|Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker|
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|Item weight||14.96 pounds|
|Item dimensions||19.96 x 32.27 x 40.28 inches|
Cuisinart DGB-900BC coffee maker is made out of stainless steel and has double-wall insulation, making it one of the best options in the market. This coffee maker can make as many as 12 cups of coffee, and the thermal cafe ensures that every cup tastes as well from the first to the very last. With a comfortable grip handle, you can easily pour your steaming hot coffee, right out of the carafe. The permanent charcoal water and the gold filter ensure that you get only the freshest coffee flowing through. With this coffee machine’s grind and selector control features, you can adjust the strength of your coffee, just as you like it.
What if you don’t feel like going through the struggle of brewing a cup of early morning coffee. In this case, this coffee maker gives you the program of making your coffee 24 hours in advance with the 24-hour programmable function. To save your electricity, the machine will turn off after 24 hours of inactivity. With the included measuring scoop, you will get the most accurate and best-flavored coffee ever, right out of the coffee machine in the office. Being able to make 12 cups of steaming hot, perfectly flavored coffee, this coffee maker is just the right one for your office.
Design: Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind Brew Coffee Maker
It’s likely that you will experience a strong sense of deja vu if you ever come into contact with the Cuisinart DGB-900 Burr Grind and Brew. That’s because this device resembles every Grind and Brew coffee maker Cuisinart has offered since the late 1990s in appearance. The DGB-900 might not be the pinnacle of exquisite industrial design, as are, for instance, goods from Technivorm, with its taller than wide proportions and blocky, squarish appearance.
Nevertheless, the appliance is elegantly covered in a brushed steel exterior with embellishments made of black plastic. The DGB-900 as a result will blend in with a variety of contemporary kitchen styles and colour schemes. Of course, the true issue you have maybe finding a space free to cram this enormous coffee maker. The Burr Grind and Brew is even taller than other enormous drip brewers like the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT (15.5 by 10 by 6 inches)
The Bunn Velocity Brew BT (15 by 7 by 13 inches), towering over counters at a height of 16.3 inches and measuring 8.3 inches wide by 11.6 inches deep. The Burr Grind and Brew isn’t exactly a lightweight, either—it weighs 9.5 pounds in total, including the product’s substantial 2-pound, 2-ounce thermal carafe.
About the Usability and Features
The Cuisinart DGB-900’s built-in burr grinder mechanism, which distinguishes it from conventional drip coffee makers, is understandably the primary cause of the device’s bulk. Burr grinders are intended to precisely crush coffee beans down to a fixed size rather than slicing and dicing based on gravity and random particle motion, and they often provide more consistent coarseness (or fineness) than bladed grinders. Unfortunately, purchasing one of these expensive bean-crunchers will probably cost you an additional $100 or more.
The Burr Grind and Brew aims to provide the best of both worlds without making any compromises by packing burr-grinding equipment for less than the price of an expensive drip brewer alone. A complex device with an alarming number of moving parts and components is the drawback of this method. A large, clear hopper that has a capacity of up to half a pound of entire coffee beans is mounted on top of the DGB-900. It’s a hard to miss feature that is square, bulbous, and projects approximately an inch above the machine’s head.
When the hopper’s lid is removed, sloping sides are seen, which methodically direct beans into the circular burr grinder’s jaws and its gear-like teeth. After that, processed coffee grinds are sent through a coffee chute, over the rotating filter basket cover, and into the gold filter basket. Similar to how it would be in a typical drip coffeemaker, the material is sprayed with hot water before being used for brewing.
Cleaning and Maintenance of Coffee Maker
As you might expect, the DGB-900’s variety of components require a little more attention, cleaning, and maintenance than straightforward drip coffee makers. Just a few large pieces that are simple to remove and wash by hand are used in even efficient machines like Technivorm Moccamasters. For instance, Cuisinart urges you to thoroughly clean the device’s coffee funnel, burr grinder, and hopper after each seven to ten usage.
To do this, the business even offers a unique brush/scoop tool. The Burr Grind and Brew’s control panel was kept clean and uncomplicated by Cuisinart, which makes it a machine that is rather simple to use. After adding whole coffee beans to the hopper, turning on the charcoal water filter (which is housed in a unique wand-shaped holder) within the DGB-900’s water tank, and dropping in the charcoal filter, you’re almost ready to brew a pot of fresh coffee.
The user discovered that filling the coffee maker’s water reservoir without spilling was the trickiest step in the brewing procedure. The tank’s mouth is constrained to a small channel that surrounds the hopper and grinding gear because of the size of the burr grinder on top.
Performance: Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind Brew Coffee Maker
Cuisinart praises the Burr Grind and Brew for its ability to grind the coffee, even going so far as to claim that it “grinds the coffee without influencing the integrity of the bean, so the true flavour is maintained.” That’s fine, but the way a coffee maker handles the grounds is the most important phase. The DGB-900 talks a fine game but routinely produces mediocre and weak batches of beer.
The physical performance of the equipment was tested scientifically, proving what my taste buds were telling me. The Burr Grind and Brew usually finished its brewing cycle in less than 8 minutes (7 minutes, 50 seconds), or 11 minutes and 48 seconds if you take into account the time it took to pulverise the coffee beans.
However, in terms of producing adequate heat another requirement the SCAA believes is essential for creating outstanding coffee the DGB-900 came close but fell short of the desirable 200 degrees Fahrenheit mark. Sadly, even at the two-minute point, I still found that the Cuisinart’s brew basket had temperatures below 150 degrees. Even worse, the machine’s grounds stayed around 185 degrees for most of the brewing operation, barely reaching their highest temperature of 193.1 degrees by minute 8.
Although the concept of combining a high-end burr coffee grinder and a high-quality drip brewer is incredibly alluring, I’m afraid to announce that the Cuisinart Burr Grind and Brew can’t quite achieve its lofty objective. The appliance let myself and the rest of the CNET appliance reviews crew down by producing pots full of thin, weak-tasting coffee, despite having a fancy bean processor and autonomous intelligence. The Cuisinart DGB-900 has a lot of parts, and cleaning them by hand isn’t enjoyable, especially if you do it as frequently as the handbook suggests (every 7 to 10 uses).