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Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal

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Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal

Product Features

  • 12-Cup automatic coffeemaker with built-in automatic bean grinder
  • Fully programmable with adjustable auto-shutoff from 0 to 4 hours, Brew Pause, 1- to 4-Cup setting, and grind-off option for using pre-ground coffee
  • Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through.
  • Includes measuring scoop and instruction booklet
  • Product built to North American Electrical Standards

Product Description

Grind and Brew Coffeemaker


Retire your alarm clock and wake up instead to the rich aroma of freshly ground, just brewed coffee, with the Cuisinart Grind & Brew Automatic Coffeemaker. This deluxe 12-cup model offers the best of Cuisinart’s expert coffeemaking technology to deliver unsurpassed ease of use and rich full-bodied coffee flavor. With streamlined European styling and a graceful carafe, it’s a beautiful addition to any kitchen.

A perfect addition to any modern kitchen, this 12-cup automatic coffeemaker grinds whole beans right before brewing to produce a fresh and flavorful pot of coffee. Its 24-hour full programmability means the unit can be set for “wake-up” coffee or for having coffee ready when it’s time to serve dessert–without having to get up from the table. In addition, its brew-pause function makes it possible to sneak a cup before the end of the brewing cycle.

The Grind & Brew Coffeemaker features a separate grinding assembly and filter chamber to make beans easy to add and used grounds easy to remove. A convenient “grind off” control turns the grinder off when preground coffee is used.

Smaller amounts can be brewed without any loss of flavor thanks to the units 1- to 4-cup setting. For added convenience, the coffeemaker provides a large control panel, adjustable automatic shut-off from zero to four hours, and a 12-cup (5 ounces each) glass carafe with a generous stay-cool handle and drip-free pouring spout.

Accessories include a gold-tone commercial-style permanent filter and a charcoal water filter for removing impurities. The sleek-looking coffeemaker measures 12 by 9-4/5 by 17-1/2 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty.

A charcoal water filter and a permanent commercial-style gold tone coffee filter allow only pure flavor to flow through, and the popular Brew Pause feature lets you sneak a cup before the cycle is finished.

Product Parts and Benefits

  1. Reservoir Cover with Release Button
    Flips back for easy filling of the water reservoir and access to the grinder compartment.

  2. Showerhead (not shown)
    Distributes water evenly over coffee, reducing temperature loss as water passes through grounds.

  3. Control Panel
  4. Control Panel

    • Clock/LCD Display
      Displays time of day and Auto On times.
    • On/Off button with LED Indicator
      Manually turns coffeemaker on or off.
    • Audible Tone
      An audible tone sounds 5 times when brew cycle is complete.
    • 1-4 Cup Setting
      Improves extraction, flavor and temperature when brewing fewer than 5 cups.
    • Hour and Minute Buttons
      Use to program clock and Auto On function.
    • Grind Off Button with LED Indicator
      Turns off the grinder when using pre-ground coffee.
    • Program Button with LED Indicator
      Sets and/or displays programmed Auto On time.
  5. Control Panel
  6. Filter Basket Compartment

    • Filter Basket
    • Filter Basket Cover
    • Cuisinart Gold Tone Commercial (Dishwasher Safe)
    • Style Filter
  7. Filter Basket Door

  8. Filter Basket Door Release Button

  9. Brew Pause
    Stops flow of coffee from basket when carafe is removed (20 seconds max) from resting plate, so a cup can be poured in mid-brew, if desired.

  10. Measuring Scoop with Brush

  11. Carafe
    The easy-pour, dripless, 12-cup carafe has an ergonomic handle and brewed coffee markings for two to twelve cups.

  1. Cord Storage

  2. Warming Plate
    Scratch resistant with nonstick coating.

  3. #4 Basket Paper Filters included

  4. Water Reservoir with Water Level Indicator

  5. Charcoal Water Filter
    Charcoal water filter eliminates chlorine, bad tastes and odors from tap water.

  6. BPA Free
    All materials that come in contact with coffee or water are BPA free.

  7. Grinder Basket Lid
    Use the recess on each side of the lid to remove lid for easy addition of beans. Note: Lid must be in place for unit to operate.

  8. Grinder Basket


Special Features

  • Automatically grinds whole beans before brewing
  • 24-hour fully programmable
  • 12-cup (5 ounces each) glass carafe
  • Brew Pause™ feature lets you enjoy a cup before brewing has finished
  • Adjustable auto-shutoff (0-4 hours)
  • Grind-off feature
  • 1 to 4-cup feature
  • Gold tone commercial style permanent filter
  • Charcoal water filter removes impurities
  • Limited 3-year warranty

The Perfect Cup of Coffee


Element 1: Water
Coffee is 98% water. The quality of that water is as important as the quality of your coffee. If water doesn’t taste good from the tap, it won’t taste good in your coffee. That’s why Cuisinart has added a water filter to the Grind & Brew Coffeemaker. The charcoal filter removes chlorine, bad tastes, and odors, for the purest coffee flavor, every time you brew.

Element 2: Coffee
While coffee is 98% water, all of the flavor comes from the beans. To achieve the same great taste you enjoy at a coffee bar, you need to use the same quality of coffee.

Buy the beans fresh and whole, only about two weeks’ supply at a time for maximum freshness. Once the coffee bean is broken, its flavor degrades very quickly. That’s why the Grind & Brew grinds your coffee just prior to brewing. If it is not practical to buy small supplies, separate larger amounts of beans into one to two week portions immediately after purchase, and freeze them in airtight containers.

The best way to maximize freshness is to minimize exposure to air, light, and moisture. So, once beans have been removed from the freezer, maintain them in a sealed container at room temperature, since damaging condensation occurs every time the beans are removed from the freezer or refrigerator. Note that some coffee experts advise against freezing dark-roast beans, because freezing can cause the oils to coagulate. Other experts disagree. We suggest you experiment and decide for yourself.

Element 3: Grind
The grind is critical for proper flavor extraction. If the grind is too fine, over-extraction and bitterness will result. Too fine a grind may also clog the filter. If grind is too coarse, the water will pass through too quickly and the maximum flavor will not be extracted. The Grind & Brew is preset for a medium grind, the optimal grind for this type of coffeemaker.

Element 4: Proportion
Coffee that is too strong or too weak is always a disappointment. Follow the recommended portions of ground coffee in the instructions included with every Grind & Brew, and later adjust the amount to suit your taste. The Grind & Brew makes up to twelve (12) 5-ounce cups of coffee

List Price: $ 185.00

Savings: 106.31

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Customer Reviews

291 of 297 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent coffee maker – so far!, July 7, 2010
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This review is from: Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal (Kitchen)
I had an earlier version of the 10-cup Cuisinart Grind and Brew that lasted more than 3 years. It made an awesome pot of coffee. I read online reviews of this and similar grind and brews from Cuisinart that made me nervous that I wouldn’t get as good a product as I had last time. I looked closely at other brands and other versions of grind and brews and decided based on my own experience with the last one I bought, I’d give this model a shot. So far I have not had any problems that other people have mentioned. Yes, there are more parts to take apart, clean and put back together than a regular coffee maker. But the superior taste of the coffee you get from the grind and brew is absolutely worth the extra couple minutes of prep time it takes. Besides, I was used to it from the previous model I owned. So that is not an issue. I read other reviews about the hinge not closing or popping open during the brew cycle, or leaking. I have not had ANY of those issues. NOTE: One reviewer said to read ALL the instructions carefully and follow the directions and that’s what I did. Most important thing to remember here is you have to be sure to keep the handle of the gold filter basket facing the front of the coffee maker. Last – I saw some reviewers complain of the noise as it grinds the coffee beans. This version of the grind and brew is noticeably more quiet than the last one I had, so no issue there either. All in all, I am VERY glad I purchased this product. I love it!


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179 of 191 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Coffeemaker, January 16, 2010
Marya (New York) – See all my reviews

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This review is from: Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal (Kitchen)
A very nice, straightforward coffemaker, makes good coffee with pre-ground beans, can be programmed to start when you want. A nice feature is that it can also be programmed to shut down when you want — either right after brewing or up to 2 hours later. A bit on the noisy side, even without the grinder function on. Initial setup is easy. Please note that if you do not close *and latch* the reservoir cover, the machine will beep constantly and not brew until you do. Drove me crazy for about 15 minutes until I noticed that the cover wasn’t fully latched. Although it does tell you that in the instruction manual, it’s not immediately evident — it’s a line in the middle of lengthy instruction under #6 “Close Reservoir Lid”, on page 8.

Update on Feb. 1, 2010
It was a learning curve to figure out how many scoops of whole beans to add for a good cup of coffee. A small scoop is included, with instructions to use one scoop per cup. However, the grind on this machine is fairly coarse, so it comes out a bit weaker than I’m used to. Adding a bit more each time took me over the top to “bitter,” so it’s hard to find a balance. I’m afraid I enjoy pre-ground coffee in this coffeemaker more than whole-bean.


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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Grind-and-Brew for the Price, June 2, 2010
Rogue (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal (Kitchen)
I am very pleasantly surprised by this machine. It replaced a 3 year-old Cuisinart grind-and-brew that just stopped working one morning. I intended to buy one of the expensive burr-grinder models from Capresso when I found this one on clearance at a warehouse club for fifty dollars. I figured for a quarter of the price of the Capresso it was worth a shot – if I didn’t like it I could always take it back. I am so happy that I tried it!

Compared to my old Cuisinart this one is much, much quieter. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still loud, but it’s more like the sound of a truck driving by while my old one sounded like a jet engine taking off. I attribute the quietness to the much thicker grinding chamber on this model. I think it holds in place better, reducing the vibration noise. Maybe a burr grinder model would be quieter; I don’t know. The burr grinders I have used make noise at a lower frequency – so they sound different, but not necessarily quieter.

The coffee tastes great! The warming plate / glass carafe keeps the coffee hot enough for my taste. Might not be hot enough for some – I don’t like my coffee scalding hot. The grounds in the basket get well saturated during the brewing process, so you don’t have to use an excessive amount of coffee beans to get a strong pot.

The only drawback is the need to clean the machine after each use. I’m used to it, because my old Cuisinart was the same way, but I can see the attraction of a burr grinder model that you don’t have to constantly wash. The cleaning process is easy. Everything pops out easily and cleans up quickly, but there are several parts that have to be washed. The instructions say you can run the parts through the dishwasher, but when I did that with my old Cuisinart the plastic eventually developed a white residue that took a while to scrub off – so I’m not going to use the dishwasher with this model.

Overall I am very happy with this purchase. It is inexpensive, relatively quiet, has good programming features, and makes a good pot of coffee. Having a 12-cup capacity is great!


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