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Cuisinart DGB-500 12-Cup Coffee Maker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Cuisinart DGB-500 12-Cup Coffee Maker. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The size is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the capacity and durability. There are some mixed views about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Cuisinart DGB-500 12-Cup Coffee Maker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (epinions.com)

Enjoying Each Cup of Coffee Brewed With Our Cuisinart

 

When it came time to buy another coffee maker we did our research. We decided on the Cuisinart Grind and Brew DGB-500 Coffee Maker. After six months, we are still happy with our purchase. We chose to get a coffee maker that grinds, for the first time. ...

Can use ground or whole bean coffee, great features, yet simple to use.

Brews a weaker cup of coffee. You will hear the grinder.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Incredibly Disappointing

 

I love/need a good cup of coffee in the morning, and so the idea of a grind and brew all-in-one coffee maker seemed like a great idea to me. I had a coffee maker, and next to it I had a grinder. I thought it would be great to combine these two...

The carafe pours well

Loud, poorly designed, hard to clean

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Not good!

 

I drink black coffee and don't like canned, pre-ground coffee. It is bitter and often stale. So, I've been using a coffee grinder daily for years. I know exactly how many beans and how much water to use. When I saw that there were coffee makers...

Melitta: 7 different grinding options. Easy to use & clean. FM weather alert.

Cuisinart: grinds course. Wouldn't turn on automaticaly, had to start manually. Beeper wouldn't shut off.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

My Daily Grind (and Brew)

 

So, you thought beer was the only brew we drink Chez Bruguru? You thought wrong. In reality, we drink more coffee than we do beer, I myself accounting for two large cups each morning. Of coffee. Not beer. Ahem. And I like my coffee strong, freshly ...

Programmable, grinds whole beans, sturdy

Can be hard to clean, really a ten cup maker, loud

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (shopping.com)

My Daily Grind (and Brew)

 

So, you thought beer was the only brew we drink Chez Bruguru? You thought wrong. In reality, we drink more coffee than we do beer, I myself accounting for two large cups each morning. Of coffee. Not beer. Ahem. And I like my coffee strong, freshly...

Programmable, grinds whole beans, sturdy

Can be hard to clean, really a ten cup maker, loud

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Will Not Buy Another One

 

I have owned 2 Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee Makers in the past 2 and a half years +/-. The first one lasted about a year and a half before it started failing. The failure started when the coffee maker would stop brewing and make the tone sound ...

Freshly ground coffee.

Terrible quality, Terrible value, Not durable.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Cuisinart Grind & Brew Automatic coffeemaker DGB-500BK

 

Wonderful fresh grinding and brewing that makes a great cup of coffee!

A bit loud when grinding but nothing you can't handle.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Cuisinart Grind & Brew Automatic coffeemaker DGB-500BK

 

What I love about this coffeemaker compared to another grind and brew maker I had is this one can be programed to stay hot from one to four hours! The other would shut off after one hour and that just is not long enough for me. I love the smell of...

Wonderful fresh grinding and brewing that makes a great cup of coffee!

A bit loud when grinding but nothing you can't handle.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The early morning smell of fresh ground coffee

 

Possibly the best tasting coffee I have ever had.

It takes a little time to clean all the parts.

May, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Nice idea...but...

 

I bought this unit thinking that it would be great to have one electrical item instead of two (coffee maker plus bean grinder). The idea is nice, but there are multiple issues with this unit. In no particular order: the first thing you notice is ...

Easy to clean ; nice modern lines

Too big ; unreliable grinder

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Cuisinart Grind & Brew Coffeemaker grinds your favorite coffee beans just before brewing automatically. This deluxe 12-cup coffeemaker features a separate grind chamber, so it's exceptionally easy to clean! The elegant European design is perfect for today's gourmet kitchen. Elegant Italian style Automatically grinds whole beans before brewing 24-hour fully programmable 5 oz. cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard Adjustable auto shutoff 0-4 hours Grind-off feature 1 to 4-cup feature Cord storage Charcoal water filter (removes impurities) Gold tone commercial-style permanent filter and measuring scoop Paper basket filter starter kit Instruction book

Coffee Makers

Brewing Method:Filter
Coffee Type Compatibility:Coffee beans
Product Type:Coffee maker

Coffee Makers Features

Coffee Makers Features:Auto shut-off / Brew-pause / Built-in grinder / Charcoal water filter / Cord storage / Gold tone filter
Cup Capacity:12

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Manufacturer:Cuisinart
Model:DGB-500 Grind & Brew/DGB-500BK Grind & Brew
Product Line:Cuisinart

Miscellaneous

Exterior Colour:Black/White