I Lusted after this coffee grinder/brewer so I bought it and we have had one misshap after another from beans all over the kitchen to coffee running off the top of the thermal carafe onto the counter instead of the pot. I read directions and still we had problems so now I use my old automatic drip instead it was a deep disappointment and I am sick of cleaning up the messes. Maybe it is us but I have been told that I am not the only one who has had these problems
I dedicated tonight to small kitchen appliances. Before buying our stuff, I really had hard time deciding what to go for and therefor I wanna share it with CA readers to be able to give a little idea.
Moving in a new home and having to buy a lot of things can be stressful at times. Cause you do not feel like putting your money into bad quality stuff which will fall apart in the near future but you know you cannot spend a lot either. So that`s why you do your homework, if you have time go shop yard sales and consignment stores or wait for sales. But in my case, I had to go do it all with a little time in my hands and not a lot of free weekends. Being two coffee lovers, we wanted buy something nice. We grind our coffee so a grinder was in the list too. A grinder that does a good job is not less then 30$ (where we are at) and a coffee machine that does not feel like it is made out of recycled bottles comes with a price tag of at least 60, 70$. On top of that, I had to consider space issues in the kitchen as well. Then I saw this Cuisinart Grind Brew Center machine, read a reviews, found it for less than 80$ and bought it. Does that make good coffee, yes. Is it user friendly, a big NO. First, having that grinder on top, you have the pull the machine every time you need to fill it. The machine itself is tall, so we cannot use it under the cabinets without having to move it. Insider the grinder gets wet somehow and you have to clean it after every use.
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