Cuisinart Grind and Brew DGB-300BK
Cuisinart DGB-300 Automatic
Grind and Brew 10-Cup Coffeemaker
I've had this coffee maker for about a year. I got it because of its grinding capability, making coffee from freshly ground beans for the ultimate flavor. I love the smell of the freshly brewed coffee in the morning.
It's been working very well, it is easy to use and seems like a sturdy, quality appliance. It has nice features, beeps if you forget to put certain part back in properly after washing or if you don't close the lid completely. You can use the grind feature or you can just brew coffee without grinding first. The thing that could be built better is part where you put water; it is designed a little too narrow so if you ever try to clean it, you'll need narrow brush or something since it is not removable like all the other parts.
It is supposed to have automatic cleaning and let you know when to clean it, so far it hasn't notified me yet and I've made coffee every single day for a year with it. Also, grinding is extremely loud so it is not recommended for early morning!
Other than being loud when grinding, I would say it is a solid performer and long lasting appliance that also looks nice on the counter. (Mine is in black)
I bought it for $39.99 when it was on sale at Linens and Things. Compared to other coffee makers I feel this was a decent price for a quality (and brand name) coffee maker that also grinds. You'd probably pay that or more if you had bought cheaper coffee maker of a less known brand and then grinder separately. I would not have bought it though if it was $100 like at some other locations, but that could be because I try to be realistic and spending that much on a coffee maker seems a bit much to me.
However, I feel that so far, it has been very reliable and it is very simple to use and paying a little more for a quality product always pays off in the long run.
I would recommend this product if it was reasonable price and rate it 7 out of 10. (It would have been higher if it was quiet when grinding)