Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Brewing System, Silver – Powered by Keurig

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The Cuisinart SS-700 Single-Serve Brewing System

Perfect for both personal use and entertaining, this single-serve home-brewing system offers consumers fresh gourmet coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and more in under one minute. Choose either 4, 6, 8, or 10 ounce from the icon on brewing size options. Using Keurig K-Cups—featuring over two hundred varieties of pre-measured, premium brand coffee and tea–this brewer’s innovative one-touch technology makes it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy a wide array of hot beverages. No matter which cup size you choose, the Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System , working in conjunction with K-Cup, always produces the perfect cup every time.

Using Your SS-700 Single-Server Brewing System

  1. The control panel will display OPEN HEAD while in idle mode.
  2. Place a cup or mug on the drip tray: the drip tray can be removed to accommodate travel mugs.
  3. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber will open toward you.
  4. Select a K-Cup Portion Pack (Do not remove the foil lid or puncture the K-Cup)
  5. Place the K-Cup in the brewing chamber.
  6. Lower the handle to close the brewing chamber. When closed completely, the control panel will indicate READY.
  7. All brew size icons will be displayed with the default size shown as a solid mug. To choose a different size use the up or the down button. Choose from 4, 6, 8, or 10 ounce brew sizes.
    1. Once a size is chosen, press Brew. Only the Brew button will be lit. The control panel will now display BREWING, as well as the serving size you selected.
    2. To use the iced beverage setting, place a tall glass filed with ice on the drip tray. Use your favorite K-Cup, select the iced beverage brew size (4 ounces), and press the brew button. Once brewing is complete, add more ice. Add cream and sugar if desired.

One-Touch Control Panel

Hot Water / Rinse

Your brewer is equipped to dispense hot water to make hot chocolate, tea, soup, and more. Your brewer is also equipped with a rinse cycle to flush out residual flavors. The rinse cycle will dispense about 4 ounces of hot water.


To Rinse:

  1. Place a cup or mug on the drip tray.
  2. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber will open towards you; check to make sure there is no K-Cup inserted.
  3. Lower the handle to close the brewing chambers. When closed completely, the control panel will indicated READY.
  4. Press Rinse. During the rinse cycle, only the RINSE button will be lit. The control panel will display the word RINSE. Following the Rinse cycle, your brewer will automatically fill and heat in preparation for the next cycle. Once the heat cycle is completed, the RINSE and HOT WATER buttons will remain lit for one minute. While the buttons are lit, you can perform another rinse cycle or dispense hot water without opening the brew chamber.

To Make Hot Water:

  1. Place a cup or mug on the drip tray. If you’ve just completed a rinse or hot water cycle proceed to step 4.
  2. Lift the handle. The brewing chamber will open towards you; check to make sure there is no K-Cup inserted.
  3. Lower the handle to close the brewing chamber. When closed completely, the control panel will indicate READY.
  4. All brew-size icons will be displayed with your default size shown as a solid mug. To choose a different size use the up or the down button.
  5. Press Hot Water. While the hot water cycle is in progress, only the hot water button will be lit. The control panel will display the words HOT WATER, as well as the serving size you selected. Following the cycle, your brewer will automatically fill and heat in preparation for the next cycle. After the heating cycle is completed, you can perform a rinse or another hot water cycle immediately for up to one minute. The RINSE and HOT WATER buttons will be lit. After this time the unit will return to idle mode and OPEN HEAD will be displayed.

Brewing with the My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter

The Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System comes with a My K-Cup reusable coffee filter, which allows you to use your own ground coffee. The dishwasher safe, My K-Cup conveniently stores in the easy-open compartment.

Brewing Coffee
  1. Open the storage compartment located on the right side of the brewer by pressing the finger indent.
  2. Disassemble the My K-Cup by turning the lid from the holder in a counter-clockwise direction. Remove the filter basket from the holder.
  3. Wash the My K-Cup lid, filter basket, and holder in warm soapy water prior to use, making sure to rinse and dry thoroughly. All My K-Cup parts are dishwasher safe.
  4. Insert the filter basket into the holder.
  5. Fill the filter basket with ground coffee making sure not to fill past the top of the mesh. Adjust the amount to your personal preference. Do not tamp the grinds. Ensure there are no grinds remaining on the upper rim of the filter basket. Turn clock-wise to seal.
  6. Raise the handle and the brew chamber will open toward you.
  7. Remove the K-Cup holder from the brewing chamber by pulling toward you.
  8. Drop the assembled My K-Cup into the brewing chamber.
  9. Follow the brewing instructions .
  10. Following the brewing raise the handle and remove the K-Cup.
  11. Disassemble the My K-Cup by turning the lid from the holder in a counter-clockwise direction. Remove the filter basket from the holder, discard the grounds, and rinse out the filter basket.
  12. Replace the K-Cup holder, ensuring the arrow on K-Cup rim aligns with the arrow on the brewing chamber. Gently push the K-Cup holder to snap into place.

Special Programmable Features

The brewer provides three ways for you to enjoy gourmet coffee, tea of hot cocoa on your own schedule. It will take the brewer approximately 3-1/2 minutes to warm up from room temperature.

  • Leave it on all the time: The brewer can be left on all the time so that is it always ready to brew a fresh cup of gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa. To turn the brewer off at any time, simply press the power switch located on the right side of the brewer.
  • Set the Brewer to AUTO OFF: This will automatically shut the brewer off after a specified period of time from the last brew.
  • Program your Brewer for a specific ON and/or OFF TIME: By programming your brewer to turn on each morning, you will never have to wait for the brewer to warm up in order to brew a gourmet cup of coffee.
  • Programming Brew Temperature: The brewer brews at a pre-set temperature of 192°F. If you prefer a cooler cup of coffee, hot water, tea, or cocoa, you may adjust this temperature down by 5 degrees.

Product Features

  • Large 80-ounce removable water reservoir eliminates the need for frequent refills
  • 5 cup sizes, including iced beverage setting and removable drip tray for tall travel mugs
  • Fully programmable blue backlit LCD with digital clock, auto on/off, and adjustable temperature
  • Includes: My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter, charcoal water filter, 12 K-Cup Portion Pack and instruction book
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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  1. Chai Tea "java and a good read" 17/11/2012 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Minor Problem Solved with Persistance This unit replaces a Keurig mini that I now us for travel. It makes a flavorful, hot cup of coffee. I have been a Keurig fan for three years. I purchased this machine in Feb. 2010 from BB&B. Like other readers, I have had a few pump problems when there seemed to be an air lock in the pump and water would not flow into the heating chamber. The instruction booklet tells you to turn it off and unplug the unit, then restart. I have found that when I refill the water tank I just need to make sure it is properly seated and tap it to make sure the water is getting into the hose that pumps it into the heating chamber. I also use the hot water feature the first “brew” after refilling the tank to make sure the pump is pulling water. (The easiest solution to the pump “problem” is to not take the water chamber off of the base and just refill it with a pitcher as needed.) I did some online research and found that this pump problem was suppose to have been fixed since I purchased my machine. I might have returned this machine for the newer “fixed” model if the BB&B where I purchased it had not closed. I love the coffee from this machine and have had no further pump issues since employing the solutions noted above.

  2. S. Skwarkowski "Someone who READS!" 17/11/2012 at 7:42 am - Reply

    So far….so GREAT! Except…read “Update” As many others here, I have evolved from a Keurig system. So for those thinking about buying a Keurig, please fully read all the reviews you can. If it wasnt for me being the only coffee drinker in the house, I wouldnt require a single cup brewing system. So for those looking into buying Keurig brewing system, consider the Cuisinart. It is licensed to be manufactured by Keurig, bu appears to be much better quality. I had my first Keurig go out with within 6 months. Then my second stopped functioning properly after less than 45-days. Same issue as another review, the Keurig Platinum began brewing small, random sized amounts of coffee and would also get confused on how much to brew and when to stop. Found out once it was returned to the store, the unit was recalled (for defective water pumps). Which also meant ALL the stores in town were ALL sold out…as they were all returned to the vendor.Now, my buddy convinced me to get the Cuisinart. I have owned many Cuisinart kitchen utensils, but never anything electric. So I was skeptical to say the least. But at the same time I had to replace my last 2 Keurigs. So why not.Now, 2 months later, a whole lot of coffee (125 servings +) and it is working great! I can only hope that Cuisinart has a more reliable vendor for there water pumps than Keurig. As that seems to be the big issue with all Keurig machines.The Good:-Power Switch is on the side of the machine (compared to the back of the machine on Keurigs)-Water Tank Size-Replaceable Charcoal Water filter-FREE, reusable Keurig coffee filter-Quiet-Reliable (so far)….what a concept-More cup size options-“Rinse” button-Pre-set water temps-Auto On/Off-Read-Out display clearly states “Not Ready” and “Ready”-“Hot Water” button will dispense a full cup of hot water (which ever size you have selected will be dispensed in hot water)The Bad:-Power Switch is on the side of the machine….PUT IT ON THE FRONT ALREADY!-Large footprint-“Low Water Level” flashing blue LEDs are annoying. Its a clear water tank, I can see its low/empty-Bottom catch/drip tray doesnt stay in place very well-If you place a K-Cup inside the unit before its “Ready” (see above in The Good), it will not recognize the K-Cup once it is ready to brew. So you must lift and close the access lid one more time to allow it to brew. Not very time saving.-“Hot Water” button will dispense a full cup of hot water; so if your machine is used primarily for coffee, you will have random loose chunks of old coffee grounds floating around in your cup of hot water since its inevitable to NOT get coffee grounds on the unit.-Parts are not necessarily dishwasher safe. So I suggest hand washing periodically.I will try to remember to give a 6-month review on the quality.*****FOLLOW UP*****08/01/2010 (175+ K-Cups)Sadly, this follow-up is not what I had hoped. But, maybe it needs to be de-scaled/cleaned? Anyway, here is the new “problem”….(tsk tsk tsk)The Setup: The machine, after brewing a cup will “prime” the system by sucking in what I would consider about 1/2 of the water necessary to brew a cup into the system itself. I would think this is done to heat the water inside the system, so the water temperature stays at a more consistent/constant temperature. This makes sense considering the machine has pre-set water temp setting and it must be quite difficult to keep the water exiting the system at a constant temperature.The Fail: After brewing only one cup, the system triggers the prime function and sucks in how ever many ounces it needs. But, it doesnt suck in any water. The machine makes all the appropriate noises, but the water level inside the tank stays the same and it wont stop! This function normally takes about 3-5 seconds to complete. 10+ seconds later, it still has not achieved anything (poor little water pump)! That will be the number one killer of a water pump is dry-cycling. Argh!!!So the solution so far is to shut off the unit, turn it back on and viola! It works! Now every time the unit does not have enough water inside, it will always prime itself by pumping in the appropriate amount of water. So this causes the water pump to work 2-3x more than most coffee pots. Maybe its over working the pump?*Clean/De-Scale the unit: This is recommended every month or so. I have chosen NOT to do it since I use bottled (distilled) water 100% of the time along with the little charcoal filter that comes with it. I dont want to go waste 3 bottles of water cleaning out a system that should be perfectly clean anyway! I would assume the clean/de-scale is meant for people who have good tasting tap water (which we do not have in Las Vegas).Maybe the charcoal filter is “clogged” and not allowing water to seep…

  3. Roy Rothstein "tv expert" 17/11/2012 at 8:00 am - Reply

    cuisinart kcup brewer works great I have been using a Keurig Platinum Machine for about a year now and had to replace it 2 times. Once for both hot and cold water draining out of the bottom of the unit and the second for making expresso size cups when I asked for the 11.25 oz. cup. I returned the Keurig and got this Brand New Cuisinart about 3 weeks ago. It works great, the water container is larger and the max cup size is 12oz. I get great cups of coffee and the machine works beautifully. I use regular tap water with the charcoal filters and the coffee taste is super. So far this machine is the best I have had and I think Cuisinart makes a superior product every time. You can make your own Kcups since Cuisinart has included one in the side of the machine for your delight at no extra cost.

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