Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cuisinart Grind and Brew Thermal 12-cup Coffee Maker Review

The Cuisinart Grind and Brew Thermal 12-cup Coffee Maker makes good coffee, if you need a large amount. The maker does have a 2 and a 4 cup setting, but it is really designed for larger brews. If you need 10 or 12 cups at a time, consider this machine.

+ It can brew up to 12 cups (that is, 6 ounce cups) at a time.
+ It can grind coffee beans and brew the coffee.
+ It can brew pre-ground coffee by simply pressing the Grind Off button.
+ It includes a Brew Strength setting with three levels of strength.
+ It includes a stainless steel carafe

- The hot plate is on only during brewing, and then turns off.
- Pouring coffee requires turning the carafe very far over, and rinsing requires turning it upside down. It does not pour as easily as other carafes.
- Weekly cleaning of coffee powder build  up is needed.

If you drink a large amount of coffee at each brew, such as an office, this machine might serve you well.

1 comment:

  1. I originally bought that model but I returned it because of the hot plate. I bought one off overstock with a glass carafe and it has been very good to me for over 5 years now. The fuse has blown a couple of times when it overheated because I neglected to turn it off, but that was fixed by a local repairman for about $30. I think the carafe also pours better. Such a random review, but I had to comment because this is a product I've evaluated in my life too.