We are on our 4th coffeemaker, in less than a few years, and can't seem to find a decent grind & brew that won't break in one way or another. First we were replacing glass carafes left & right, so now I have a thermal 12 cup Cuisinart grind & brew. It makes decent coffee, when it works, but the mechanism to keep the filter door shut during the grind process doesn't work now, so you have to stand there & hold it long enough until that part is over.
This am, my DH had a shower of coffee beans over half of the kitchen b/c the mechanism to keep the beans put while you clean out the channel has been broken within the first month. It's not even a year old. We've had every brand I can think of, and they are all made with plastic parts that break. We went to a major culinary store and bought the most expensive machine they had, and here we are now, cleaning up yet another mess of coffee beans.
So, I'm thinking I may have to go to a kitchen supply store for restaurants and look at what they have that are made of metal, no plastic, and spend $$$. I guess a separate burr grinder & drip maker? I wish I didn't have to go that extra step.
Does anyone out there have any recommendations for fine coffee makers, other than pulling out my grinder and percolator that I use for camping trips???