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Cuisinart 600 Series Grind & Brew - Chris Chartier's Review
Posted: April 24, 2009, 7:33am
review rating: 8.0
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Cuisinart 600 Series Grind & Brew
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Arrow The Cuisinart 600 Series Grind & Brew has been rated 5.30 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Michael Harmon 8.00
Chris Chartier 8.00
Russ Benblatt 7.80
David Paulsen 7.50
Teer Nanooge 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 2.2
Product Reviewed: Grind & Brew
Manufacturer: Cuisinart Quality: 1
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 2
Price Paid: $125.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: Online Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 3 months Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: various drip makers
Bottom Line: One of the worst designed drip coffee makers ever made, IMO.
Positive Product Points

Looks nice.

Negative Product Points

HORRIBLE! Coffee was bad. Cleaning was a nightmare. Mold formed in grind chute.

Detailed Commentary

This was one of the worst coffee experiences I've ever had. The design of this machine was so bad. Luckily I didn't know as much about coffee as I do now that I wasn't quite as bothered by it at the time. From the first though, I was not impressed with the cup of coffee that it made. I disliked it enough to get rid of it after about 3 months.

The grinder is a blade grinder on the top. A very inconsistent grind is produced before it drops down the chute into the basket. A lot of coffee grind is moistened by the steam produced when the hot water drips and wet coffee is found in many locations. After using this for a month or two I decided I needed to do a thorough cleaning. When I opened it up, I found that there was coffee that would stick in the chute, get  moistened by steam and then stay there hardened in. By the time I got to it, it had grown mold. This is where the freshly ground coffee passes to get to the basket.

Ugh! When I saw that, I decided I would not make another pot. I sold it on Ebay.

Buying Experience

Don't remember. I'm sure it was fine.

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