This 24-hour, fully programmable coffee maker with a burr grinder produces superior coffee. The sealable, eight-ounce capacity bean hopper holds up to a half-pound of beans, and the strength selector and the grind control functions allow you to fine-tune intensity and volume. Brew Pause™ lets you enjoy a cup before brewing is finished. Features a gold tone commercial style permanent filter, charcoal water filter, adjustable auto shut off, grind off feature and 2-4 cup integrated feature. Limited three-year warranty. UL listed. Measures: 8.27" x 11.61" x 16.34". Model DGB-700BC.
Average Customer Rating:
(42 Reviews) 40
Rating Breakdown42 reviews
21 out of 42(50%)reviewers would recommend this product.
I have been using this coffee pot in our vacation home and another one when we are back in our hometown for many years. I love being able to grind beans daily without measuring for each cup. We just moved and our coffee pot was in storage. I couldn't wait until we found the box that contained our Cuisinart coffee maker!
Is easy to use, and it lasts. I love coffee and I have "worked" this machine for about 5 years now and couldn't be happier. I would absolutely recommend it. Loved it so much I bought one for my mother in law for her birthday. The grinder is a little noisy, but I love waking up to that sound, next comes the smell, it just starts your day off right. It's totally programmable, so you can wake up in the morning to fresh coffee. The other thing is if you happen to run out of beans, you can use the grind off function. It also has a brew pause feature, so when I remove the carafe, basically, what happens is it will stop brewing for the time being, I can pour a cup of coffee if I can't wait until it's done brewing entirely. Then I just put it right back in place, and it'll continue brewing until it's done. Just make sure you clean it.
I have had 3 different grind and brew coffee makers, and this, by far, is the best. It is much easier to clean than the others, make phenomenal tasting coffee, is easy to use, and it lasts. I have owned this unit for about 5 years now and couldn't be happier. I would absolutely recommend it.
This model is simple to use, very programmable, easy to clean - and makes great coffee. Yes, the grinder is a little noisy. Our bedroom is right next to the kitchen and the coffee maker sits atop a cabinet near the door. With the door closed you can hear it run, but it's more a quiet reminder to roll out than objectionable.
The grinder unit is superior to the design on some of the less expensive Cuisinart Grind & Brew models, which was the deciding factor in our purchase decision. The bean container holds 2-4 days worth of beans depending on how you brew your coffee. It provides an air-tight lid to prevent the beans from going stale. The path from the burrs to the brewing basket is accessible after removing the bean container and easy to clean.
Because a normally closed metal door separates the grind path from the brewing basket, steam is preventing from entering this area and creating a gooey mess by mixing with the ground coffee that doesn't make it into the basket, as reviewers have reported with the less expensive models - the ones with a small round bean container in the back corner. Cuisinart provides a tiny plastic brush to clean the area above above the door. I use a 1-inch long bristle paintbrush, which works wonderfully.
A carafe heater is part of the unit, and can be programmed for up to 4 hours IIRC. We have it set for an hour, and it keeps the coffee plenty warm.
Used a $20 on-line discount offer with our purchase so the landed cost was around $150 - reasonable for this appliance, imo.
With only 4 or 5 weeks on the unit, longevity is unknown, but so far, I'd buy this again in a caffeine-accelerated heartbeat.
This is my second Cusinart Grind & Brew. This coffee maker brews great coffee. It is easier to clean than my previous Cusinart so I am pleased. I think it is worth the extra effort in cleaning to get a great cup of coffee every morning. I brush out the coffee shoot every other day, which seems to keep every thing working well. Otherwise it is a daily cleaning of the coffee filter, adding more beans if needed and just filling with water. Enjoy!
We loved this coffee maker while it lasted. Unfortunately it only took a little over a month for the grinder to stop functioning properly. The combo unit was so convienent, but we returned the item and are going back to separate units of a different brand.
This is simply the best brind and brew I've ever owned. Last one lasted 9 years and I brew a full pot daily, often 2. You only have to rinse the basket and dump the used grind daily. The hopper holds several days worth of coffee beans, and they stay dry and ready to go. (Fresh beans will stay that way...which is why it will eventually clog.) About every other week I have to clean the grind pathway.
Other cuisinarts and other brands are much worse or absolutely unusable. I have another cuisinart now and I'm taking the burner off of it and putting it back into the old one...as the burner failed, but I liked it so much I kept it. I like it that much.
We have had the older version of this for 3.5 years. It has worked reliably and is the best system for grinding and brewing. My sister got one after she saw ours in use. She hated hers. Why? Because she never cleaned it. After reading way too many of the other reviews it is clear that a great majority of the people who rated this poorly are TOO LAZY to clean it before EACH use. Read the directions and the printing on the coffee maker. Grinding coffee beans leaves an oily residue. If you don't clean it, it will gum up and cause problems like the door not closing properly.
I received this coffee maker as a gift for our wedding in February. Its now June, and the coffee maker decided one day that it wouldn't grind, even after cleaning it several times. And it refused to brew a cup of coffee without grinding even when the grind button was off. I was skeptical of adding this to my registry since the product didn't receive great reviews to being with. Now I know why...don't waste your $
We have owned this coffee maker for over two years and love it. Yes, we have to clean it. Yes, sometimes we mis-measure or use an off brand and the coffee isn't perfect. I just measure more carefully and return to my normal brand. I get that sometimes people get a dud and want others to know about it. But we have been happy with this one and want others to know it as well. I would definitely recommend this model to others!
This is my second Cuisinart® Grind & Brew™ 12-Cup Automatic Coffee Maker. The first one died after several years and I searched everywhere for another one. Finally found it on line at BB&Beyond. It was delivered promptly and I was delighted to have this model again. I did not realize it was such a pain to have to put beans in a pot each night instead of once a week until my other one quit. I love it.
I purchased my unit 12/10/2010 and it "broke" 3/15/2011. Granted I opted for a refurb unit thinking Cuisinart would stand behind their product and not run and hide like tonight! The LCD in the clock began displaying wrong numbers. I called in and explained the problem and they said that because it was a refurbished item (serial # was scratched from the bottom when Cuisinart sent it back out for a 2nd time to make money on the product) they could no longer stand behind their product since it had been over 90 days. WTH? Their NEW product comes with a 3 year warranty. I escalated the call to a manager who contradicted herself every time she spoke. First she told me that Cuisinart doesn't repair their items, they just replace them with a new unit. I then asked why do I have a REFURBISHED unit then if they don't repair. She then said the warehouse repairs it and only stands behind it for 90 days (not much confidence in their own products). Bottom line DO NOT PURCHASE this item.
Love this coffee maker. Great to be able to set the timer to go on and off, add coffee beans on Sunday and have them last the week. Do notice that you have to set the strength control down a notch unless you like your coffee really strong. We love this coffee maker so much that we're on number 3. They last about two years then die. First one died about two years in - Cuisinart replaced for $10 shipping charge. The second died last week - the timer function didn't work anymore and then the burner died this morning. Luckily I had already placed the order for a replacement and it arrived yesterday. Would have given it 5 start but have an issue of it konking out after two years! Have looked at other brands and just can't find all the functions this coffeemaker gives you - holds 1/2 lb of beans, timer and the nice slyling. A little pricey but when you divide by 365 days a year, less than Starbucks!
My husband bought this thinking the fresh ground coffee every morning would be great and the fact that it doesn't use as much electricity without a heating pad, but this was the worst coffee maker we have ever had. The grinder from the first few times using it kept getting clogged. Finally it just quit working after about 1 month trying to use it. The door to the grounds will never stay shut, the latch wore out very quickly so we tried to tape it shut but it wouldn't line up right for the coffee to properly drip. And with not hot plate on the bottom the coffee does get cold more quickly. We had this a total of 5 months before we could no longer use it!!!
I've had this coffee maker for about two years. It gets the job done, most of the time. I love the idea of not loading or grinding beans every night to make coffee. But this coffee maker has a lot of quirks. You need to clean it regulary or it gets clogged (as mentioned) but also, I have A LOT of problems with mine drawing the correct amount of beans. If I set it for 10 cups of coffee, it only draws out say enough beans for 6 cups and my coffee ends up being SUPER WEAK at least 3 times a week. If I stand over the coffee maker while it grinds and make sure the beans go down the chute to be grinded, it does okay. But, I set mine to grind early in the morning so it's done when I wake up, so I'm stuck either re-making the pot, or drinking bad coffee. Or buying coffee on my way out of the house which defeats the purpose of having this fancy expensive coffee maker.
If this cofee maker worked 99% of the time, it would be a 5 star reccomend to everyone product. Too bad it's not. Great concept! Wish it worked better!
I have owned a couple of grind and brews in the past with mixed results. As our Krups burr grinder was getting finicky, we decided to give the DGB700 a try.
My initial take, is that it makes a really good cup of coffee, better than my last Krups machine. I am still experimenting with the settings, but so far I am very pleased.
You do need to follow the directions. The key points I have found, is to make sure that the basket parts are dry. This means a quick rinse and dry between pots if you are making more than one.
I also have cleaned out the chute where the ground coffee goes into the basket. It's very easy, and although mine was not clogged after about 6 pots, I did see where the grounds were building up in there a bit. My stand alone burr grinder had the same issue, but the new Cuisinart pot is actually very easy to clean in this area. Just remove the bean hopper, open the chute, push the lever over, and push they grounds into the basket area. (put a filter in first)
Also, I have lined up the arrows on the top of the basket. Easy to do, and it avoids some of the negative comments on other reviews. Finally, if you use paper filters, make sure that the top of the plastic basket is going INSIDE to top of the filter.
My wife likes her coffee mild and smooth, but flavorful. My settings are 6 Cups on the knob with MED on the strength selector. The brew has good smooth flavor, and is not bitter. I also drink a lot of iced coffee. I will simply up the strength when I make coffee for that.
Again, so far, so good. I think that following the guide and keeping the machine clean and dry should produce good results.
I will post a follow-up review after I have used the machine for a while.
I love all other Cuisinart products I have ever had so I researched a coffee maker and decided on this one, despite the bad reviews about it clogging. There were many good reviews too, so I figured I would take the chance. I had high hopes that maybe some people had just gotten a dud or that it really was user error.
We have had this coffee maker for less than a week. I watched the DVD, I made sure I did everything right. I planned to be strict about all of the cleaning suggestions etc so I would have no problems. The first 3 days we had delicious coffee but on day 4 it clogged and we got hot water only. I figured, oh well, I guess we have to clean the grind chute more frequently than recommended, no big deal, the coffee seemed worth it. We made delicious coffee successfully after cleaning out the first clog. That was yesterday...so today I diligently cleaned out the grind chute again (after only one use) before making coffee but it clogged anyway and again, all we got is hot water, no grinds even came through. I am very disappointed and will be returning it promptly. I still think Cuisinart makes great products overall, just not this one. I won't give it more of a chance because it has clogged twice in the first week, even with me going overboard to take every possible precaution so this would not happen. I really wish I had gotten one of the good ones because the coffee is really great and everything else about the machine is amazing! Love the thermal carafe, love the timer, love the look, love everything except that I don't have time to make coffee twice every day. And today I can't believe it because I cleaned the grind chute thoroughly before even attempting to make coffee! So sad. :(