a friend and am plotting revenge on friends who didn't warn me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Had the glass carafe version, then...

    Posted
    Meowstic
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ...we accidentally had it flood itself by setting the timer to brew... to a missing carafe. Oops. Our usual issue is the coffee getting cold rather quickly in the Nevada winter, so we went for this model with the stainless thermal carafe as our replacement. Sure, we had to trade 12 cup capacity for 10, but I do feel that trade-off was worth it long term. You can turn it on, take a quick shower, and it'll still be hot when you get back to it. And it's always nice to be able to grind your own beans, too. I use the grinder, the family doesn't like it (oh well, more for me!) Though I wish there was a way to prevent the water vapor from getting up into the grinding chamber, even when it's empty. The resulting condensation makes the grounds stick to the chamber, which takes just a little more effort to clean out before the next pot can be made. That's the only con I can think of for this item. Other than that, built sturdily, has a carbon filter insert in the reservoir to help cleanse the water that brews. Do recommend replacing that little filter at least every 3 months if you use it more than once a day, 7 days a week. (I believe you can order the filters on Best Buy; The physical stores MIGHT stock them too, but don't quote me on that.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Brews weak coffee. Solution: pre-grind

    Posted
    Smallworld
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had hoped this new version of the Cuisinart Grind and Brew would brew better coffee then the previous version I had, but I was sadly disappointed. I could see as I poured my first cup of coffee that the Cuisinart Grind and Brew delivers hot coffee colored water. So if you’re like me and want a strong cup of Joe, I know the solution. Unlike others who claim the water does not sit in the coffee long enough, (I tested brewing a pot using my trusty old coffee grinder with the Cuisinart grinder off and the brew was great) I have a different view point. The problem is the grinds. The built in grinder does not grind the beans fine enough (I think it doesn’t stay in the chamber long enough). My solution was to pre grind my coffee. Just a single pulse, to break up the beans and that’s it. I know its counter intuitive and against the whole purpose of having the grinder built in, but the only other alternative was to use more beans which, in my view, was a waste of coffee. So I take as many beans as I can fit in my grinder and give it a single pulse or two and pour the broken beans in an air tight bag. For a 5 lbs. bag of coffee, I will do this per pound. This way the beans stay whole, longer. Two star ding because of the extra work, otherwise it brews a great pot of coffee

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Kendra

    This is one of those seems-to-be-too-good-to-be-true situations. First of all, if you're using the grinder--it's downright terrible. There isn't enough space in the grinder to get a decent brew if you're using the full capacity of the machine, which is 12 cups, I believe. Then, after about a year of using this machine, it wouldn't brew properly. Part of it was that the cheap plastic top had warped and it woudln't work unless it was completely shut, so I started placing heavy objects on top. But then it stopped working altogether, acting like it was brewing when it didn't brew at all. Don't waste your money. Get a simple automatic machine, well made, and a coffee grinder and do it separate. Cuisinart is a good brand for most things, but i'm skeptical of buying one of their coffee machines again. For $140--not worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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