Cuisinart Grind and Brew Plus – It’s all a matter of personal taste

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Makes a lovely coffee, however the carafe is not well designed for pouring.

Wake up and smell the coffee. I bought this as a replacement, and would recommend it to those who enjoy their coffee freshly ground and brewed and waiting for them in the morning. It makes from 4 to 12 cups which is in effect two to 6 mugs of coffee, it keeps hot for several hours and the last cup is as good as the first. The timer is also excellent when entertaining, programme it for the end of the meal and you don’t have to leave your guests whilst you make the coffee, just pick up the jug and pour. Although it comes with a charcoal filter which needs to be changed after 90 uses, it does still need to be descaled occasionally.

  • A Coffee addicts must have!!
  • Sturdy companion – outlived any previous one
  • Wonderful machine.Coffee beans well ground, water temperature seems to be right, the carafe keeps the coffee hot

Ok coffee but some issues in use and heavy on the beans. This machine does pretty much what it claims to do, and coffee from beans or ground is fine. Not sure it is much better than a cafetiere. In it’s favour, it is reasonably quick, keeps coffee hot for a fair time (coffee made at breakfast time is still hot enough at lunchtime), and it has a 3 year guarantee. For a bean-to-cup machine it’s pretty cheap. Against it – it helps if you are deaf and switch off your hearing aid before grinding beans. The racket is certainly a conversation stopper. I see that others have doubts about it being a burr grinder – looks like a cheap blade to me, hence grounds rather coarse and you need to use more beans than you would expect. Don’t expect to compete with bean2cup machines from gaggia, etc. Big negative – it occasionally overflows and spills coffee onto your worktop.

I’ve had my machine for almost 18 months. It is without a doubt the best coffee i’ve ever made at home. My espresso machine and cafetiere are now relegated to the back of the cupboard. I make a 6-cup jug of coffee every morning using lavazza beans. Set to strong, strength is perfect and the flavour is fantastic. Coffee is hot – in fact at the end of my hour commute it’s sometimes still too hot to drink from my travel mug. I quickly rinse the various parts every evening and it’s good to go for the next morning, with a proper clean at weekends. Can’t recommend this machine highly enough.

Merkmal der Cuisinart Grind and Brew Plus

  • Unique all-in-one operation grinds fresh beans before brewing for delicious, flavourful filter coffee
  • Integrated professional burr grinder presses the beans between its plates for a perfectly even grind, extracting maximum flavour without causing friction which can affect the taste of your coffee
  • Grind off feature gives you the option to use pre ground beans
  • Strength control option – choose from strong, medium or mild coffee
  • 12 cup thermal insulated carafe keeps coffee fresh and hot for hours.

Wonderful machine. Coffee beans well ground, water temperature seems to be right, the carafe keeps the coffee hot. Just had it for just over a year and so far, a good experience. Feed it good coffee beans and it will give you a great brew. Coffee beans well ground, water temperature seems to be right, the carafe keeps the coffee hot for a considerably long time. Waterwe add pre-filtered water into the machine, even though its got its own filter. We use filtered water for everything and our kettle is a testament that it works. Hardly ever needs to be cleaned and even then any scale is so minor you do it for routine than anything else. Each cup requires around 150ml of watercoffee amountsthe coffee ground amounts to around 1 heaped tablespoon, or 8gr per cup. Majority of the time we just not much more than what we are doing at that point.

You do need to clean it like any other bean to cup machine. In other reviews there is mention of pouring difficulties- its not that difficult, just tip the jug up and/or take the lid off to get the final coffee out (its not hard work). You do need to clean it like any other bean to cup machine, again its no problem, just a rinse, takes a minute. The jug is better than a glass one – its not going to break. I’d opt for this one over the cheaper one with the glass jug and hotplate. Haven’t used the timer so cant comment on that. Been in use for a couple of months now – hope it lasts. Besten Cuisinart Grind and Brew Plus Einkaufsführer

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Sturdy companion – outlived any previous one. Probably at least two full jugs a day, 365 days a year. The coffee is consistent and after you’ve had bean to cup you won’t want to go back to pre-ground. Do clean the grinder regularly – other than that this machine is light duty on maintenance- one of the few kitchen appliances i’ve ever owned i feel motivat d enough to endorse.
Sturdy companion – outlived any previous one. Probably at least two full jugs a day, 365 days a year. The coffee is consistent and after you’ve had bean to cup you won’t want to go back to pre-ground. Do clean the grinder regularly – other than that this machine is light duty on maintenance- one of the few kitchen appliances i’ve ever owned i feel motivat d enough to endorse.

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Total improvement to coffee experience at home. A wonderful machine that changed the way we enjoy coffee at home. The whole thing reeks of quality. Some say it’s annoying to clean and dry the parts every time you use it, but for me it’s well worth it for the freshness and quality of the brew. The carafe does not have a heater that stays on underneath it for long, so the coffee is not constantly being cooked. It pours in fresh and then stays hot for at least 1. 5hrs before it starts to gradually cool down. If i have a cup after 2hrs i usually give it a very quick blast in the microwave (before adding milk) just to top up the heat a touch.
Total improvement to coffee experience at home. A wonderful machine that changed the way we enjoy coffee at home. The whole thing reeks of quality. Some say it’s annoying to clean and dry the parts every time you use it, but for me it’s well worth it for the freshness and quality of the brew. The carafe does not have a heater that stays on underneath it for long, so the coffee is not constantly being cooked. It pours in fresh and then stays hot for at least 1. 5hrs before it starts to gradually cool down. If i have a cup after 2hrs i usually give it a very quick blast in the microwave (before adding milk) just to top up the heat a touch.
Ultimately this machine makes a nice cup of coffee. The bits that could be improved are (as others have mentioned) the pouring spout, which is unnecessarily restrictive, and also the dripping factor despite the brew being finished. Also would be nice to have an option for less than a 4-cup brew.

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Ultimately this machine makes a nice cup of coffee. The bits that could be improved are (as others have mentioned) the pouring spout, which is unnecessarily restrictive, and also the dripping factor despite the brew being finished. Also would be nice to have an option for less than a 4-cup brew.
Great so fari agree with other reviewers- does not always get hot enough. I pre -warm the water and jug. Good ceramic burr grinding making lovely coffee without the fuss of frothing milk etc. I take the lid off to pour and it works ok. I can see why people have got frustrated with it, but now i have the hand of it, i’m happy.

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Great so fari agree with other reviewers- does not always get hot enough. I pre -warm the water and jug. Good ceramic burr grinding making lovely coffee without the fuss of frothing milk etc. I take the lid off to pour and it works ok. I can see why people have got frustrated with it, but now i have the hand of it, i’m happy.

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Easy to use, the coffee stays warm a while, you can enjoy a few coffees during breakfast.
Love this machine, researched all before christmas, and its amazing, def the best coffee machine with a burr grinder, but coffee does not stay hot in the carafe for long.

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Love this machine, researched all before christmas, and its amazing, def the best coffee machine with a burr grinder, but coffee does not stay hot in the carafe for long.

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I can’t recommend it highly enough. I had this machine as a gift last christmas 2015, so is now 12 months old. I can’t recommend it highly enough. One button, grinds the coffee beans and filters the coffee to your required amount and strength. The thermos pot stays hot for hours. Still warm some 7-8 hours later. I tend to make a large pot in the morning and graze on it all day. The best bit though is that it is so easy to clean. No little bits or squeezing the cloth into small gaps. Just take the filter and pot out to wash under the tap.
I can’t recommend it highly enough. I had this machine as a gift last christmas 2015, so is now 12 months old. I can’t recommend it highly enough. One button, grinds the coffee beans and filters the coffee to your required amount and strength. The thermos pot stays hot for hours. Still warm some 7-8 hours later. I tend to make a large pot in the morning and graze on it all day. The best bit though is that it is so easy to clean. No little bits or squeezing the cloth into small gaps. Just take the filter and pot out to wash under the tap.
Everything i had hoped it would be. Everything i had hoped it would be. Simply read the handbook and follow the instructions. It did take a few attempts to determine the correct strength of the coffee but quickly settled on a blend and amount to suit our taste. Our main priority was to produce ‘hot’ coffee which this machine does perfectly.

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Everything i had hoped it would be. Everything i had hoped it would be. Simply read the handbook and follow the instructions. It did take a few attempts to determine the correct strength of the coffee but quickly settled on a blend and amount to suit our taste. Our main priority was to produce ‘hot’ coffee which this machine does perfectly.
Not as good as it should be – and a mechanical nightmare. . After 18 months of daily use the internal grinder mechanism stopped working. – despite it being regularly cleaned. It’s not something you can change or get at , so the machine is fit only for the scrap. In the time i’ve had this i have never really been that impressed with this machine – the set up is fiddly each time you want to use it – and the coffee it produces isn’t that good, given that this is a bean to cup machine. I tried a side by side test of a coffee from the machine and a black instant = using high quality coffee for each.
Not as good as it should be – and a mechanical nightmare. . After 18 months of daily use the internal grinder mechanism stopped working. – despite it being regularly cleaned. It’s not something you can change or get at , so the machine is fit only for the scrap. In the time i’ve had this i have never really been that impressed with this machine – the set up is fiddly each time you want to use it – and the coffee it produces isn’t that good, given that this is a bean to cup machine. I tried a side by side test of a coffee from the machine and a black instant = using high quality coffee for each.
And this model is better than the first machine that lasted a good 5. This is my second grind and brew cuisinart. And this model is better than the first machine that lasted a good 5 years or more. I think it is excellent value. The coffee made from beans is reliable quality every time. It takes about 6 or 7 minutes and stays hot for quite a while. The little water filters are good also but one should remember to replace regularly.

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And this model is better than the first machine that lasted a good 5. This is my second grind and brew cuisinart. And this model is better than the first machine that lasted a good 5 years or more. I think it is excellent value. The coffee made from beans is reliable quality every time. It takes about 6 or 7 minutes and stays hot for quite a while. The little water filters are good also but one should remember to replace regularly.
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