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[The Bay] Cuisinart Grind and Brew all in one burr grinder and coffee machine $200 + rakuten

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Mar 21, 2013
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[The Bay] Cuisinart Grind and Brew all in one burr grinder and coffee machine $200 + rakuten

Just wanted to share this. Seems like a good unit and lowest price I've seen, though I just ordered the Breville Grind Control for my wife for Christmas. A similar unit with a few more features.

Rakuten was 5% earlier today, not sure about now.

It seems like a sale for today.
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I had a prior version of this machine, but wouldn't buy this style again for a few reasons:
1. Putting the beans in the night before so you can have it start by timer isn't good for the beans (maybe a coffee snob thing even though I don't think I am one)
2. My version had a blade grinder but this one doesn't
3. The steam from the coffee brewing went into the grinding hopper so that hopper had to be washed after every use. Normally a separate grinder is only cleaned every once in a blue moon and never has a lot of steam/water in it. I don't know exactly how this unit works but having steam in the grinder is not good.
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JWL wrote: I had a prior version of this machine, but wouldn't buy this style again for a few reasons:
1. Putting the beans in the night before so you can have it start by timer isn't good for the beans (maybe a coffee snob thing even though I don't think I am one)
2. My version had a blade grinder but this one doesn't
3. The steam from the coffee brewing went into the grinding hopper so that hopper had to be washed after every use. Normally a separate grinder is only cleaned every once in a blue moon and never has a lot of steam/water in it. I don't know exactly how this unit works but having steam in the grinder is not good.
There is a different less expensive style without the same features and a blade only grinder
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Sep 21, 2008
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Always best, space permitting, to get a separate burr grinder, IMHO. You can get *decent ones* like the bodum bistro for under $100. Then buy a $200 espresso machine separately to avoid the types of issues that often present themselves with these cheap 2-in-1 units.

Just my 2 cents (a-la walmart clearance $0.02! )
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Jan 17, 2016
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Kanata, ON
We have the Breville (have had it for about 3 years), and if it failed, we'd go buy another one TOMORROW!. It's a great unit. I can't speak for the Cuisinart unit.
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I have an older cuisinart unit. It's been holding strong for 4 years now. If it ever fails I am going to have to get a new one. It's great.

This is going to be accosted with coffee snobs who are going to say this isn't the way to make coffee. Yeah, you could go all in and control your water temperature, brew time, grind size and really nerd out, but the truth is this makes a good cup of coffee for very little work. As I've been saying since buying, life is too short to not have robots making your coffee.

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