Is There Such Thing as? An Ask the Audience

Heather says:

Today over on Facebook I asked if anyone had recommendations for a programmable coffeemaker that grinds beans but doesn’t get clogged every other day. It’s disappointing to expect coffee and find barely colored water.

Well, do you?

There are bonus points involved if it costs less than a major appliance.

And no, I don’t want a Keurig, I typically drink my coffee out of a pint glass. Yes, I may have a slight caffeine addiction, there are worse things to have.



7 Comments

  1. asimonis on December 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I use a Cusinart Grind and Brew about two weeks out of the year (I don’t drink enough coffee by my self to warrant the giant machine taking up counter space, but I want to be accustomed to it when I host guests for Christmas brunch). I have let the grinding assembly go a few days without cleaning it out, with no clogging issues, but it does get damp and icky if the parts don’t get dry between uses. It is definitely loud, though – my 4 year old says it sounds like an airplane taking off. 🙂

  2. Kris on December 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Another +1 for the Cuisinart Grind & Brew – I’ve had mine for . . . 10, 12 years, maybe? I’ve had to replace it once in that time. And yes, it does get mighty loud – we refer to it as the “kitty-feeding buzzer” – from upstairs, we hear GRRRRRRIND then “Meow. Meow. Meow.”

  3. KeterMagick on December 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    “Overall, we didn’t find reviews for any grind-and-brew coffee maker strong enough to recommend a particular model.” http://www.consumersearch.com/coffee-maker-reviews/grinder-brewer-combosThat fits with everything I have heard about grinder/brewer combos. I haven’t used one myself. I have a 15 year old Hamilton Beech programmable drip coffeemaker to use when I need a lot of coffee, and a generic French press for daily use. I have a tiny, 10 year old Krups grinder with a lovely stainless steel bin and blade that works for grinding coffee, spices, and just about anything else (dry) I throw at it and wipes clean easily. I don’t notice a difference between coffee ground the night before and coffee ground immediately before brewing.

  4. rainrosen on December 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

    We received a Cuisinart Grind and Brew as an unexpected wedding present and like it quite a bit. It does need to be cleaned out about 3 days, but I’ve found it helps to leave the water reservoir lid open after the coffee has brewed so it dries out a bit.

  5. Stefani on December 22, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I used to have a Cuisinart Grind and Brew. It worked very well for three years before lightning zapped it. 🙁 The only complaint I had about it was that the grinder sounded like a jet plane taking off in my kitchen. Good luck!

    • HeatherSolos on December 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

      That’s way better than the one I used to have which didn’t last anywhere near that length of time. I don’t remember the brand though.

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