Cuisinart SS-10 Review 2023

The Cuisinart SS-10 is the brand’s answer to Keurig’s formidable lineup of single serve coffee machines.

This feature-packed brewer comes with exceptional temperature controls, effortless programming, a large water reservoir, and the versatility to brew fantastic coffee from ground coffee or K Cups.

The Cuisinart SS-10 has an ultra-modern design that can put the wow factor in any kitchen counter.

Despite the many positive customer reviews, we still find it crucial to give our honest review of the Cuisinart SS-10 Single Serve Coffee Maker to give potential buyers a better understanding of what they will get.

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Cuisinart SS-10 Premium Single-Serve Coffeemaker

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  • Effortless to program and use
  • Exceptional K cup and ground coffee compatibility
  • Large-capacity water reservoir


  • Longer brewing time than other single-serve coffee machines
  • No carafe


Cuisinart SS 10


Key Features

  • Brew Sizes: 12 oz, 10 oz, 8 oz, 6 oz, and 4 oz
  • Coffee Types: Ground coffee and K Cups with Cuisinart HomeBarista Reusable Filter Cup
  • Water Reservoir: 72 oz removable, transparent with charcoal water filter
  • Control Interface: Buttons with blue-backlit LCD screen
  • Programmable Brewing: Yes, up to 24 hours
  • Temperature Control: Yes, Hot and Extra Hot
  • Hot Water Function: Yes
  • K Cup Compartment: Yes
  • Dimensions: 11.03 x 9.33 x 12.13 inches
  • ·Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Other Features: Removable drip tray, BPA free materials, rinse feature


Coffee K Cup Compatibility

People will never worry about the single K Cup coffee flavors they use with the Cuisinart SS-10 because it is compatible with any brand of single cup pod brand on the market.

The Cuisinart Single Serve brewer accommodates K Cups from Keurig and other companies, while sufficiently versatile to give users the chance to make their coffee styles.

This coffee machine comes with the ingenious Cuisinart HomeBarista Reusable Filter Cup drinkers can fill with fresh coffee grounds, tea, or any coarsely ground ingredient.

User-friendly Control Interface

There is no second-guessing the coffee settings one programs in the coffee machine because the LCD display is large and high-contrast with its blue backlighting.

The Cuisinart SS-10 Single Serve coffee brewer only has three control buttons: MENU, arrow up, and arrow down for toggling through the temperature and cup size settings.

Coffee drinkers can program the brewer to power on and off automatically and switch between Hot and Extra Hot coffee temperatures with the SS10’s excellent temperature control.

There is no second-guessing the ideal brewing temperature because the Cuisinart SS-10’s advanced temperature control system automatically adjusts the hot water temperature.

A touch of the Menu button presents coffee drinkers with a selection of five beverage sizes, giving users instant access to their preferred brew size.

There is a 4 oz brew size for modest coffee drinkers and a 12 oz travel mug size for those who need sufficient caffeine in their veins.

Of course, one can always choose from 6 oz, 8 oz, and 10 oz cup beverages sizes, press the Brew button, and the Cuisinart SS-10 will start brewing instant coffee.

The drip is sufficiently high from the removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.

Thoughtful Programs

It may not have the complete feature suite of fully programmable coffee makers, but the Cuisinart SS-10 can go head-to-head with other coffee makers at this price point.

There is a dedicated Hot Water button for people who need hot water for soup, tea, and hot cocoa.

The Cuisinart SS-10 coffee maker also has an easy-touch Rinse feature that instantly cleans the brew chamber without disassembling the unit.

Brewing a hot cup of coffee is also a cinch with the Cuisinart SS-10 Premium’s Auto Brew function accessible via the Brew button.

Large-capacity Water Reservoir

Most single serve coffee makers have a water reservoir capacity of 60 oz or less.

The Cuisinart SS-10 coffee maker comes with a removable 72-ounce water reservoir.

The Cuisinart Premium Single Serve also features a charcoal filter in the water reservoir to ensure the water tastes great for the coffee.

Cleaning the removable 72 ounce water reservoir is also a breeze.

The Cuisinart SS-10 water reservoir is also transparent, allowing users to know if it requires refilling.

K Cup Pod Compartment

Where many Keurig coffee makers fail, Cuisinart

coffee makers excel.

The Cuisinart SS-10 coffee maker has a compartment inside of the brew unit to accommodate the HomeBarista Reusable Filter Cup and several K cups.

Users can fill the reusable K cup with their favorite ground coffee.

Who Is It For?

The Cuisinart SS-10 single cup coffee maker is an excellent choice for anyone who enjoys single cups of coffee in different sizes.

It has a space-saving design for people living in small apartments, offices, and other houses where counter space is a rarity.

The Cuisinart SS-10 Premium also has a friendlier price than Keurig or any other single serve coffee maker brand, making it suitable for budget-conscious coffee drinkers.

Its hot water button is also perfect for people who love instant coffee, soup, tea, hot cocoa, milk, and other hot beverages.

Potential Drawbacks

While the Cuisinart SS-10 coffeemaker has admirable features, one cannot help wonder why it takes considerable time to brew a cup of coffee.

Most coffee makers can deliver a cup of coffee in a few minutes.

When you combine the extended brewing time with the coffee maker’s lack of a carafe, making delicious cups of coffee for several people is a waiting game.

Although we love the elegant, chrome-accented exterior, the SS10’s body remains plastic.

The good news is that it is BPA-free.



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Cuisinart SS-10 Premium Single-Serve Coffeemaker

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Some customer reviews label the Cuisinart SS-10 single cup coffee maker the Keurig slayer.

With the SS-10 single cup coffee maker’s stunning looks, five beverage sizes, 72 oz removable water reservoir, and good value for the price point, we find ourselves in total agreement.

The SS10 is one of the best K cup coffee makers one can buy.



Does Cuisinart use K Cups?

Yes, you can use Keurig K Cup pods or any other brand of K cup pods with the Cuisinart SS-10 coffee maker.

This single cup coffee maker also has the HomeBarista Reusable Cup, which you can fill with ground coffee or tea to produce an excellent cup of coffee or for a travel mug.

What kind of pods does Cuisinart use?

The Cuisinart SS-10 uses single cup coffee pods, including Keurig’s K Cup pods and coffee pods from other brands.

Since the SS-10 also has the HomeBarista Reusable Cup, making a delicious cup of coffee from any source is a cinch.


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