Cuisinart is a household name when it comes to kitchen appliances, and it even has even made some of the best coffee pod machines, that have passed the test of time, one such machine is the Cuisinart SS-10 Premium.
As its name suggests this machine is really a premium product, it outputs excellent coffee consistently and will last you for a long long time. While it has premium quality and performance, the price doesn’t correspond to those, keeping an affordable price point, further adding to the value of the product. The Cuisinart SS-10 Premium has a large water tank, it heats and brews coffee pretty fast, it does that particular task one at a time though, it is compatible with K-Cup pods and you can brew from your own ground coffee, and it has a great water filter.
The design of the Cuisinart SS-10 Premium is very stylish with an all-plastic body with some stainless steel parts. For its plastic parts, it has used a steel look on the front and black on the sides and the back. The water tank is on the left side of the device and it doesn’t get in the way, on the right-hand side there is the control panel with a small monochrome LCD panel with programmable clock, auto on/off, brew temperatures and brew sizes, right under the control panel you have three more buttons, the Hot Water button acts as a hot water dispenser for your teas or hot cocoa, the brew button for starting the brewing process and the rinse button instantly cleans the inside of the brew chamber between brews, I particularly liked this feature because I am nit-picky with my coffee.
The Cuisinart SS-10 Premium is very easy to use, a very fool-proof device. Just fill the water tank insert your coffee pod or fill your HomeBarista reusable pod with your own choice of freshly grounded coffee, choose the settings from the intuitive LCD screen and press brew. Your coffee will be brewed in a matter of seconds, in any size you choose from 4-oz to 12-oz. You also have the option to choose between hot or extra hot setting, which outputs coffee at 191 degrees Fahrenheit, which is adequate for most enthusiasts taste buds. Also, it is worth stating that this machine is equipped with a charcoal water filter, which I found to enhance the flavor of the coffee.
Before testing I read tons of comments about the machine, the majority of the buyers stated that the machine is fairly easy to clean, and they were absolutely right. All the components of the brewer can be removed for easy cleaning and are all dishwasher safe, but you can easily wash them in hand if you want. When the time comes, you will spot the de-scale icon on the LCD screen and reading out from the user manual you can do it in a breeze.
No machine can really compete with the reliability and the quality of the Cuisinart SS-10 Premium, a dream machine.