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Cuisinart SS-700 Coffee Brewer Review

Customers will get customization, a large reservoir and strong coffee from the SS-700.

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Design Overview

Though it brews Keurig coffee, Cuisinart SS-700 does have some design features of its own that may entice customers.

Design Overview

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The Cuisinart SS-700's uncomplicated, sturdy design is a refreshing change from the way other pod coffee brewers are built.

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Sides

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The water reservoir is on the left side.

There is a good-sized reservoir on its left side, and a compartment on the right that holds the My K-Cup reusable coffee filter. The power button is also located on the bottom of the right side.

Brewing Chamber

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Flip the lid up and insert the K-Cup.

The Cuisinart SS-700's brewing chamber has more of a heavy, well-built feel to it than some other pod coffee makers and is easy to open and close.

Controls

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You can choose brew size and temperature on the LED-backlit menu.

Users can change settings such as brew temperature, brew size, clock, and on/off time on the Cuisinart SS-700's LCD screen. The machine comes with a pre-set temperature of 192 degrees, but users can adjust it by single degrees with the arrows located under the screen.

Also below the screen are "Hot Water" and "Rinse" buttons. Users can choose the serving size for hot water to be used for their hot chocolate or tea. The "Rinse" button funnels out about 4 ounces of water that will help wash away coffee or tea residue.

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Reservoir

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You won't have to fill the water reservoir too often.

The Cuisinart SS-700's reservoir is pretty spacious and we measured it out at 2.35 liters (79.46 ounces), which is well above average for a pod coffee maker. Users will be able to get about 8.5 large cups of coffee before having to refill the water reservoir.

In the Box

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You get extra K-Cups and a charcoal filter with the SS-700.

The Cuisinart SS-700 comes with a box of 12 assorted K-Cups, but also includes a charcoal water filter that gets rid of some of the bad tastes involved with tap water. Users should soak the filter in tap water for 15 minutes, place it into the filter holder, and lock it into the nozzle at the bottom of the water reservoir.

Cuisinart recommends that you replace the water filter every 60 days or 60 uses. Replacement two-packs will cost about $10.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. Bosch Tassimo Suprema T45 Comparison
  6. Mr. Coffee KG1 Comparison
  7. Keurig Special Edition B60 Comparison
  8. Conclusion
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