4.7
97 reviews
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Type:
Single-Cup Coffee Makers
Brand:
Cuisinart
Models:
SS-700, SS-700BK
Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System
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Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System
 
4.7

(based on 97 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Multiple settings (4)
  • Fast (3)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Home (4)
  • Short trips / weekends (4)
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    • Everyday drinker (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Cuisinart is better than a Keurig!

After using a single serve brewing system at a friend's home, we knew it would be in our purchasing future. It is perfect for us since my husband likes dark bold coffee and I...Read complete review

After using a single serve brewing system at a friend's home, we knew it would be in our purchasing future. It is perfect for us since my husband likes dark bold coffee and I like a decaf medium roast. Instead of wasting coffee we are able to make a cup at a time with K-Cups. My favorite features include the ability to brew any size, the automatic hot water dispenser, the automatic timer and the reusable filter. The machine brews as little as 4oz and as much as 12oz. It is so nice to have 5 size options available. The hot water dispenser is the ultimate convenience. We use it for many things including oatmeal and recipes that require a cup of hot water. The reusable filter makes it possible to create your own K-Cup using any ground coffee. The only drawback is that it does take a minute or two to warm up if it's shut off.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Water Pump Breaks Down

I used this Cuisinart coffee maker for about 4 months before the water pump broke down. Before this, I was very satisfied with my purchase as this coffee maker seemed very reliable. I...Read complete review

I used this Cuisinart coffee maker for about 4 months before the water pump broke down. Before this, I was very satisfied with my purchase as this coffee maker seemed very reliable. I like the easy power switch access (it was on the side of the machine, as opposed to the back like my previous coffee maker, a Keurig) and water tank size. I loved the reusable Keurig coffee filter and the quietness of the machine. The many cup size options were an added plus, as well as the rinse button. The Cuisinart Brewing System was really easy to use in general; the water temperatures were pre-set, there was an automatic turn on/off setting, and the hot water setting would also dispense an amount that you specified.

I was mainly disappointed with the flimsy water pump that failed to pump after only 4 months of use, but there were other problems with this product as well. The flashing Low Water light was annoying and superfluous as the water tank is clear. When I used the hot water option, there was bits of coffee floating in the water.

This coffee maker was good while it lasted, but I will not be buying again.

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5.0

Can't live without this coffee maker. Best Available

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from Keyser, WV

About Me Everyday Drinker

Pros

  • Brews Quickly
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • Large Reservoir
  • Multiple Settings
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Home
    • Office
    • Weekends

    Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

    I have owned this Cuisinart S700 Single Cup Coffee Maker for over 6 years now and this has to be the best coffee maker I have had in a single cup brewer. It is the best....
    First, I have owned an actual keurig brand brewer and it seemed that it would need replaced every year. So I decided to get myself a new one for the third time in a year. I found this Cuisinart single brew coffee maker online and it was pricey but said why not because the reviews were good on it. That was the best decision I have ever made. This coffee brewer in a beast. It is still going strong after 6 years. When I first purchased the cuisinart brewer, I was the only one who drank coffee. Although, my husband and two children drank tea and hot chocolate and they used it occasionally. Which this machine is enabled for many tasks. I'll start there...
    The Cuisinart Coffee brewer allows for many beverages to be brewed. Not just coffee. You do not have to use the name brand k-cups with it but I do mostly. The resivour tank is a good size. We now have three coffee drinkers in the house and I fill it every two days. It has a filter which is not pricey and it is NOT the Keurig brand filters as they are too big for this machine. You have to purchase the Cuisinart filters and you can get them online for cheap. They are less than 7.00 for two filters. The tank also has a low level flashing light indicator and that is one feature that I love because this machine is designed to keep water in the internal resivour that stays heated as well as the water tank on the outside and if the coffee maker can not suck the water into the internal heated tank then it will make the heating element burn up or the water pump to malfunction. It has several settings on the machine and it does come preset but you can change it. It has several cup sizes and one ice drink setting. It has several water temperatures and they can be changed. It has a rinse setting for after several cups are brewed. There is a descale indicater

     
    5.0

    I would buy again (if I had to)

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    from Paragould, AR

    About Me Everyday Drinker

    Pros

    • Brews Quickly
    • Durable
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Large Pot
    • Multiple Settings

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Home
      • Weekends

      Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

      I've had this coffee maker for about 5 years now. It has lasted well and I love it! The basin is large enough that I only have to fill it every few days and that is with 2 coffee drinkers in the house every day. The coffee is always hot and mostly fills fast. Every once in awhile it will take one cup a little longer than the rest but it's not very much longer. I'd buy it again if I had to but so far it's lasted a long time!

       
      5.0

      Love this coffee maker

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      from Albany,Ny

      About Me Casual Drinker

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Home
        • Office
        • Weekends

        Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

        My parents bout me this Cuisine Art single cup brewing system for Christmas one year. I love this machine. It is perfect for me because I don't drink a lot of coffee so with a traditional coffee maker there was always a lot of waste. This machine makes my mornings so much easier and it's very convient. I get one cup at a time which is perfect for me. There's not pot to clean afterwards. Not only can I brew my coffee in this machine but I can brew tea, cider and hot chocolate which is really convient.

         
        5.0

        Love it!

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        from Henderson, NV

        About Me Coffee Aficionado

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Accommodates All Cup Sizes
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Multiple Settings
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

          My husband and I used it several times a day. It's nice to have coffee, tea, cocoa, soup, etc. fresh each time. It is so easy to use, and has a variety of cup sizes. We love it so much that when ours broke, we ran right out to buy another. I also think it looks so much nicer than the other Keurigs. Would definitely recommend.

           
          5.0

          cooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

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          from Jordan

          About Me Everyday Drinker

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Accommodates All Cup Sizes
          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Multiple Settings

          Cons

          • Hard To Clean

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Home
          • Weekends

          Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

          It is an excellent product for those who like to get a good coffee, it's easy to use, clean and care
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          I like this product bec the price is very good as it is easy to use easy to clean but there ara small issues that the cofee doesnot stay hot and hard to load

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          I simply cannot live without my Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer 49980. I love that this coffee maker allows me the flexibility of brewing a mug of coffee for the road at the start of each work day
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          The coffee maker would be great for a couple, family, or just one person. It is also a great product for offices, work places, or small apartments.

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          Very fast for coffee
          yes yes yes i have it

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          • I received a sample
           
          4.0

          Convenient, but could use improvement

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          from USA

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          Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

          We first purchased this product around three years ago. We were enamored with its efficiency and ease of use. However we quickly discovered that many of the times we used the machine, it started to leak the coffee and other beverages from the pod. After doing some online research we found out that using a pin needle to break the surface of the foil would help prevent the pod from bursting and leaking. This isn't a huge inconvenience, but something to keep in mind. We were also careful to switch from filling the machine with tap water to filtered water. The tap water proved to be hard on the machine and we were cleaning it more frequently. We live in CO, which is a state with some of the cleanest water in the country due to snow melt in the mountain streams, so I am convinced that living somewhere with "dirtier" water would definitely require using filtered water.

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          5.0

          Just Like The Pros Use

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          from Undisclosed

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          Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

          One of the main reasons why I bought this coffee maker is because how professional it looks. And it works so well that I feel like a pro. It makes coffee fast and brews it up to the satisfaction of all my friends and family.

          Brew Performance
          I love how excellent this coffee maker is. It brews up coffee quickly so that you don't have to wait when you're in a rush in the morning. And the coffee always comes out great tasting.

          Ease of Cleaning
          It's very easy to clean this coffee maker. I just use a damp paper towel to clean around the nozzle and that's all it takes to clean up.

          Ease of Use
          It's very easy to use. I am used to the old fashioned coffee makers so I was a little worried that it would take a long time to figure this one out, but I was wrong. I figured it out so easily.

          Design
          One of the major reasons why I bought this coffee maker was the look. It just looks so much like what you'd see in a coffee house or cafe. It's really great looking.

          Durability
          This coffee maker is strong because I use it all the time and have yet to have even the slightest issue.

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          5.0

          The best thing that ever happened to this coffee connoisseur.

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          from USA

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          Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

          An excellent cup of coffee (or tea, or chocolate) every time from an unlimited inventory and never any waste. This brewer will kick out a 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 ounce cup of brew at your choosing so, you can grab a quick espresso or a tall to-go cup in the morning.

          Brew Performance
          The Cuisinart brews quickly because as long as it is on, the water is hot and ready. When you hit "Start" your coffee is brewed. The brewer automatically shuts off at night and turns back on before we are ready for our first cup. Other times during the day, just turn it on when you know you're going to be wanting a cup. Takes only a minute to get ready.

          Ease of Cleaning
          This brewer has a self-cleaning option that you can use as often as you deem necessary. Once in a great while, we run some vinegar through it. Keeps it clean as a whistle. You can use regular tap water and regular cleaning will eliminate any calcium or lime problems.

          Ease of Use
          Pop in a k-cup, push a button for the size you want, push start, and enjoy. Oh yeah, make sure there is a mug under the coffee spigot before you push start.

          Design
          It is beautifully designed. The exterior is a perfect match to our stainless appliances. The design of the unit overall allows for multiple tasks while keeping the functions simple.

          Durability
          Five years of every day use and never a problem. And i drink a lot of coffee and iced tea. Yes, I make a strong cup of tea with the machine and then pour it over a tall glass of ice. Delicious and refreshing.

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          5.0

          Comparison to Keurig.

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          from Undisclosed

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          Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

          I like this single serve coffee maker better than the Keurig for many reasons honestly, the main reason would be that it is cost efficient. I got the Keurig system for Mother's day last year and I loved it I really did, and then it broke and I was determined to get another one or one like it; and I did. I got this single serve coffee maker and it meets every expectation I had, it does everything the Keurig does, and actually is easier to use.

          Brew Performance
          Excellent! You can brew with K-cups or actual coffee grounds in this amazing machine.

          Ease of Cleaning
          This is one of my favorite features about this coffee maker and the Keurig single serves, there is absolutely no cleaning required other than whatever cup or mug you decide to use.

          Ease of Use
          Single serve machines are easier to use than regular coffee makers.

          Design
          Sleek and shiny and goes with all décor, this model also comes with many different colors.

          Durability
          I have had this coffee maker for three months and I haven't had any problems and it comes a manufacturer's warrantee in case it does, which lasts for two years.

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          5.0

          Love this brewing system

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          from USA

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          Comments about Cuisinart Single-Cup Brewing System:

          this is my second Cuisinart Single Cup Brewing System. I love it. I use it multiple times a day. Always have a fresh cup of coffee, I can choose to use my own grind or K-cups. Choice of water temperature and cup size. Has hot water feature. Able to program to start heating at a certain time and shut off to save power. I would definitely recommend this brewing system.

          Brew Performance
          Always perfect, I have never had a bad cup of coffee from this system. Choice of temperature of water is a great feature.

          Ease of Cleaning
          Water reservoir comes out easily for cleaning. When opening compartment for coffee pods, the compartment comes forward for ease of loading and cleaning.

          Ease of Use
          Instructions on machine are easy to understand, The read out tells you exactly what needs to be done next for your perfect cup of coffee.

          Design
          Overall a good design, footprint is a little large, takes up counter space

          Durability
          I use this multiple times per day (more than 6), still working very good after several years.

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