Cuisinart SS-700BK Single Serve Brewing System

Best Single Serve Coffee Maker for Thirsty Families

Why people love it
  • Works wonderfully well
  • Convenient design and operation
  • Users tend to love it

Some users report continued issues with the descale indicator continually popping up. And a few report the machine wearing out long before they feel it’s acceptable.


This is the best single-serve coffee maker if you have a lot of coffee drinkers in your house, but you all enjoy something a little different. We chalk that up to the 80-ounce water reservoir. Yes, it’s removable, but you won’t have to haul it back and forth too often. There’s also a descale icon to remind you to clean it.

There are a fair amount of settings to play with, but if you want to just push a button – you can do that too. You’ll have the perfect cup in less than 1 minute and you can also brew an iced beverage too. Plus, you can save a few bucks by using the My K-Cup reusable pieces if you’re tired of the K-Cups this machine takes.

Pods or grounds? You can use K-Cups with this machine, or (and this is a feature we quite like) you can use the reusable My K-Cup that’s included in the box. Of course, you’ll need to order a few of those if you want to use them to justify that option with such a huge water reservoir.

Reservoir size? Yep… big. It holds 80 ounces which means you don’t have to fill it every other minute.

What are the adjustable options? You have a lot more options with this machine than you might expect.

  • Pods or grounds: you can use K-Cups or grounds, albeit in the My K-Cup system.
  • Cup sizes: choose between 4, 6, 8, and 10 ounce cups.
  • Temperature: it’s adjustable between 182 and 192 degrees (controllable from the setup menu). There’s also an iced beverage feature.

Any other features? All My K-Cup parts are dishwasher safe, which is a bonus for anyone going this route. You also get a charcoal water filter and a filter holder in the box. That makes it easy to use this machine with tap water (where it’s safe and justifiable).

Will it break the bank? It’s not the cheapest singe serve coffee maker out there. In fact, you probably don’t want to pay more for one unless you’re heading into the super-automatic range. But, it does a lot more than less expensive options.

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