Finding a good appliance is getting harder, and harder to do. My family has a specific set of standards that must be met for us to purchase a product. Cuisinart has handled most of our small kitchen appliances for some time.
We are heavy coffee drinkers in my house. I have always loved fresh ground coffee. The coffee just tastes better when it is freshly ground, and brewed. I had gotten a Cuisinart 10 cup automatic grind & brew as a gift, and it was absolutelly the best coffee maker I had ever gotten. The unit is very easy to use. Pour water in, add grinds or beans, and press start button. That’s it.
I have yet to be able to afford a newer model of the Grind & Brew, so I keep watching other items of this type that are available from Cuisinart. I got the Black colored version, and I understand that they had a White version as well.
There is a lcd clock on the face. The machine has a timer so that you can set it to make coffee at a specific time. It also has a self cleaning mode. The brew pause feature is especially nice for those that just can’t wait for the entire pot to be finished brewing. The DGB-300BK features a programmable timer for shutting off the machine after a set time. You can also set how hot you want the coffee to stay through one of the programming features.
You can purchase a cleanable filter, or use disposable filters.
This coffee maker comes with a limited 3 year warranty. The companies items are available through retailers selling Cuisinart products, or through the Cuisinart store.
I give this coffee machine 10 out of 10.