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Cuisinart 600 Series Grind & Brew - G C's Review
Posted: November 28, 2004, 6:51pm
review rating: 6.0
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Cuisinart 600 Series Grind & Brew
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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: 5.2
Manufacturer: Cuisinart Quality: 6
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Dept Store Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 year Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Just use a cheap blade grinder and a Mr. Coffee for similar coffee.  Look elsewhere if you really want a quality cup.
Positive Product Points

On a positive note, this machine got me away from pre-ground coffee to grinding my own.  The coffee it makes is better than your typical "Folgers" pot if you start with whole beans.

Negative Product Points

The grinding chamber collects condensation during use, thus requiring a thorough washing after each use.  Blade grinder.  The cup level markers are difficult to see.

Detailed Commentary

The overall idea of this coffee maker is a good one, in my opinion.  However, in use, I believe it falls short of cheaper and better alternatives.  The blade grinder mechanism doesn't do near as good a job as a dedicated burr grinder.  Also, the grinding chamber collects condensation with every pot.  Since the grinder is a blade grinder - and as a result, produces some level of powder with each use - it requires a thorough washing after each use.

I migrated from this coffee pot, after a few months use, to a dedicated burr grinder and a press pot.  This combination, although not "automatic" like the Cuisinart, produce much better coffee.  If I would have known this prior to purchasing the Cusinart, I would have saved $99.  If all you are after is some way to grind beans and make a drip cup, buy a cheap blade grinder and use a Mr. Coffee.   You'll save money in the long run and get as good a cup as the Cusinart can produce.

Buying Experience

Bought in dept store.

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