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Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People really like the design and durability. The capacity and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the noise and maintenance.

price, usability, capacity, durability, design

maintenance, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: bhop21 (

good value


The 12 cup grind & brew has it all. Good capacity, excellent features, very stylish. It has a 2-4 hr. adjustable auto shut-off which I use to keep the coffee warm all morning. There is a grinder on/off switch which defaults to ON. This feature should...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Works great!


Great value compared to other grind and brew coffeemakers offered by competitors. Quieter compared to my last machine.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: EasyE (

Makes great coffee!


Very high quality brew. Fresh ground coffee beans and built in water filter are a plus. Must be rinsed and dried after every use, but it's worth it.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: JLG28 (

Good coffee, noisy machine


This coffee maker makes good coffee but it is very loud when grinding the beans. The noise only lasts a few seconds.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: RobBie (

Nice coffee maker


I got this for my girlfriend and she absolutely loves it.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Rick (

This is a nice set it and forget it coffee maker.


Makes great coffee. Grinds coffee beans to a perfect size to get the best flavor from your beans. The only problem is it takes about 12 minutes to brew a pot. For the price, it is a great buy.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: SantasHelper1 (

It was everything we thought it would be & more!


My husband is a 'coffee' snob' and this was a Christmas gift and he loved it! I loved it being on sale plus free (quick) shipping! The machine works perfect and does what it says it will do. The kids got him 3 different kinds of whole bean coffee and...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: olewtex (

good product 3rd i have owned.


godd price and delivery best price i found on internet

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Dennis (

Grind and Brew coffee pot...


This is just what I wanted from a coffee pot..The only draw back is that if you want to brew pre-ground coffee, you have to leave the grinding mill in the machinne which means you have to take it out and wipe it out or else the next batch of coffee...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Jamie (

Excellent! I'm going to buy one for my parents for Christmas!


I LOVE LOVE LOVE this coffee pot! It makes an amazingly fresh cup of coffee each time you use it. The built in grinder is by far the best feature. It takes up less room and is quieter than my stand alone grinder. Also, it grinds the beans to the...

Aug, 2011