Cuisinart SS-700 Coffee Brewer Review
Customers will get customization, a large reservoir and strong coffee from the SS-700.
Though it brews Keurig coffee, Cuisinart SS-700 does have some design features of its own that may entice customers.
The Cuisinart SS-700's uncomplicated, sturdy design is a refreshing change from the way other pod coffee brewers are built.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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