The Cuisinart Coffee Maker line is part of the same company you think of when you think of food processors. Founded in 1971, Cuisinart was founded on a love of gourmet foods and desire to simplify complex French cooking for Americans. Over the decades, the company has seen its ups and downs but it has expanded into a dizzying array of kitchen and household products and appliances.
Below are the chapters of our Buyers Guide. We are offering a complete look at the company’s line of coffee machines. We evaluate each based on its technology, design, useability, craftsmanship, company support and value.
Known for pioneering user-centric appliance design in the 1970s, we look at whether they transferred that skill to espresso and coffee machines. With touch competition in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and other places holding decades more experience we ask if this is the best place to put your money or your coffee beans.
We ask, did Cuisinart do for Italian espresso what they did for French cooking? While the answer is complicated, they have managed to produce a broad array of products at a range of price points. Given that we are The Coffee Insider, we also took a deep look at their line of espresso makers and burr coffee grinders.
We will explain in detail each of their product lines. They are best known for the Coffee Center products. But, we also dive into the Burr Grind and Brew, line, the Programmable Coffee Maker line, PurePrecision and Pure Brew products. Each coffee maker has its pros and cons, however Cuisinart does a very good job of balancing the tradeoffs.