We can’t blame you if you’re wondering what’s the difference between Cuisinart SS-10 and SS-700. These two K-Cup single-serve brewers seem identical. But to get you the definite answer, we’ve dug for all the information available on these two brewers to help you with your choice.
Is There a Difference Between the SS-10 and SS-700?
- Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted
- ENJOY MULTIPLE BEVERAGE SIZES: Our hot water button allows you to create your ideal size of coffee, hot cocoa, tea, or soup with cup-size settings ranging from 4-12 ounces – this machine includes HomeBarista Reusable Filter Cup for either ground coffee or tea
- FULLY PROGRAMMABLE BACKLIT LCD DISPLAY SETTINGS: Designed with superior functionality in mind boasting features such as an auto on/off switch, adjustable temperature control settings, and auto-rinse to instantly clean inside your brew chamber
- SIMPLIFY YOUR MORNING: Removable 72-ounce water reservoir and removable drip tray for travel mug compatibility
- DURABLE FILTERS: Reusable coffee filter included and built-in charcoal water filter
Looking at the features of these two brewers, we were not able to find any differences features wise. Here’s what both of these machines can do:
- Brew any K-Cup pod, one cup at a time.
- Choose from 5 cup sizes: 4oz up to 12 oz.
- Adjustable temperature settings.
- Hot water dispenser with dedicated button.
- Rinse program with dedicated button.
- LCD display for easy use and programming of the brewer.
- Auto on/off program, digital clock.
- Removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.
However, we found that there’s a difference between the water reservoir capacity:
- The Cuisinart SS-700 has a 80 oz capacity.
- The Cuisinart SS-10 has a 72 oz capacity.
Design and Aesthetics:
The SS-10 has been redesigned to look more modern and sleeker than the SS-700. Although they’re practically the same, the SS-10 has redesigned buttons and has a slightly different housing shape.
Speaking of housing, we noticed some customers have mentioned that the SS-10 feels cheaply made because of the plastic housing and that the SS-700 is a better choice. However, the truth is both the SS-10 and SS-700 have the same plastic housing with some stainless steel parts. The plastic has a silver color finish that makes it look like stainless steel, but the only actual stainless steel parts are (apart for the internal parts, of course) the handle and the drip tray.
The SS-10 is lighter in weight, which makes it feel less sturdy than the S-700, but when it comes to performance, both work the same.
EDIT: Our reader Lois Wilder provided us with a difference that we originally missed.. here’s a quote:
“SS-700 heats NEXT supply of water following each cup brewed and keeps that water hot until next use – very energy inefficient. SS-10 only heats water on demand and does it quite fast so no prolonged wait. If you turn SS-700 off to cut energy usage, when you turn it back on there is no ready hot water and it takes a minute or so to heat up some water. When you turn the SS-10 on, it heats water rapidly, little to no wait.“
Which One To Buy?
Well, it is totally up to you! You really are getting the same features with these two models. But it’s worth mentioning that the SS-700 has been officially discontinued by Cuisinart (it’s listed under Discontinued Products on their site: http://www.cuisinart.com/discontinued/coffee_makers/ss-700 ) So obviously it is better to get the newest model just to have an appliance with a possible longer life and guaranteed support.