I've read a number of reviews on this product where there were some mixed feelings about performance or upkeep. I previously had a "grind & brew" unit that served me well for 6+ years. While that unit required a bit more daily cleaning maintenance, it always provided a tasty brew. I've had my eyes on this for some time now, so when my older unit died, I naturally upgraded to this one. I did so without hesitation as I've trusted the Cuisinart brand for quite awhile. I find the daily maintenance to be less, and the coffee flavor to be superior. The burr grinder function does an admirable job and is less noisy than it's predecessor. I find that I clean the grinder chute about every 5th grind, and it's very easy and quick to do. The balance of the parts are normal cleaning like any other coffee maker. If you are acustomed to high quality coffee, and grind your own beans, you'll find this unit to be easy to use, maintain and it looks great in your kitchen!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality of product is quite good. Excellent in many ways.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent