Cuisinart coffee maker ratings can be found on CNET, Consumer Research and Good Housekeeping. As of 2015, CNET gives the Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew Thermal a 2-1/2-star rating out of five stars.
CNET gives this coffeemaker top ratings for being a two-in-one grinder and brewer as well as keeping the coffee hot in a thermal carafe. However, some cons include the maker having several separate parts that need to be cleaned regularly and an unwieldy size. Additionally, CNET claims the coffee this model produces is sub-par and weak.
Good Housekeeping gives the Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew an A rating, listing the easy access to the filter basket, automatic shut-off and quick brew time as some of the coffeemaker's best features. However, reviewers agreed that the tricky controls and the inability to wash the carafe in the dishwasher are both cons.
Consumer Research reviews the Cuisinart coffeemaker on its performance, usability and appearance. This site notes that the attractiveness of the unit and its ability to create fresh-ground coffee is offset by its noisiness and lack of durability. Furthermore, Consumer Research says that this coffeemaker requires frequent cleaning to keep both the grinder and the brewer portions of the machine working properly.