Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Thermal Coffee Maker 10-Cup Automatic

“Freshly Ground Coffee Everyday”

The Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Thermal Coffee Maker 10-Cup Automatic allows you to have a cup of freshly ground coffee every time you wake up each day without any fuss.

Available for less US$ 120 in the market, you can just add $30 to also get the Cuisinart GFT-B Gold Tone Coffee Filter, for a total of US$ 159. By just pre-setting the time, you can grind your coffee beans as well as brew coffee with a Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Thermal Coffee Maker 10-Cup Automatic.

Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Brushed Chrome

The coffee machine comes with a charcoal filter which effectively removes odors and chlorine which are usually associated with tap water. This coffeemaker also features a thermal carafe made of brushed stainless steel which is also insulated by a double wall. The Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Thermal Coffee Maker 10-Cup Automatic’s carafe can keep over 10 cups of 5 oz each of brewed coffee. You can also pour coffee into a cup while still brewing coffee by just pressing its brew-pause function.

If you just want to prepare less than 5 cups of coffee, just preset it at 1-4 cups. This setting vastly improves its heat and extraction function. The Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Thermal Coffee Maker 10-Cup Automatic is also easy to clean. Just remove its grinder when you want to clean it. This coffee machine just weighs 10 pounds and measures 15 x 8 x 7.5 inches. The Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Thermal Coffee Maker 10-Cup Automatic also features a timer which you can preset to your preferred time. This conveniently enables you to have a cup of coffee anytime you want.

Problems encountered with Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Thermal Coffee Maker 10-Cup Automatic

The Cuisinart DGB-600BC Grind and Brew Thermal Coffee Maker has several complaints from its users. The charcoal water filter ensures that your coffee is made with pure, sweet-tasting water, which is another big plus but among complaints received is the need to change its charcoal filter regularly to ensure that chlorine and odors coming from tap water are properly removed. You also have difficulty in clearly seeing the water level indication in its reservoir.

Another problem is the noise of the grinder – though as coffee grinders go, it’s really not that noisy. It can, however, be a rude awakening in a silent house until you get used to it.

Cuisinart’s claim that it is easy to clean is not accurate since you have to clean 7 parts of the coffee machine after each brew. This coffeemaker tends to overflow and flood your kitchen counter with coffee or water since its basket door opens often. Do not expect to have piping hot coffee at all times. If you want a cup of piping hot coffee, warm its carafe first before you brew your coffee. When pouring from the carafe, you need to pour at a much steeper angle for faster flow; otherwise, it can be really slow filling a cup with coffee. The coffee quality is also very weak.


  1. Karen Jones says

    I have this leaking problem, but switching to paper filters has not worked as that is what we mainly use.

  2. Anonymous says

    Hard water condition is a killer for these coffee makers. Once I started using reverse osmosis water, no minerals, problems stopped, so beware, if you have hard water, and don’t want to go to expense of putting in water purification system, then you better run vinegar through unit once a month to avoid major buildups.

  3. Lynn says

    Can anyone help me with the filter basket popping open in the middle of brewing? I saw it mentioned in the description of this model (DGB600BC) but haven’t been able to find any mention of it in several pages of discussion. The brewing just keeps happily spilling out; again all over the counter…
    I cleaned all the grooves I could see on the inside and sprayed it with WD40.

    i would personally even out the slant of the basket with a piece of plastic and then wrap a velcro tab around it to pull tight when I am brewing it, but my husband will not allow this on his counter at work.

    My only other thought is perhaps drilling into the casing and using a tiny little turnkey to lock it. I haven’t looked at the logisitics of that; never mind if he would approve it; it’s just the only other thing I can think of.

    Help please!!

  4. Mike says

    Anyone have this problem? I have gone through six of these grind and brew coffee makers, and if not for the grind feature, I would never buy another, but the coffee tastes great, the coffee maker stinks. The same problem has happened on every single unit, it stops brewing several times during cycle for full 10 cups. It gets worse and worse where it only stays on for a minute or less, so this is beyond frustrating. I keep the unit clean as possible, and used appropriate flush products which helps, but doesn’t eliminate the problem. I have even gone so far as to use reverse osmosis water which does help, but here is the real kicker, and this too has been consistent issue. To get it to go through total 10 cup setting, I have to hit the 4 cup button, go figure. The normal 10 cup cycle shuts off several times per pot, the 4 cup cycle goes through full 10 cups when working. Crazy, but for those suffering same problem, try the 4 cup cycle and see if it goes through the full 10 cup cycle.

  5. Hilde says

    I just bought a DGB-900BCC Grind and brew 6 months ago and had all sorts of problems with it not brewing a full pot the last months. So I tokk the coffee make turned it upside down over the sink to get all the water out of the lines. Then I ground a cup of rice…yes soak up all the oils from the beans in the grinder. DO NOT brew the rice.Just clean the grinder out thoroughly. The I took 1/4 cup of CLR in 11 1/4 cups of WARM water and ran it through. Bingo I got 12 cups with no stoppage. The I ran 4 pots of cold water and got a full pot without the annoying stoppage every 3 cups. I ground 1 cup worth of beans through the grinder to get rid of the rice powder and discarded. The first pot of coffee tasted GREAT!

  6. jan says

    Has anyone figured out how to eliminate the problem of clear water leaking out of the base of the 600 series? Everyday it leaks a lot of water out onto the countertop,the carafe fills abd brews a good cup of coffee. The problem is the cleanup afterward.

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