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Cuisinart DGB-500 12-Cup Coffee Maker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Cuisinart DGB-500 12-Cup Coffee Maker. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are overall positive, whereas views are divided on the design. There are some negative comments about the capacity and durability.

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maintenance, noise, price, durability, capacity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Cuisinart DGB-500 12-Cup Coffee Maker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: beachballs (

For Fresh Brewed Coffee.. this one is a winner


Nice Coffee maker and ease of operation.

Would like a finer grinding selection

May, 2007

Consumer review by: 123 (

I hate this coffe pot.


Easy to pour the water into the reservoir.

Major clean up before every brew.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: savyshopper (

3 too many


Automatic grind and brew with timer settings

Owned three (replaced), functions ware out too quickly

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: radar (

grinder basket hard to remove


makes very good coffee

more clean up than other coffee makers I've had

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Ken (

Very good Coffee maker but be prepared to spend time washing


Makes Excellent coffee, grind fresh beans, auto timer brew

Takes time to clean all the accessories

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: (

Grinder Design needs work


Less Cleaning than most

Grinder wears too Quickly. We had to replace ours all ready

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: HBALT (

Enjoying Each Cup of Coffee Brewed With Our Cuisinart


When it came time to buy another coffee maker we did our research. We decided on the Cuisinart Grind and Brew DGB-500 Coffee Maker. After six months, we are still happy with our purchase. We chose to get a coffee maker that grinds, for the first time. ...

Can use ground or whole bean coffee, great features, yet simple to use.

Brews a weaker cup of coffee. You will hear the grinder.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: kevdog77 (

Incredibly Disappointing


I love/need a good cup of coffee in the morning, and so the idea of a grind and brew all-in-one coffee maker seemed like a great idea to me. I had a coffee maker, and next to it I had a grinder. I thought it would be great to combine these two...

The carafe pours well

Loud, poorly designed, hard to clean

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: byrdluvr (

Not good!


I drink black coffee and don't like canned, pre-ground coffee. It is bitter and often stale. So, I've been using a coffee grinder daily for years. I know exactly how many beans and how much water to use. When I saw that there were coffee makers...

Melitta: 7 different grinding options. Easy to use & clean. FM weather alert.

Cuisinart: grinds course. Wouldn't turn on automaticaly, had to start manually. Beeper wouldn't shut off.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Bruguru (

My Daily Grind (and Brew)


So, you thought beer was the only brew we drink Chez Bruguru? You thought wrong. In reality, we drink more coffee than we do beer, I myself accounting for two large cups each morning. Of coffee. Not beer. Ahem. And I like my coffee strong, freshly...

Programmable, grinds whole beans, sturdy

Can be hard to clean, really a ten cup maker, loud

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

CusinArt DGB-500W Grind and Brew Coffee Maker - The fundamental concept behind Cuisinart's Grind and Brew system is preservation of flavor. When coffee beans are freshly ground, the natural oils that result contribute to the natural, complex flavor. As ground coffee sits, these oils dissipate and their unique properties fade. By integrating a grinder into the coffee maker, you're assured of getting the optimal flavor from the coffee bean. Re-useable Gold-tone filter Charcoal filter helps filter impurities from water Grind off (turns off the grinder in case you have coffee) Brew Pause Comfort-grip handle Taste Keeper lid keeps your coffee fresher, longer Self-clean setting with a time-to-clean monitor Power Cord Storage Color - WHITE