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Cuisinart DGB-700BC Grind & Brew 12 Cup Coffeemaker (Black/Brushed Chrome)

Easily brew up to 12 cups of great-tasting coffee with this 24-hour fully programmable coffeemaker. The unit comes equipped with a built-in burr grinder, which automatically grinds beans right before brewing, and its grind-control function makes it e...

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Reviews around feature (4.77 of 5)

  • Love having my freshly ground coffee in the a.m. and the feature to not have it ground.
  • I loved the feature of having the grinder build in the maker and the coffee was awesome but they are too expensive to not last any longer than the ones I had lasted.
  • The other aggravating feature is the difficulty when changing from regular beans to de-caf beans
  • The only reason I did not award 5 stars is that it would be a nice feature to have if you could regulate the amount of water used, just as it regulates the amount of coffee beans used.
  • The automatic grind feature is an excellent feature and the strength selector actually works quite well
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Reviews around plate (4.66 of 5)

  • they warming plate doesn't do anything for the coffee in the Glass pot while it
  • Its a great grind and brew coffee maker, until the plate decides to overheat, turning bright red, even after the machine is turned off
  • The following day I tried unplugging and re-plugging the machine in and the warming plate stayed cold and water would not pump
  • I removed the carafe from the hot plate just as smoke started to pour out of the unit.
  • Smoke was coming from under the machine and the warming plate was RED HOT.
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Reviews around maker (4.53 of 5)

  • I. This is one great coffee maker and haven't had one issue with it
  • This is an excellent coffee maker which produces an excellent cup of coffee
  • Sadly, I would not recommend this coffee maker for already ground coffee
  • It worked ok for the first 10 months but the grinder stopped working and now it is useless as a grind and brew coffee maker.
  • It was an expensive coffee maker, not the easiest to use and it seems like a complete piece of junk.
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Reviews around taste (4.36 of 5)

  • Since it grinds what it wants to my coffee tasted awful Sorry to say I sent it back
  • Refill your cup an hour later and no bitter or burnt taste
  • This thing alters the coffee taste pretty bad, and I'm not sure if it's the new plastic taste leaching into the coffee, or the result of the burr grinder running at too high of rpm.
  • We buy good quality coffee bean and our coffee has a great taste.
  • Love the large, air-tight hopper to hold whole beans, love the grinder, love the taste of the coffee
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Reviews around cup (4.33 of 5)

  • so I can sneak a cup while the pot brews and the Burr grinder isn't as noisy as other grind and brew models
  • Nothing like a fresh grounded cup of coffee and this makes a great cup of coffee
  • While we like are coffee moderately strong, find that having it grind 1 less cup than the amount of water we put in suits our tastes perfectly.
  • This is an excellent coffee maker which produces an excellent cup of coffee
  • After 3 weeks of exhaustive attempts to get the unit to grind a strong cup of coffee we gave up
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Reviews around coffeemaker (4.07 of 5)

  • Best coffeemaker I have ever had, purchased because my best friend has the same one and I always love her coffee
  • Most I've ever spent on a coffeemaker, and the worst coffeemaker I've ever bought.
  • I can no longer recommend this coffeemaker or the company that makes it
  • Within 2 months the coffeemaker stopped grinding and did not keep the coffee warm after brewing.
  • Wore out the old coffeemaker and loved it so much I ordered another one.
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Reviews around grind (4.03 of 5)

  • This "grind and brew" coffee maker was a big disappointment
  • Great product, works fantastic, fresh coffee grind and brew.
  • There is nothing like the smell of fresh ground coffee in my kitchen in the morning!
  • The grind is significantly coarser on the old one and the coffee tastes weaker because of that.
  • A good friend of ours also love the fresh grind coffee.
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Reviews around chute (3.78 of 5)

  • It will take a just a few more when you need to clean the coffee chute
  • I take off the bean holder each AM and clean the chute, or it will clog up
  • Many, such as Kirkland brand, jam it.- the ground coffee chute needs cleaned out regularly- very very slow
  • I do clean the grind chute and the interior parts after every use
  • You do have to clean out the grind chute every week or so, especially if you like an oily roast.
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Reviews around pot (3.66 of 5)

  • The best coffee pot ever if you like fresh ground coffee!
  • Makes great coffee- wish the hot pot platform heat could be regulated
  • It will grind a whole pot worth of coffee grounds just trying to turn the burner back on
  • Second pot was bitter, so I added a tad more water, and now I know how to tailor this coffee maker to my taste
  • Using 12-strong (or any 12-brew strength setting) will result in a very strong & bitter pot of coffee
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Reviews around product (3.42 of 5)

  • At this point I would certainly not recommend this product, 4 months dead in the water and poor customer service.
  • If you like your coffee strong, this product may not be for you.
  • I wouldn't recommend this product and would not buy another.
  • Great product, works fantastic, fresh coffee grind and brew.
  • At this point I would certainly not recommend this product, 4 months dead in the water and poor customer service.
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Reviews around machine (3.20 of 5)

  • This machine has been flawless and we make coffee at least once a day.
  • machine is messy to clean and can be difficult at times to use
  • I would recommend this machine to any coffee loving person.
  • This machine is great because it grinds and brew at the same time
  • An expensive worthless machine, an expensive mistake buying it
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Reviews around grinder (3.09 of 5)

  • The grinder grinds the beans, but the heater is not functioning
  • Was great for the first month then the grinder stopped working
  • I change coffee beans on occasion and have found the grinder not too difficult to clean
  • The grinder is very loud but only last for 20-30 seconds
  • The grinder did get clogged once which caused the grinds and coffee to back flow (onto my counter
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Reviews around roast (2.44 of 5)

  • I first tried a very dark Italian roast & my 2nd pot was tinted water because of the clogged chute
  • You do have to clean out the grind chute every week or so, especially if you like an oily roast.
  • It beeps to tell you when the coffee is ready, as well as when the warmer plate shuts off :
  • We moved on to a Capresso, had to have one replaced because it clogged (I was told to use a different roast of bean, but what if I like dark roast coffee?
  • So I began experimenting and these are the ratios that I came up with when using a dark roast bean
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Reviews around bean (2.29 of 5)

  • I love grinding fresh coffee beans, and this does it without an additional device.
  • There is nothing like coffee made with fresh ground beans.
  • When you let the machine grind the beans, the coffee tastes bad
  • I love this coffee maker because it grinds the coffee beans and then brews.
  • I love this coffee maker as it grinds the beans right into the filter basket
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Reviews around review (2.15 of 5)

  • I was very excited when I saw Cuisinart Grind and Brew, the price was right and the reviews were good, so I ordered it.
  • I read some good some bad reviews from people before purchasing
  • 3-year ‘insurance’ thing, since I did read those not as good reviews
  • I had research several brands, they were either too expensive or had bad reviews.
  • I read some good some bad reviews from people before purchasing
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Reviews around customer (1.65 of 5)

  • My last Cuisinart purchase since they also have an incredibly aloof and unhelpful customer service.
  • Incredible customer service
  • Having been in retail management all my life, this is HORRIBLE customer service.
  • My last Cuisinart purchase since they also have an incredibly aloof and unhelpful customer service.
  • I would have expected a better customer policy than this from Cuisinart.
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Reviews around noise (1.33 of 5)

  • Another complaint we read about was the noise that the grinder made.
  • Had I known about the loud noise, I would not have purchased it.
  • I have it set to grind for 12 cups of strong coffee but can only add enough water for just under 9 cups to get coffee as strong as I like it.
  • The strength selector is great as I like my coffee strong
  • We found this out the hard way on the first morning we used it by setting the auto function - our kitchen is downstairs, but we were still woken up (including the dogs) by the loud noise (not realizing it was the coffee maker)
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Reviews around sound (1.24 of 5)

  • I really liked the look and convenience of the grind n brew and had good luck with Cuisinart brand coffee makers in the past but not this one.
  • The sound is a bit annoying but worth it to have the grind and brew feature together.
  • There is a "Grind" arrow on the lid to where the coffee filter is and this must point to the arrow to the base of the filter holder, or your coffee will be too weak to drink and the coffee grinder sounds like it is dying.
  • (2x a week with extra stored in a sealed container for daily use), so the sound of the burr grinder (MUCH higher quality than what I was previously using to grind my beans) is not shocking, nor do I think it is unusually loud
  • It's not painfully loud nor is it an unpleasant sound; it sounds like a coffee grinder
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Reviews around burn smell (1.00 of 5)

  • Five months after I purchased this, it had an electrical issue and made electrical burning smell and smoke throughout my condo
  • Today, about 20 minutes after making a pot, we look over and smoke is coming from the maker and there is an awful burning smell
  • We recently experienced the same issue as many others - after brewing one morning (we had already had out coffee - the machine was on only for the warming plate), we found the plate glowing red, and a strong burning smell
  • Apparently the heating element shorted out and filled the house with a horrible electrical burning smell
  • After a morning brewing, when I was pouring coffee, the bottom heating element area began smoking out, and whole room with plastic burning smell, and you could see the crack line showed at same time
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More about Cuisinart DGB-700BC Grind & Brew 12 Cup Coffeemaker (Black/Brushed Chrome)

  • Easily brew up to 12 cups of great-tasting coffee with this 24-hour fully programmable coffeemaker
  • The unit comes equipped with a built-in burr grinder, which automatically grinds beans right before brewing, and its grind-control function makes it easy to program the amount of coffee to grind--from 2 to 12 cups
  • In addition, its strength selector allows for choosing from strong, medium, or mild coffee
  • The unit's bean hopper holds up to a half pound of beans and comes with a sealed lid to prevent moisture
  • Other highlights include adjustable automatic shutoff (from zero to four hours), a grind-off option, and an integrated 2- to 4-cup feature, as well as a Gold tone commercial-style permanent filter and charcoal water filter to remove impurities, and a brew-pause function for sneaking a cup midbrew
  • The coffeemaker measures 10-2/3 by 8-4/9 by 16-1/4 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty
  • From the Manufacturer The Cuisinart DGB-700BC Fully Automatic Burr Grind & Brew Coffeemaker The Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew Coffeemaker The first thing you'll notice about the new Fully Automatic Burr Grind & Brew is the quality of the coffee
  • A burr mill extracts maximum flavor from beans, and easy-to-use controls let you choose the strength of the brew
  • With the bigger bean hopper, fully programmability, and Cuisinart simple cleanup, it's never been easier to make a great pot of coffee
  • The Quest for a Perfect Espresso It is generally agreed that there are four basic elements critical to the perfect cup: Element 1
  • Water: Coffee is 98% water
  • Often overlooked, the quality of the water is as important as the quality of the coffee
  • A good rule of thumb is that if your water doesn't taste good from the tap, it won't taste any better in your coffee
  • That's why Cuisinart has added a water filter to the Fully Automatic Burr Grind & Brew Coffeemaker
  • The charcoal water filter removes chlorine, bad tastes and odors, for the purest cup of coffee every time
  • Element 2
  • Coffee: While the bulk of the liquid is water, all of the flavor should be from the coffee
  • To achieve the same great quality of coffee you receive at a coffee bar, you need to use the same quality beans
  • Buy the beans fresh and whole, only about a two weeks' supply at a time for maximum freshness
  • Once the coffee bean is broken, its flavor degrades very quickly
  • That's why the Fully Automatic Burr Grind & Brew Coffeemaker grinds your coffee just prior to brewing
  • If it is not practical to buy small supplies, we recommend you separate larger amounts of beans into one to two week portions immediately after purchase, and freeze them in airtight containers
  • The best way to maximize freshness is to minimize exposure to air, light and moisture
  • So, once beans have been removed from the freezer, maintain them in a sealed container at room temperature, since damaging condensation occurs every time the beans are removed from the freezer or refrigerator
  • Note that some coffee experts advise against freezing dark-roast beans, because freezing can cause the oils to coagulate
  • Other experts disagree
  • We suggest you experiment and decide yourself
  • We recommend keeping the hopper at least half way full
  • Be sure that you have sufficient amount of beans in your hopper for the amount of coffee you intend to brew
  • Although it is preferable to use fresh, whole beans, you can make coffee in the coffeemaker using pre-ground beans
  • To do so, turn off the grinder by pressing the Grind Off button before turning on the unit
  • It is suggested to use 1 level scoop of ground coffee per cup and adjust the amount to your taste
  • The maximum capacity for ground coffee is 16 level scoops, using either a paper or permanent filter
  • Exceeding this amount may cause overflow
  • Element 3
  • Grind: The grind of the coffee is critical for proper flavor extraction
  • If the grind is too fine, over extraction and bitterness will result
  • Too fine a grind may also clog the filter
  • If the grind is too coarse, the water will pass through too quickly and the desired flavors will not be extracted
  • The Fully Automatic Burr Grind & Brew Coffeemaker is preset for a medium grind, the optimal grind for this type of coffeemaker
  • Element 4
  • Proportion: The Fully Automatic Burr Grind & Brew Coffeemaker makes up to twelve cups of (54 ounces) of coffee
  • Making Coffee with Whole Beans 12-cup glass caraffe Fill the Water Reservoir: Open the reservoir lid
  • Pour the desired amount of water in the reservoir using the water level window indicator
  • Close the reservoir lid
  • Note: Do not exceed the 12-cup line; doing so may cause the carafe to overflow
  • Add Beans: Lift the hopper lid, using the recess on either side
  • Fill the hopper with beans
  • It is recommended keeping the hopper at least halfway full
  • Be sure that you have a sufficient amount of beans in your hopper for the amount of coffee you intend to brew (maximum capacity is 1/2-pound
  • Do not over-pack the hopper
  • Over-packing may result in jamming the grinder.) For easy filling, the hopper container can be taken out by turning the hopper container release knob to the unlock position
  • Note: Do not put any water in the unit once the hopper container has been removed
  • If the water gets into the grinder motor, the motor may become damaged and may malfunction
  • Put hopper lid back in place
  • Lock Hopper: If you have removed the hopper from the unit, be sure that the hopper container release knob is in the unlocked position and place the hopper container back in the unit
  • Turn the knob to locked position
  • This unit is equipped with a safety interlock system
  • The unit will not operate grinding function if the hopper container is not in place
  • If you try to turn on the unit for grinding with the hopper out of place, the unit will beep continuously until the missing part is installed
  • The brewing process can be restarted by pressing the On button
  • Restarting the process will not affect coffee results
  • Insert Coffee Filter: Open filter door by pressing filter basket door release button
  • Remove filter basket cover and place a #4 basket paper filter or Cuisinart's commercial style permanent filter in the basket
  • The unit is equipped with a safety interlock system
  • The units will not operate if the filter basket cover or filter basket are not in place or if the filter door is not closed
  • If you try to turn the unit on while the filter compartment is out of place, the unit will beep continuously until the missing part(s) are installed
  • Brewing: Immediate Grinding and Brewing: Turn the Grind Control Knob to select the number of cups you want to brew
  • The coffeemaker will grind the corresponding amounts of beans
  • The unit will automatically adjust for low cup settings
  • Press the Strength Control button to set the coffee strength
  • MILD, MED or STRONG will show on the LCD display
  • Press the On button
  • The indicator will light and process will begin
  • Programmed Brewing: Press the Program button
  • The indicator will light and the display will show the programmed time for as long as the button is depressed
  • The display reverts back to the time of day once the button is released
  • Turn the Grind Control knob to select the number of cups you want to brew
  • The Coffeemaker will grind the corresponding amount of beans
  • The unit will automatically adjust for low cup settings
  • Press the Strength Control button to set coffee strength
  • MILD, MED or STRONG will show on the LCD display
  • The coffeemaker will begin brewing at the programmed time
  • During and After Brewing: The Brew Pause feature allows you to remove the carafe from the heating plate during mid-brew
  • The brewing process does not stop during this period; only the flow of coffee from the basket stops
  • Do not remove the carafe for longer than 20 seconds or the coffee may overflow the basket
  • While Cuisinart offers this feature, it is not recommended that you pour coffee before the cycle has reached completion, since the coffee brewed at the beginning of the cycle has a flavor profile which is very different from the coffee made at the end of the cycle
  • Removing the cup during the brewing cycle will alter the flavor of the finished pot
  • When the brewing cycle is completed, five beeps will sound
  • Coffee will continue to stream from the filer for several seconds
  • Making Coffee with Pre-Ground Beans Simple operation control panel Fill the Water Reservoir: Open the reservoir lid
  • Pour the desired amount of water in the reservoir using the water level window indicator
  • Close the reservoir lid
  • Note: Do not exceed the 12 cup line; doing so may cause the carafe to overflow
  • Add Coffee Grounds: Open filter door
  • Add ground coffee to the permanent or #4 paper filter
  • Place filter basket lid in place and close filter door
  • Brewing: Immediate Grinding and Brewing: Press the Grind Off button
  • When this function is activated, an amber LED will be illuminated
  • Press the On button
  • The indicator will light and the process will begin
  • Programmed Brewing: Press the Program button
  • The indicator will light and the display will show the programmed time for as long as the button is depressed
  • The display reverts back to the time of day once the button is released
  • Press the Grind Off button
  • When this function is activated, an amber LED will be illuminated
  • The coffeemaker will begin brewing at the programmed time
  • For additional product information, see the reference manual above.