Cuisinart Burr Grind and Brew crunches beans for fresh pots of coffee
Brian Bennett for CNet and we are taking a first look at the Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew Thermal Coffeemaker.
This machine tries to combine a burr coffee grinder with a traditional drip coffee maker.
And it's a very interesting combination of those two gadgets.
It essentially has a thermograph here which will keep your coffee nice and warm.
It's programmable you can also select how strong you want your coffee to be based on how much coffee's in the hopper here and how much water you actually put into the machine.
You select that all on the front of the device.
You also have the option of either using the bundled gold permanent filter or putting in your own basket style paper filters within the brew chamber.
Like any device that tries combine two products into one there are drawbacks.
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First off, it's pretty big.
It's pretty tall.
It's kinda heavy as well, so you're gonna have to find a place to put that in your kitchen.
The other issue is that the coffee itself is a little bit on the weak side.
I'm not too happy about it so far.
The other thing to consider is that with all these parts that.
It comes with, it's kind of difficult to clean, you have to clean it regularly, you have to clean out the, the coffee chute and the grinder and wash all these parts by hand which can be a pain.
Another thing I don't like about this coffee machine is that the water tank is kinda hard to fill because the burr grinding mechanism takes up so much space up top here.
Pouring water in here is kind of tricky, you might miss you might spill, so that's something else you have to worry about.
You do get this nifty water level indicator, which it's clearly labeled, and also has a float that is colored red so you can see exactly how much water is in the machine at the, a glance.
The Cuisinart Pro Grind and Brew retails for $190 essentially $200.
So it's not exactly what you call cheap.
So if you wanna know how this coffee machine does be sure to check out my full review at cnet.com.
I'm Brian Bennett for cnet appliances
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