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Cuisinart DGB-650BC Grind & Brew Thermal 10-cup Coffee Maker

Over the years, Cuisinart has become known as a brand name that is synonymous with quality, durable home appliances. One of the types of appliances that Cuisinart has excelled in is coffeemakers.

Although the company has released a number of coffeemakers that also received not so good reviews and ratings from consumers, Cuisinart has also created some great coffeemakers over the years.

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One such coffeemaker is the Grind & Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker DGB-650BC. The DGB-650BC is more than just a coffeemaker, but it is a machine that makes life easier, more convenient, and, ultimately, more delicious.

Having received rave reviews from consumers and product rating websites, the Cuisinart Grind & Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker DGB-650BC is a great product that may just be the perfect coffeemaker for you. Keep reading to learn more about the DGB-650BC's features and customer opinions on the product.

Key features

What sets this coffeemaker apart from many of the others in the market is the fact that the DGB-650BC is both a coffeemaker and coffee-bean grinder, delivered in one sleek package. Throw the beans in and allow the machine to turn your coffee from bean to freshly brewed cups of coffee in one fell swoop. You can also turn the grinding function off for brewing pre-ground coffee.

- One of the best features of this machine is that it has 24-hour programmable settings for full automation.

- The thermal, double-wall insulated carafe can hold up to 10 cups of coffee.

- You can also set the coffeemaker to brew on 1 to 4 cups of coffee.

- The BrewPause feature allows you to take the carafe from the machine mid-brew to have a cup of coffee before returning the carafe to complete the brewing process.

- An automatic shut off feature helps save energy by shutting the coffeemaker off once the brew process is complete.

- A gold tone commercial style permanent filter and charcoal water filter helps ensure quality coffee taste.

Overall, the DGB-650BC has many of the features that make a coffeemaker great.


* Grind & Brew makes coffee brewing simple - Consumers really enjoy the grind and brew configuration of this coffeemaker, because it is like you are getting two machines in one package. The machine also has features for turning the grinding on or off depending on whether you use coffee beans or pre-ground coffee.

* Automation makes life easy - Another advantage of the DGB-650BC is that you have full 24-hour programmability. This means you can set the coffeemaker to start grounding and brewing just in time for your breakfast, dessert time, or your arrival at the office. The BrewPause feature also helps by automatically pausing the brew mid-cycle so you can grab a cup of coffee when you're in a rush or you simply want to taste the quality of your brew.

* Great improvement over previous versions - Consumers who have owned the previous version (DGB-600BC) of the DGB-650BC have said that Cuisinart did a great job of improving the design and function of the machine while eliminating the flaws of the DGB-600BC.

* Sleek, modern design - The DGB-650BC also has a great design with its stainless steel and black finish.


* Can be difficult to clean - One of the major complaints of consumers is that this coffeemaker can be difficult to clean. First of all, you may have to clean the coffeemaker daily to ensure that the grinder is clean and the coffee "cake" doesn't clog up the brewer. Second, the DGB-650BC can be difficult to clean because there are many parts to disassemble and clean.

* Automation may not work perfectly - Some consumers have had troubles with the automation features of the DGB-650BC. Some of these problems include the need to level the coffee in the filter after the grounding, as well as the brewer getting clogged and refusing to release brewed coffee into the carafe.


- thermal carafe with 10-cup capacity
- nice design
- automation
- grind and brew in one machine
- much better than the previous version
- 3-year warranty
- quality coffee taste
- good price


- difficult to disassemble and clean
- clogging
- not completely automated

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Oct 03, 2014
terrible NEW
by: Anonymous

This coffee maker is terrible. Every time you make a pot of coffee you have to take it apart and clean and dry it. It would take less time to go to a coffee shop and get a cup. The grounds pour out over the filter so there is always grounds in the carafe. It is cheaply made and loud. The only reason I gave this maker 2 stars is because the thermal carafe is nice.

Jul 13, 2014
by: Matt Hill

I originally purchased this coffee maker from Kohl's for $249.00 as a birthday present for my wife in June of 2012. By December of 2012 we were on the phone with Cuisinart getting a replacement because the computer went on the fritz. Oh, by the way did I mention that it is a $10.00 dollar charge for the replacement plus another $30.00 shipping. By the numbers, this 6 month old coffee pot has now cost $289.00. Just before her birthday in June of 2013, the lid became warped and could no longer press the safety button down completely so once again we were on the phone with Cuisinart and you guessed it, $10.00 warranty fee and another $30.00 shipping. By the numbers we are now at $319.00. Just after Christmas of 2013 the lid on this one warped, soooo, You guessed it again, back on the phone with Cuisinart and another $10.00 plus another $30.00 for shipping. By the numbers, we are up to $359.00. Now it is early July and we are at the 6 month mark and just like clock work, the damn lid warped again. I am sick and tired of this piece of crap costing me money and I hope this review helps someone else make the right decision. DON'T BUY THIS COFFEE MAKER!!!!!!!!!

Mar 26, 2014
Stay with Mr Coffee NEW
by: Randy Howard

Company is going to hell. Product is a piece of crap. Mr Coffee is getting us back!!!!!!

Sep 08, 2012
not happy
by: Anonymous

I have three issues with this coffee maker. One - it is extremely LOUD when grinding the coffee. Two- cofee is not hot enough and Three - difficult to clean. If I knew these things I would not have purchased it. I am going back to my old Mr. Coffee.

Apr 19, 2012
Anyone else have ghosts?
by: Sherry

The title may confuse but this was my thought each and every time this machine started turning it self on at unexplainable times. We hardly even use the grind feature being it is so messy and if you have fresh beans they stick to the grinder, but this machine continues to start grinding whenever for whatever reason. Then, you make coffee, come back after the beep and it is all over the COUNTER!!!!!....oh and dont ever forget to put the plastic cover over the filter basket because then it won't actually get the beans wet! Vey disappointed in this machine, Only reason it gets a two??? Because when it does work properly the temp is outstanding. (I like hot coffee.)

Feb 01, 2011
clean up is a pain
by: Chris

The machine works fine and it makes great coffee. However, getting the two piece grinder out of the machine requires a pair of vice grips! This is such a problem that I frequently don't use the grinder and put in preground coffee and turn off the automated grinder! For that I could have bought the $20 Mr. Coffee! Until this problem is fixed in the next generation I will not buy another Cuisinart!

Jun 29, 2010
Don't buy
by: Anonymous

I switched from my regular coffee machine to this one because I wanted the thermal carafe. Well, that works fine, but the machine is messy. Steam gets into the grinder making a big mess. Coffee drips when taking out the basket section, making a mess on the counter top. The basket for ground coffee is too small and even when filling with the required amount of coffee, it is difficult to pull out the filter because it is soaked to the bones and coffee grounds spill everywhere. I am taking this one back and looking for something better.

Jun 22, 2010
$160 Countertop Fire Hazard
by: Anonymous

We we're looking for a coffee maker that was programmable, had a thermal carafe, a grind feature and was made by a company with a good reputation. We settled on this model which functioned fine for 3 months.
Granted it was loud and a bit cumbersome to clean—lots of pieces with the grinder, but it was one less appliance on the counter and you still have the option to use ground coffee.
Then suddenly one day it began to sporadically turn on. It happened 3 times before we unplugged it, the next day it seemed ok at first but then the grinder started up again within a few minutes. On day three we gave up after it started to smell funny. It’s covered under warranty, but the company requests $20 to ship out a replacement and we will need to pay to ship the defective machine to them. I’ve checked online and there are lots of similar stories—there is a problem with Cuisinart machines!

Jun 08, 2010
great when it works
by: Anonymous

I love this coffer maker all except this is our 2nd one and it has now stopped working. If anyone accidently put in to much coffee (like 1T) it overflows and then it doesn't work. We had a free Gevalia for 4 years.... I just don't get how it can be that sensitive!!! But when it works, makes great coffee and I love the caraffe.

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