Cuisinart - Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffee Maker and Single-Serve Brewer - Black/Stainless

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Improve your morning routine with this Cuisinart coffee maker. It has an automatic 12-cup capacity on one side for serving a crowd and a separate pod-compatible brewer on the other for individual servings. This Cuisinart coffee maker has a 24-hour brew start timer, so your coffee is ready when you start your day.

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$199.99

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What's Included


  • Cuisinart Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffee Maker and Single-Serve Brewer

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (67 out of 74)

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Features


Coffeemaker

Brew up to 12 cups of your favorite beverage.

Brews ground coffee and K-cups

For versatile use.

Keep coffee hot and ready to serve

Included glass carafe makes it easy to serve guests or pour yourself another cup.

Ensure you don't leave the coffeemaker on

Auto shut-off promotes safe operation.

Water filtration

Ensures optimal flavor.

Brew the perfect cup

Strength control lets you make coffee that suits your tastes.

Programmable cup volume

Allows you to set your coffee size to your own personal preferences.

Brew Pause

Allows you to interrupt the brew cycle to pour a cup of coffee without making a mess.

Water-level window

Makes it easy to check the current level.

Black/stainless finish

Creates a stylish appearance.


Overall customer rating

4.4
91%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of Both Worlds!

    Posted
    utmom
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    We have always loved Cuisinart. After a very disappointing experience with another brand, which fortunately we had a protection plan in place and were able to return to Best Buy, we were shown this model by one of the salespeople. I had no idea Cuisinart made a dual version, and we thought it would be perfect for us. We'd never had a k-cup coffee maker, but we've instantly adapted to using it for a variety of things -- tea, hot chocolate, or a cup of coffee for somebody who wants one at a time we normally don't have a pot brewed. The traditional coffee maker is great too -- we use the auto program feature every morning. We love the 12-cup carafe. The unit is attractive, and we love the lighted buttons. I don't find it that difficult to fill the water reservoir for either side. With the k-cup side, I just take a look at it when filling the regular side at night and if it is not to the max level, I'll add some water to it as well. The unit fits nicely under our cabinets and doesn't create a lot of steam, like the Ninja we disliked did. We've not had a single k-cup fail so far, and we've used several different brands and varieties. It's not needed a clean cycle yet, but we've never had any trouble with maintenance of the Cuisinart brand -- again, unlike the Ninja. We really have absolutely no complaints about this coffee maker at all. While we were waiting for our unit to come into the store because of a mix-up with the order that our local salespeople went way above and beyond to remedy, it went on sale and Best Buy added a free holiday gift promotion as well. They adjusted our purchase to the lower price and we love the speaker! But even if we had paid full price, I would have been 100% delighted and satisfied with the purchase. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love My Cuisinart!

    Posted
    tlaurance

    We had an old Cuisinart K-cup machine several years ago. Worked flawlessly and felt like a tank compared to the Keurig brand machines -- and most importantly, the coffee tasted wonderful. After 5 years of great performance, and probably our neglect of descaling it as much as we should have, the machine didn't pump the coffee out very well. So, we began the journey of selecting a new machine. We did miss making full pots of coffee, and at the time, Cuisinart didn't offer a duo machine such as this one, so we first bought a Keurig brand machine that made both pots and singles. No matter what we did, the coffee tasted like plastic. So, we returned and tried another brand which made both pots and single Kcups. We were fairly happy with it, but it broke after a year, and it was replaced by the company. After several months, the replacement broke again and they wouldn't replace, so we decided to look for the same Cuisinart machine we had before (and not make full pots). Well, we found this machine that makes both singles and full pots and we are more than thrilled! No plastic taste at all, FAST K-cup brewing (faster than any other machine we have had), solid performance drip brewing (as with all Cuisinart drip-brewers), solid construction, and a space saver as well! On the K-cup side, the distance between where the coffee pumps out to the mug is long, therefore the only thing I would add is to include an optional adapter for the K-cup side that allows the coffee mug to sit higher toward where the coffee pumps out. This will prevent the coffee from splattering on the machine and counter when using a standard coffee mug or smaller coffee cups. We use a square plastic container to prop the mug higher, but something that fits the machine would look nicer. Other than that, this machine is better than anything out there, and well worth the slightly higher price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced

    Posted
    Heidi
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    I’ve been using this coffee maker for only a few weeks and am not entirely satisfied with it. The 12 cup brewer is fine for the most part. The water reservoir is in the back which causes a bit of a mess when refilling the water. It also beeps 5 times when it’s done brewing, which is very annoying early in the morning and cannot be turned off. The single cup side is the issue I have. I’ve tried all different pods, I’ve made sure the white arrows line up, I’ve cleaned it to make sure there were no clogs and it still overflows the coffee grinds. It comes out the top and the bottom filling my cup full of grinds and getting all over my counter. Making it very hard to clean up. No one should be dealing with these issues especially for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    2 1/2 months and no power

    Posted
    Matt
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    Bought a Cuisinart SS-15 Coffemaker just before Christmas and drove an hour to pick one up that was in stock. After 2 1/2 months it lost power. Tried to take it back to Best Buy and they refused to do anything and I was told was to I have to go directly to Cuisinart. Called Cuisinart and kept getting disconnected (waiting at least 20 min each time). They told me they would send a new unit in 5-7 business days. It has been 10 business days and they still haven’t sent it. Their representatives on the phone (1st rep was ok, 2nd rep was rude and the 3rd was insainly rude). They were supposed to send me a shipping label so I can ship them back the broken unit but instead sent me a tracking number and I have to take in to a FedEx or UPS store so they can print the label. This maybe it for me and Cuisinart.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    TheMattmeister
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    Despite its hefty price, there is no real improvement over my Keurig and a very similar Cuisinart pot coffee maker (both died after a year and a half). Here's the "scoop" (sorry). Pros: Space saving compared to two separate units. Visually appealing. Cons: Hard to fill reservoir - can't get the last bit of water out of the carafe. Coffee splatters from the single cup side when using normal mugs. Bright lights. No hinged lid on carafe. It seems like they rushed to get this combo unit to market and didn't try to improve the user experience at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great coffee maker

    Posted
    JCinNYC
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    This model was recommended to me by a co-worker. I'm so glad I got this coffee maker. It makes a great cup of single serve coffee. And with the included insert I can use my Cafe Bustelo without the need to go or and buy K-cups The only thing that kept it from being a 5-star rating was the fact that the single serve side can be a bit messy when the coffee goes into the cup and small droplets of coffee end up on the countertop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What We Wanted

    Posted
    TheWedge
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    Love this coffee maker. Wanted a single serve as well as a full pot coffee maker and this met our needs. Coffee tastes great as well. Only complaint is that single serve does splatter a little, but nothing more than a few drops that need to be wiped away. Price was a little more than the average coffee maker, but we felt it was worth it. Recommend this to anyone who loves a basic cup of coffee that wants the flexibility of one cup or one pot at a time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It leaks....

    Posted
    TallyMan
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    This unit makes very good pot and K-Pod coffee. While large, it does not overwhelm the counter. My only gripe is that the K-Pod water reservoir leaks; I have to wipe the counter nearly every day. I've looked at the reservoir's "stopper" and it appears functional, yet it still leaks. I would not have expected this from such an expensive unit. I have not yet called Cuisinart to discuss, though I intend to.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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