First Impressions: Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker
We've been using the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker over the past week and we can say right away - this is an amazing single serve coffee maker, and perhaps one of the best single serve coffee pod brewers we've ever tested. At first we were a little taken back by the straight lines of the design, and the price at $199, but after a week of testing we think the brewer is more than worth it's weight in gold.
One of the things we really like is the brew methods. You can pick between bold or regular when using your favorite coffee or coffee pods, and it does really make a difference. The other big addition over other single serve coffee makers is the piston that squeezes out that last bit of coffee from the coffee pod at the end of the brew cycle, thus eliminating wet soppy coffee pods in the coffee pod holder.
We've been using mostly the Fratello coffee pods - Dixie Voodoo and the Yemen mocha coffee pods we recently reviewed, along with the Lavazza coffee pod that come with the machine. The coffee produced is a step above the coffee we usually get from the Bunn My Cafe or even the GPod coffee pod brewer.
Why? The brew method and time to brew a cup of coffee is greatly increased when using the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker. The SS-1 does a pulsing brew and wait method that can only be seen to be believed. The resulting coffee produced by this method has a very good flavor, and much richer in tone than the same coffee produced by the Bunn or Gpod (or even the Opod).
We could go on and on, but that's for the full review. If you're sitting on the fence wondering if the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker is for you. Don't sit any longer on said fence. This is an amazing machine right out of the gate, and we haven't been so excited about a single serve coffee maker that uses coffee pods and ground coffee in some time.
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