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Cuisinart 600 Series Grind & Brew - Charlotte Kaukani's Review
Posted: February 25, 2006, 8:09pm
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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: 5.0
Manufacturer: Cuisinart Quality: 4
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: robinsons-may Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 year Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!!!!!!!
Positive Product Points

It looks great!!  Also, I like the stainless steel carafe, because it keeps the coffee hot without burning it.

Negative Product Points

The grinder!!!  What a mess!!!  Also. the price is just too high.

Detailed Commentary

I received this from my daughter Christmas 2004.  I have the beautiful stainless steel one with the stainless steel carafe.  She knew I always grind my coffee just prior to brewing, so what a perfect gift.....right?!?  I, too, was excited........until I used it.  The grinder makes a horrible mess, and it takes FOREVER to clean up all the parts.  After a few lengthly cleaning sessions, I stopped using the grinder. I thought I would just remove it, but the coffee maker will NOT function without the grinder in place. SO, EVERY morning I just press "grind off" before I press the "ON" button. I went back to using my old faithful grinder that I have used for years. After about 3 months, the coffee maker stopped brewing.  No amount of TLC would revive it, so I returned it to Robinsons-May and exchanged it for another one.  That one is still working.  I would NEVER buy this for myself, but I have kept it so my daughter's feeling would not be hurt.  She does not know the problems I have had with it.....and is not a coffee drinker, so there is no chance she would buy this for herself.
I have told a number of my friends to not purchase this coffee maker. I even told a few brides about my experience when I saw that they had it on their gift registry.

Added 5 - 21 - 06: The grind and brew coffee maker I received in tne exchange stopped brewing, just as the previous one did.  Macy's has told me they will exchange it.  I hope they let me exchange it for something else.  Cuisinart is a non-responsive manufacturer, so make sure you buy ANY of their products at a store that  will stand behind the warranty.

Buying Experience

It was a gift from my daughter. She purchased it at Robinsons-May.  They were great about exchanging the defective one for a new one.....and I had misplaced the gift receipt.  Too bad Macy's bought them out.

Three Month Followup

none

One Year Followup

March 24, 2007 - My 3rd Grind and Brew is malfunctioning, just as the other 2 did.  I will return it to Macy's for an exchange.  I have had this machine about 9 months.  I like everything about this machine except the horribly messy grinder, and the fact that I have gone through 3 machines in 26 months.  I really feel that a $150.00 machine should last longer.

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