Suggestions for brands of coffee makers and bean grinder???

by admin on May 11, 2010

Good Morning,Ya’ll,my DH and I are looking to purchase a new coffee maker and grinder for Christmas for our home. We were looking at purchasing a combo in the Cuisinart Grind & Brew model with a stainless thermal carafe. Does anyone own this type model or give us any suggestions on coffee markers with a bean grinder or an outstanding single coffee marker that has a stainless carafe and a separate brand of bean grinder? One of my main issues with the combo model would be clugging up and cleaning. Thanks any suggestions and Merry Christmas Ya’ll!!!!
PS-We have had Bunn, Mr. Coffee,KitchenAid brand coffee makers:( and our bean grinder is KitchenAid:(


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A * T May 11, 2010 at 1:30 am

I really love my Sensao
have you considered one of them?

biff_the_santa_impersonator May 11, 2010 at 1:31 am

Those combo rigs are really tough to clean, oil from the beans gets all up in there and it’s almost impossible to keep it clean with out constantly running vinegar through it. Rancid coffee oil ruins your coffee and then you get all angry for spending so much on something that only really brewed decent coffee for a month or 2.

I would suggest:
A capresso or braun grinder

A Chemex glass gravity brewer (all glass and a breeze to keep clean) –

A thermal carafe for pouring your coffee into after you’re done with the brewing process

shag82 May 11, 2010 at 1:43 am

Get a Senseo Pot. The coffee is top-notch, but affordable to drink all the time. There are only a few small, easily removable parts to keep clean, and there’s no glass pot to break, no sitting pot to burn, and it’s super easy to use. They come in a variety of colors and their coffee pods are also available in an ever-growing variety of flavors and roasts, to include cappuccino. It’s affordable too. A Senseo machine costs under $60 and is attractive in any kitchen.

However, if you insist on grinding the beans yourself, invest in a REAL French-press. They’re easy to clean and fun to use. With a contraption like this, the quality of your cup is entirely dependant on the quality of the bean you use – so it takes the guess work out of which filters to use and the infinite variables of having a pot sit on a heating pad. Don’t get the one at Starbucks.

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