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Cuisinart 12 Cup Grind and Brew Reviews
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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    July 28, 2017

    Nice idea, even if not durable

    Okay, so this product was used for about a year and a half before something went terribly wrong. All of a sudden, the clear panel over the LCD (clock/timer display) filled up with condensation and was unreadable. A few days after that, the circuit board failed and my Grind and Brew stopped working altogether.

    Okay, stuff happens and I can deal with it, but their customer/tech support leaves a lot to be desired. In the end my only option was long drive to a certified repair site. I was offered a supposed newer model as a replacement, at a modest fee. It does the job but does not have many of the features of my original machine. I will make my decision about future purchases based on the longevity of the replacement.

    To sum it up, sometimes simpler is better. Yes, it's nice to have freshly ground coffee, and this is quite convenient (even though it can be a bit fiddly to clean - maybe a separate grinder is better). Just be careful with it and hope you never have to deal with their customer service/tech support.

    PS. 9 months after the blade recall (certain models of food processors), I have yet to receive my replacement blade. American customers got theirs by February (as reported by a US friend).

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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    March 16, 2016

    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

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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    August 21, 2012

    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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