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Cuisinart automatic grind and brew

My coffee pot is taking longer than it should to brew ,making alot of steam and getting extremely hot.

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  • jzmar Dec 09, 2008

    Mine also brews only 1-2 cups and makes a lot of steam, but drips very slowly. It is only one year old.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    coffee spills out over lid doesnot go into pot but all over my counter!

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Clean it out with vinegar and water - 2 ozs distilled white vinegar, 2ozs water

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