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Cuisinart Coffee on Demand - Dan Grayson's Review
Posted: April 12, 2009, 7:31am
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Brent Heuss 8.50
Lisa Falleroni 8.33
Don Cummings 8.00
Dan Grayson 8.00
Jay Belknap 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Manufacturer: Cuisinart Quality: 5
Average Price: $99.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $80.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Costco Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 years Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Krups, Melitta, Braun, Hamilton Beach, Mr. Coffee
Bottom Line: still a good value for the money I paid, and the Cuisinart Brew Central is always one of the higher-rated machines for the general market, so this "relative" is also pretty good, but I wish it had lasted longer.
Positive Product Points

consistently good, but not great, drip coffee
easy to maintain
attractive appearance

Negative Product Points

Machine "died" in less than two years
most "go" mugs will not fit under dispensing head
coffee doesn't stay as hot or fresh as other thermal carafe units I've had.

Detailed Commentary

consistently good, but not great, drip coffee: out of the ten or so auto-drip machines I've used, I'd say this was the second best in taste.  I like the look of the machine, and it is fairly easy to maintain.  The unique feature is that what is essentially a thermal carafe (which does not keep the coffee as hot as the Mr.Coffee thermal carafe machine I had before this one) is contained within the tank of the unit, and you depress a lever to dispense coffee into a cup or mug.  This feature is convenient and kind of fun, and the machine looks attractive and different than others in it's price range, and really looks like a more expensive appliance..

Machine "died" in less than two years (the previous Mr.Coffee was still going strong after six years; I changed out of boredom).  The thermal carafe/tank does not do quite as good a job of preventing cooling/oxidation as other thermal carafe machines I've had.  Most thermal "go" mugs will not fit under the dispensing head, so to fill one of those you need to go through an intermediate step, which allows the coffee to cool further..

Buying Experience

Costco: pull it of the pallet; wait on line a bit.....no problem.

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