Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew Thermal DGB-900BC 12 Cups Coffee Maker - Chrome Reviews

Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew Thermal DGB-900BC 12 Cups Coffee Maker - Chrome

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  • A 12 CUP Thermal Caraffe ! Finally !!!!

    Jan 26, 2014 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 12 cup thermal, burr grinder quieter then others, good hot coffee
    Cons: Bean shute could have larger capacity, Paper filters don't work well, thermal caraffe closing mechanism!

    Summary: I converted over from a Jura-Capresso CoffeeTEAM TS 10 Cups Coffee Maker that I had been loyal to for several years, as I was fed up with the constant break down (or rather rust-down) of that machine. This review covers the ... read more

  • Now we're spoiled.

    Apr 4, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great tasting coffee! Stays hot for the next person, three hours later.
    Cons: The grinder is a little loud at 2AM. Carafe pours slowly.

    Summary: Our old Braun was on it's last leg, but had served us well. It was time for something new.We've had the Cuisinart DGB-900BC for a week now. I had read the reviews and found a good sale price, but kept the receipt, just in case. But we are ... read more

  • Makes the best cup of coffee

    Jan 12, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, sturdy, controls are intuitive, multiple options for different strengths.  Delicious coffee!  
    Cons: Doesn't stay "coffe hot" for hours.  Minimal maintenance.

    Summary: We couldn't be happier with this machine.  It truely makes the best cup of coffee we have ever had.  Unfortunately it has turned me into a coffee snob and now, most of the time, I am not satisfied with coffee from other coffee ... read more

  • Best coffeemaker I've ever owned!

    Nov 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Thermal pot keeps coffee hot all day without changing the taste, and very user friendly.
    Cons: If I HAD to think of something - re-usable filter takes longer to clean.

    Summary: Love this coffeemaker, I won't ever go back to a glass pot after this! Coffee stays hot all day! Plus the coffee quality itself is excellent! The grinder is an optional feature, you don't have to use it everytime you make coffee, as long as you ... read more

  • Love It!

    Jan 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great coffee, not much hassle.
    Cons: Loud while grinding, takes a few minutes, odd pouring carafe

    Summary: I had the first model of the Cuisinart Grind and Brew for several years, and while I was happy with the coffee, it came with a price. Taking apart all the parts and cleaning was a pain. Eventually the basket got stuck, so it was time to replace & ... read more

  • Huge Improvement!

    Jan 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large carafe capacity, relatively easy operation, HOT coffee!
    Cons: Would prefer a lit LED vs. LCD display, water level gauge on only 1 side

    Summary: We've had this model for a couple of weeks now and it is a big improvement over our last thermal carafe coffeemaker, which did not have a grind function and was not a Cuisinart. The Cuisinart heats the water almost as hot as the local barista does ... read more

  • Cuisinart Grind and Brew DGB900BCU Coffee Maker: A Total Improvement

    Nov 14, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: many improvements over older model
    Cons: still has a flat basket, huge coffee waster until you fine-tune

    Summary: I spent over five years with my Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffeemaker DGB-500BK, I was fed up. What had seemed like a godsend at first had become a ... read more

  • A Very Good Cup of Coffee

    Jun 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Taste, Convenient, and Attractive
    Cons: Carafe, Auto Shut Off is Annoying, Very Loud

    Summary: I really don't understand why there are so many negative reviews out there regarding this model. I have had my Cuisinart Grind & Brew DGB-900 12 Cup Coffee Maker for a little over a year now and have been a very satisfied customer. My wife and ... read more

  • The Good and the Bad

    Oct 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: strength & grind controls for a great cup; less mess than using a separate grinder
    Cons: Have for 6 mos. worked great. now buttons don't always work

    Summary: Much less mess than grinding in separate grinder. I brew enough for one Starbucks travel mug as I don't like my coffee sitting in a carafe. I am very particular and prefer fresh. I use cool filtered water (PUR) and most often, do not have a problem ... read more

  • Takes a few steps out of the process...

    Sep 15, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes great cup of coffee... allows a lot of control over strength.
    Cons: So many pieces in this machine, worried it'll break. Very technical when first opened.

    Summary: I work for a coffee company and this item was one of the products we offered in our catalog. I had heard great things bout it and wanted to give it a try.The Cuisinart DGB-900 definitely has more features then I have ever seen offered in a ... read more

  • Looking for the perfect cup of coffee at home?

    Oct 26, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great tasting coffee; easy to use
    Cons: Strange pour angle on carafe, coffee not hot

    Summary: After our Mr. Coffee machine suddenly stopped brewing coffee 2 weeks ago my wife and I went into a panic. I now had a new task... to find the perfect coffee machine. I spent hours and hours browsing the web looking up specs and reviews on all the latest ... read more

  • Liked our Melita better

    Jan 8, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stays hot for several hours after brewing without a warming plate.
    Cons: Requires often cleanings, and without a little ingenuity it makes weak coffee.

    Summary:    After our Melita grind and brew started leaking every other pot we purchased the Cuisanart. So why didn't we just buy another Melita like we had? They quit making them. In comparing the two, this one is more mainenance in that it must be ... read more

  • Good coffee, but not without quirks.

    Feb 11, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great coffee, reasonably easy maintenance and operation, all-in-one design negates need for a separate grinder.
    Cons: Low brew temperature, absolutely silly caraffe design, small bean hopper, a bit of extra maintenance.

    Summary: After having a great cup of coffee from a friends Cuisinart Grind and Brew over Christmas we purchased one ourselves.   It seemed like the ideal machine - fresh ground coffee, an "all in one" appliance, and the supposed good name of "Cuisinart" ... read more

  • Very disappointed

    May 10, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: styling
    Cons: poor instructions, temperature of coffee, too much maintenance

    Summary: We purchased this machine over a year ago to replace our other Cuisinart, and I would not buy another one. I wind up swearing at the machine every morning when I go to make coffee. I agree with the other reviews about coffee temperature and having to ... read more

  • I expected better tasting coffee from Cuisinart Burr Grind and Brew

    Dec 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Brews coffee and functions mechanically as it should. Attractive & solidly built
    Cons: Lukewarm coffee, must warm carafe, grinder noise, can't grind without brewing right away

    Summary: The performance of Cuisinart Grind & Brew reminds me of the saying: Pretty Is as Pretty Does. Unfortunately, Cuisinart needs to take another shot at coffee fame with this luxury model ~ in short, it does make ... read more

  • Is it worth the price?

    Nov 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 1.Burr grinder 2. Large bean hopper 3. Better tasting coffee
    Cons: 1.Coffee that's not hot. 2. Ungainly carafe that doesn't keep the coffee sort-of hot.

    Summary: I recently purchased Cuisinart's new grind and brew coffeemaker with a burr grinder, which does deliver better tasting coffee than the old ones. It has two good innovations over their older non-burr grind and brew makers: 1.the burr grinder ... read more

  • Improvement over first generation, but not great

    Jan 5, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easier to clean, sleek
    Cons: Odd carafe, no grind adjustment, uses more beans, flat basket, flavor isn't that grand

    Summary: I bought the first generation of this coffee maker and couldn't deal with the mess that it made. It was a lot of work to take apart and clean. This version is sleeker, better, and easier to clean, but it has many quirks. I like the design of the basket ... read more

  • The WORST coffee maker ever!

    Nov 17, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Metal carafe.
    Cons: Bad design.  Messy.  Hard to clean.  Grinder jams easily, repeatedly.  No useful cleaning tools.

    Summary: Trusting the Cusinart name, I purchased the Grind & Brew DGB-900BC  expecting to benefit from a well-made, efficient coffee maker, able to reliably deliver a delicious fresh cup of hot coffee to my guests and myself. Now, after a ... read more

  • Starts out strong - finishes in the garbage...

    Aug 21, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: It sometimes pours hot water through grinds to yield a luke-waram cup of coffee.
    Cons: Unreliable grind output
    Warm, not hot coffee
    Grinder plugs up
    Messes all over

    Summary: I REALLY wanted to like this coffee maker. I was impressed by the fact that it had a burr grinder, a timer, strength control and thermal carafe all in one package. Price was pretty high, but hey, you need a good cup of coffee! Grinder ... read more

  • Messy and Complicated

    Jun 25, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Coffee is good. 
    Cons: Messy, confusing, complicated, too tall, and awkward.

    Summary: I wouldn’t buy this or any other self-grinding coffee maker again. I expected less mess, but this is much messier than a normal drip machine, it’s complicated to use, and it’s accident prone.  The extra mess comes from ... read more

  • Hate this thing

    Dec 3, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Looks good?
    Cons: Cuisnart/$$$/junk

    Summary: You wanna grind fresh coffee, with the kind of beans that are roasted perfectly and still oily? Don't use this machine. The beans don't travel down the hopper, they just get stuck and the coffee brews weak. Shallow slope design does not aid in bean ... read more

  • the worst machine ever

    Jul 6, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: when it actually made coffee, it was good
    Cons: just doesnt work

    Summary: My wife an I are avid coffee drinkers and when our krupps grind and brew quit on us we decided to switch to the cuisinart dgb900.  Having many other ciusunart kitchen products we thought 'how could we go wrong?' ohhhh but we could.  After 4 ... read more

  • Definately gets me out of bed in the morning

    Feb 11, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks great, good tasting coffee
    Cons: Bad design, breaks a lot, uses a lot of beans

    Summary: My main complaint about this unit has to do with the design flaw.  We use the automatic timer and 4 out of 7 days we wake up to a continuous beeping and clicking because for some reason either the basket over-rotates or the metal door gets stuck and ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Love it.

    Jan 15, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Easy to use. Looks good on my counter top. Coffee is flavorful.
    Cons: Must clean chute or coffee will get weak. Hopper can stick open when you remove.

    Summary: I have had this machine over a year now. It works reliably well, pot after pot. I have figured out the tricks and nuances. IF you like STRONG coffee as I do set the grinder for strong and set the cups for 2 cups over such as water for four set ... read more

  • Best Grind and Brew Yet!

    Feb 9, 2012 by
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    Pros: Easy clean up, beans stay dry, makes great coffee.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: This is our third version of Cuisinart's Grind & Brew coffee pot.  We gave away the other two to get the latest upgraded version.  This is by far the best version!  Easy to use and great coffee.  No big deal to clean up between ... read more

  • Great coffee

    Mar 26, 2008 by
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    Pros: Good taste, easy to use and truly automatic
    Cons: None at this time

    Summary: Just purchased coffee maker, first pot of coffee is great. I recommend to other customers. Easy to use, even my wife can do ... read more

  • Great coffee maker...nice & hot!!!

    Jan 16, 2008 by
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    Pros: stores beans so you don't have to pre-measure. Timer works great.
    Cons: the pour spout and clean up of the filter

    Summary: I love this coffee maker. We put the water in the night before and set the timer. Works great. Timer works with both ground and whole beans. Coffee stays piping hot! even hours after. Clean up is a bit messy, but well worth it. ... read more

  • Fine coffee but complicated design!

    Nov 12, 2008 by
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    Pros: Multiple adjustments and coffee stays hot and fresh nicely in thermal carafe.
    Cons: Cleaning complicated grind 'n' serve apparatus. Carafe turns nearly upside down pouring last few cups!

    Summary: Bought this product looking for a quality brand to deliver the touted grind method and some cups of fresh coffee each morning. It does just that with a few pros and cons as detailed herein. Since only 15 words are allowed in each category, I'd just offer ... read more

  • Easy process for grinding & brewing, could use some tweaks

    Oct 23, 2008 by
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    Pros: Put the beans in the holder and never have to measure coffee grounds again.
    Cons: BAD DESIGN, water way in back. IF you spill water, it "grinds to a halt."

    Summary: Overall, I love this coffee maker because it makes great coffee, because I don't have to measure (and spill) coffee grounds every morning, and the thermos is good for me. I like that you can clean it out, put the water in, and push a button. You don't ... read more

  • Cuisinart DGB-900BC Burr Grind and Brew

    Jan 17, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good tasting coffee, unit looks good
    Cons: Water pouring angle, coffee not fully hot, carafe pour is slow

    Summary: This unit does look good, with good tasting coffee, but the coffee is not steaming hot. Pouring water into it is a bit of a trick and a bit of a pain. It does take longer to set up the coffee maker. If you use the programmed start time for the morning, ... read more

  • Grinder does not work properly

    Jan 1, 2010 by
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    Pros: Nice looking, makes good coffee, easy to use.
    Cons: Coffee grinder does not always work and it's very difficult to clean it out.

    Summary: We have had our coffee maker for a year.  We only use it on the weekends.   About once a month, the grinder stops working and this is because the powder from the coffee grounds seems to get caked in the grinder.  The only way to get it out ... read more

  • breaks down

    Sep 9, 2010 by
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    Pros: Nice style, not too big. Grind feature.
    Cons: Poor quality, unreliable, repair process, coffee good but not very hot.

    Summary: This machine makes a nice cup of coffee but the grinder stopped working 3 months after I bought it. Decided to use pre-ground beans for a while and now even that doesn't work as the machine cycles on and off, spills water. I returned the machine ... read more

  • perfect coffee maker, if it only worked!

    Aug 27, 2008 by
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    Pros: easy to use, easy to clean, coffee tastes great
    Cons: breaks. a lot.

    Summary: This coffee maker was exactly what we wanted: easy to use, easy to clean, coffee tasted great. Unfortunately, we ignored the one or two reviews that complained about the latch that attaches the filter tray to the rest of the chassis. This latch is ... read more

  • inconsistent, frustrating, poor design, noisy

    Mar 26, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: the clock works
    Cons: weak coffee, noisy grind, jams up frequently, inconsistent, too $$$

    Summary: Was so excited for this coffee machine, and considering the high price assumed it would have lived up to it's hype.Can never quite figure out what the magic combination needs to be to make a stronger cup of coffee. e.g. set grind to 6, only put ... read more

  • 2nd bad one and uses too much coffee

    Jan 26, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Automatic (when it works).
    Cons: Uses too much coffee & has a chronic defect. 2 units with the same problem.

    Summary: Purchased a DGB-900BC Cuisinart Burr Grind and Brew at Kohl's.  Uses a lot of coffee.  Lasted about 3 days and quit grinding even though it makes a lot of noise and sounds like it is grinding.  Just gives you a pot of hot ... read more

  • Very poor design

    Nov 28, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Thermal coffee pot
    Cons: poor design
    daily cleaning
    hard to clean

    Summary: Although the concept is interesting, the design of this machine makes it very impractical to use.  You must remove the grinds container (trying not to spill grinds in coffee maker or on floor!) hold down two moving pieces, and clean out the tunnel ... read more

  • Customer Service Nightmare

    Jul 13, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Good coffee while it lasted.
    Cons: Terrible customer service. Don't let the brand name fool you.

    Summary: Purchased this coffee maker (Model DGB-900BC) at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Within 3 months, the sensor in the basket lid had "gone out" Called Cuisinart - was left on hold - finally had to hang up. Sent them an email to the customer service email account ... read more

  • Not worth the money!!!

    Apr 23, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Worked well, when it worked.
    Easy to use and program.
    Cons: Bad grinder motors in all models.
    Feed tube from grinder to filter clogs.

    Summary: This model was sent to me by Cuisinart after two (2) DGB-700's that I purchased at Costco had grinder motors burn out after three days  of use.  This one worked for about two weeks and the grinder burned out.  After expressing my ... read more


    Mar 1, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Absolutely none
    Cons: Parts break, even when cleaned, it doesn't brew properly!

    Summary: If you enjoy a daily dose of headaches, this is a GREAT machine to have!  We've owned quite a few coffee makers, and this is by far the most expensive one we've owned (not counting espresso makers), but by far wins the prize for being the BIGGEST ... read more

  • Short Term Coffee Fix

    Dec 1, 2008 by
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    Pros: Compact design fits nicely under cabinet. Looks good.
    Cons: Steam generated in coffee making is in line with grinder creating moisture in coffee grinder.

    Summary: After two units, and 4 months operation, I was thrilled that Bed, Bath and Beyond would take this unit back. The supplemental instructions recommend cleaning the burr grinder every few weeks. I decided to clean it every weekend. You have to (1) remove ... read more

  • Burr Grinder is Fragile...DON'T BUY!!!

    Jun 16, 2008 by
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    Pros: Quick grinding, quiet, coffee stays warm for quite a while.
    Cons: Burr grinder keeps breaking.

    Summary: My wife and I purchased this as a replacement for our 8+ year old Capresso CoffeeTEAM duo hoping to save some money. For over three months, this coffee maker worked like a charm. We followed the directions on cleaning, etc., only to wake up one morning ... read more

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