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The cuisinart ss-700 comes complete with 12 K-Cups to get you started, plus a “My K-Cup”, which is a reusable coffee pod that lets you use your own coffee grounds with the SS700 – a handy extra that further expands the potential use of the machine and could save you money to boot.
The cuisinart ss-700 also has environmentally friendly power options too. Simply set the machine to “auto off” and after a short period of inactivity the SS-700 will power itself down. In addition to the strength settings and auto off feature there is also an option to select different temperature ranges for each drink you make. This is particularly useful when making tea, for example, as tea generally calls for higher brewing temperatures than coffee. This is also useful if you like to be able to drink your coffee immediately, without waiting for it cool down. The SS-700 can also be programmed with a timed start, so that it is prepared in advance when you arrive downstairs in the morning. Once pre-prepared in this way you can be enjoying your morning coffee in as little as one minute of entering the kitchen – great for those of us who can’t function without our first cup of joe!
In order to enjoy your cofee at it’s very best we suggest you pay close attention to the quality of the water that you use when brewing. Water hardness and chemical balance can greatly affect the taste of your coffee. With other single cup coffee makers you generally need to use pre-filtered water when brewing, but Cuisinart have thoughtfully included a replaceable charcoal water filter in the cuisinart ss-700. This will effectively remove not only chlorine and other chemicals from the water you use, but should also extend the life of your SS-700 by ensuring scale is less likely to build up over time. Obviously it’s important to change the filter to preserve it’s effectiveness and Cuisinart recommend that you do this every 60 days.
The K-Cup coffee pods that the SS-700 not only seal in the coffee freshness, for a great full flavor, but they also ensure that each cup is exactly measured identically, for a consistent cup every time.
In all the cuisinart ss-700 is a feature-laden single cup coffee maker that, when teamed with the variety and great tastes of K-Cups, makes for a winning product. It looks great on your kitchen counter-top, and leaves little mess to deal with afterwards. If we had a complaint, it is one that is common to many single serve machines – the coffee pods are just darn expensive when compared to loose ground coffee. In our opinion the cuisinart ss-700 wins out in this respect too by providing a reusable pod to let you use coffee from whatever source you like!
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