Cuisinart EM-1000 Review

Cuisinart EM-1000
Overall Rating
87
Coffee Quality (40%)
86
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
93
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Cuisinart's do-it-all, super-automatic model, the EM-1000 has a 34 oz reservoir and integrated grinder and milk frother for one-touch specialty drinks and even remembers settings for up to 4 different users.
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Key Features of the Cuisinart EM-1000

Key Features of Cuisinart EM-1000

  • Type: Super-automatic espresso machine
  • Integrated Grinder: Yes with bean hopper
  • Pressure: 15 bars
  • Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Portafilters: None
  • Pod Compatibility:
  • Max Cup Height: 6.75″
  • Steam Wand: Integrated frother, but you need to provide milk container
  • Unit Size: 7.8″W x 15.8″D x 12.5″H
  • Unit Weight: 20.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1400W
  • Warranty: 3 years

Cuisinart EM-1000 Overview

The “Espresso Defined” model from Cuisinart, the EM-1000 is Cuisinart’s version of an all-in-one super-automatic espresso machine.

It comes with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a do-it-all espresso machine:

  • LCD touch screen
  • Bypass doser for pre-ground coffee
  • Custom grind size
  • Custom milk volume
  • Custom brew temperature
  • Custom strength control
  • Remembers settings for up to 4 users

And it works just like any other super-automatic espresso machine.

  • Fill it with beans
  • Choose your settings, including grind size
  • Select a beverage type
  • Press start
  • Wait and enjoy
Pros
  • Super-automatic functionality does it all from grind to foam
  • LCD touch screen is easy to use
  • Brew group is easy to clean
Cons
  • Doesn’t come with a milk jug for steamed milk
  • Concerns about durability
  • Espresso is good-not-great

Is the Cuisinart EM-1000 for you?

Is Cuisinart EM-1000 for you?

Speaking honestly, this is not my favorite super-automatic espresso machine.

Other super-automatic espresso machines like the Gaggia Anima and Jura ENA Micro 9 offer better performance and durability for what’s usually a similar price tag.

Cuisinart EM-1000 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Cuisinart EM-1000!

Check out Cuisinart EM-1000!

Cuisinart EM-1000
Cuisinart's do-it-all, super-automatic model, the EM-1000 has a 34 oz reservoir and integrated grinder and milk frother for one-touch specialty drinks and even remembers settings for up to 4 different users.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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