Friday, October 21, 2011

Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Brewing System, Silver

Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Brewing System, Silver

Product Description

Perfect for both personal use and entertaining, this single-serve home-brewing system offers consumers fresh gourmet coffee, tea, hot cocoa and more in under one minute. Using Keurig K-Cup portion packs, this brewer’s innovative one-touch technology makes it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy a wide array of hot beverages.

Product Features

  • Large 80-ounce removable water reservoir eliminates the need for frequent refills
  • 5 cup sizes, including iced beverage setting and removable drip tray for tall travel mugs
  • Fully programmable blue backlit LCD with digital clock, auto on/off, and adjustable temperature
  • Includes: My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter, charcoal water filter, 12 K-Cup Portion Pack and instruction book
  • Measures 10.4 by 13.6 by 12.6 inches; 3-Year limited warranty

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 13.5 x 12.1 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0034J6QIY
  • Item model number: SS-700

Customer Reviews

Review 1:

This unit replaces a Keurig mini that I now us for travel. It makes a flavorful, hot cup of coffee. I have been a Keurig fan for three years. I purchased this machine in Feb. 2010 from BB&B. Like other readers, I have had a few pump problems when there seemed to be an air lock in the pump and water would not flow into the heating chamber. The instruction booklet tells you to turn it off and unplug the unit, then restart. I have found that when I refill the water tank I just need to make sure it is properly seated and tap it to make sure the water is getting into the hose that pumps it into the heating chamber. I also use the hot water feature the first "brew" after refilling the tank to make sure the pump is pulling water. (The easiest solution to the pump "problem" is to not take the water chamber off of the base and just refill it with a pitcher as needed.) I did some online research and found that this pump problem was suppose to have been fixed since I purchased my machine. I might have returned this machine for the newer "fixed" model if the BB&B where I purchased it had not closed. I love the coffee from this machine and have had no further pump issues since employing the solutions noted above.

Review 2:
I have been using a Keurig Platinum Machine for about a year now and had to replace it 2 times. Once for both hot and cold water draining out of the bottom of the unit and the second for making expresso size cups when I asked for the 11.25 oz. cup. I returned the Keurig and got this Brand New Cuisinart about 3 weeks ago. It works great, the water container is larger and the max cup size is 12oz. I get great cups of coffee and the machine works beautifully. I use regular tap water with the charcoal filters and the coffee taste is super. So far this machine is the best I have had and I think Cuisinart makes a superior product every time. You can make your own Kcups since Cuisinart has included one in the side of the machine for your delight at no extra cost.

Review 3:
Absolutely love this product. But I didn't when I first got it! The first couple of brews of coffee had a plastic taste to it. So I filled the tank, added two tablespoons of white vinegar, and brewed cleanly (no coffee) until the tank was empty. I then refilled the tank 2 more times, but without vinegar, and ran it through.

Now the coffee tastes great and I love this machine!!! 

Review 4:
I purchased the Cuisinart after going through 3 Keurig B70s and a Brevelle since Christmas, (all three were defective with pump problems and very LOUD.) The Brevelle 700 worked okay but had these really annoying flashing lights that flashed all the time "Open Head". The arrow lights were extremely bright and bothersome.
So far the Cuisinart SS700 works really well. Very little noise and the pump works just fine. I like the larger water tank and nothing flashes at me!

Review 5:
My wife and I began the "single serving" coffee maker quest 4 years ago. We went cheap at first, purchasing a Black & Decker unit for $56...what a disaster!!! Water all over the place and extremely disappointing flavor results. So we decided to quit messing...I do mean MESSING...around and got ourselves the Bunn "My Cafe'" for $350. We were satisfied with the results despite the noises it produced, but found that again, the inconsistency of the results due to varying fineness of the grind between different brands. Too course, it was weak, too fine, the machine had a heck of a time pushing through the water so you had to perform two cycles to get the amount of coffee we desired, plus it put a strain on the pump and discharge line. Well after a year or so, the inline check valve on the discharge line split...leaking water all inside the machine and all over the counter. We decided to get another one since overall we liked the results....and it worked fine, right up to the date we got the Cuisinart SS-700. The deciding factor was we were seeing that Pods were going the way of the Betamax...getting scarce, and expensive online (shipping etc). So I started making my own pods with the "Perfect Pod Maker"....what a pain in the %#*! It was time to make the
switch to the Keurig system! Friends of ours had gotten the basic model Keurig maker a year ago, we weren't particularly impressed with the flavor, plus the noise was horrid. So I did my research and found that the Cuisinart model consistently review positively, and one independent testing outfit said it was flat out the BEST...period. So we took the leap.

First off, it looks impressive! But as I found out, that impressiveness went way beyond it's looks. The initial set up was straight forward and effortless. Even setting up the clock/automatic functions was a piece of cake. My first actual test of it's coffee making abilities was with using the included My K-Cup reusable filter with the coffee I was using to make my own pods with.....ASTOUNDING!!!! 1000% difference in flavor. Plus the noise level was extremely low, it went through the cycle effortlessly. So I said, "okay, what will the pre-packaged cups do?" I was blown away! Fantastic flavor, the temperature was spot on, and virtually no mess. I have since brewed a dozen different flavors/brands, and each one becomes my new favorite....SOLD!!!

I have gone through this long, drawn out review to indicate that I have seen all the rest/best....folks, you CANNOT GO WRONG with this machine. It is the rare combination of not only looking wife LOVES that part, but we both are giddy about the results it produces. And it does so not sounding like a 747. I think what separates this unit from the others is the brewing temperature. All I know is that we are both rediscovering the pure pleasures of a good cup of coffee that is hassle free to make, from a unit that is pleasing to the eye. Take it from someone who has been on all sides of this "single server" equation... the Cuisinart SS-700 will bring you great coffee pleasure...end of sentence!!

Review 6:
Love this coffee maker! After several years of struggling with my Tassimo machine warranty issues and the difficulty of finding T-discs in my area, I decided to make the switch to a K-cup brewer. After reading many reviews, I decided to go with this Cuisinart model because of the 3 year warranty vs. the 1 year warranty of the Keurig brewers. And I am so pleased with this machine. Every cup of coffee has been perfect. Of course you have to experiment with which brand, flavor & strength of coffees you like, but what a luxury that is after having such a limited selection of T-discs before. My favorite feature of this machine is the iced coffee setting!! Now I can brew a quick serving of iced coffee without any hassle. You won't be sorry if you go with this brewer. My advice is to spend the extra few dollars and go for this one!!!

Review 7:
I just recently received my new Cuisinart SS-700 Keurig brewer directly from Green Mountain Coffee - I got it there because it was $20 cheaper than Amazon with my Café Express membership. Anyway... This is the best Keurig brewer out there. The quality is excellent and I like the fact that all plastic that touches water or coffee/tea is BPA-free. Also, I like that it holds 80 oz of water instead of 60 like my Keurig B-70 Platinum brewer that I just sold to my father-in-law. I purchased that one less than two months ago, but I really wanted the Cuisinart version at the time.

I have tried regular K-Cups (coffee/tea), iced tea K-Cups, and the included My K-Cup with Trader Joe's "Joe" coffee. All work very well with Cuisinart's "Keurig-Brewed(tm)" system. The three-year warranty doesn't hurt either. Buy this Keurig brewer - you won't be disappointed.

Review 8:
I did a lot of research before buying my SS Brewing system. There are several good names out there, and Keurig was one that I leaned toward. I was a bit leary after reading the many reviews stating that the Platinum unit was returned over and over due to a defect. The customer service sounded great, but who wants to make a purchase only to have it break down, and expect it to breakdown. I found the Cuisinart SS-700 and the more I read, the more convinced I became that this was the coffee maker for me. 3 year warranty can't be beat! Hope I never have to use it, but glad it's there.

I ordered it orginally from QVC just a day before I found it on The cost through QVC was $30.00 more + the shipping. I had FREE shipping with amazon, I received 12 sample K-cups to try, and the money I saved allowed me to buy some more K-cups!!!

It was a great deal, came with the k-cup for brewing my own coffee, and the instructions for set up and operation of the unit were very simple. I am so pleased with my purchase, and look forward to doing business with amazon in the future. Before you buy a Keurig, check out Cuisinart/Keurig. Same price paid as the Platinum series!

Review 9:
This is the best brewer by far for Keurig K Cup lovers! Extra big reservoir really does make a difference, quiet brewing, cute rinse option and the hot water for tea, hot chocolate etc without having to use the k-cup option is great! Looks terrific and after owning the keurig B60 and B70 previously that after awhile gave an unpredictable size cup of coffee no matter how much I de-scaled and cleaned and using a 3rd (not sure of model) one at work, the SS700 is my favorite by far!

Review 10:
I purchased this coffeemaker for the office. This is the only K-cup brewer that I have found that offers so many beverage sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12oz. It features a timer, do that it is ready to go when I arrive at the office, and is ready all day. It has a large 80 oz water tank, so I can refill it just once or twice a day. You can set a default beverage size, so you can just put in a K-cup, press Brew, and have a cup of coffee in less than 60 seconds. It has a hot water setting, and a rinse setting that dispenses 4oz of water to clean the brewing chamber of prior residue.

We brew coffee, hot chocolate, and tea with ours. The brewer comes with a My K-cup filter that stows away inside a door on the unit (You can use your own coffee/tea in the reusable filter)

The only downside I see is that sometimes, a few coffee grounds end up on the top edge of the brewing chamber and are somewhat difficult to clean.

Other Single Serve Bewing System Products:
Keurig B-70 B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System


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