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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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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Cuisinart Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffee Maker and Single-Serve Brewer
    • Cuisinart's HomeBarista filter cup

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (73 out of 81)

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    Features


    Coffeemaker

    Brew up to 12 cups of your favorite beverage.

    Versatile use

    Brews ground coffee and K-cups of 3 serving sizes: 6-oz., 8-oz., 10-oz.

    Brew the perfect cup

    Strength control lets you make coffee that suits your tastes.

    Brew Pause

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

    Ensure you don't leave the coffeemaker on

    Auto shut-off promotes safe operation.

    Keep coffee hot and ready to serve

    Included glass carafe with adjustable temperature feature makes it easy to serve guests or pour yourself another cup.

    Ensures optimal flavor

    Thanks to charcoal water filter.

    Gold-Tone coffee filter

    Lets only pure coffee flavor flow through.

    Removable 40-oz. reservoir

    Allows easy refilling.

    Programmable cup volume

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

    Includes Cuisinart's HomeBarista Reusable Filter Cup

    Lets you use your own coffee.

    Black/stainless finish

    Creates a stylish appearance.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews

    90%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best of Both Worlds!

      Posted
      utmom
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      It was time!

      Posted
      Jodygirl
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We have had 4 Hamilton Beach coffee makers with the serve push lever and always loved them. But... now that our grown kids come to visit pretty often, they don’t want my mix of decaf and regular! They want a good strong cup of real coffee in the morning. Cuisinart has a great reputation and so I was willing to try it. Well, Hubs and I drink a full 12 cup pot every morning anyway, so the individual K Cup maker seemed the perfect solution. The “kids” are thrilled and we love that we can have our decaf. Everyone is happy. The Kcup dispenser does spit a bit as it comes out, but that’s what sponges are for. Our coffee stays hot and the “kids” can refill as many cups as they want. It’s a win win in our house for sure! Btw, they have the original Cuisinart 12 cup coffee maker and it is still going strong 11 years later!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      2 1/2 months and no power

      Posted
      Matt
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best of both worlds!

      Posted
      Froglady
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This coffee maker is perfect for anyone who wants a quality made machine that will not only brew a 12 cup pot of coffee but also allow you to use K cups when you only want one cup of coffee. Easy to setup and haven’t had a bad cup of coffee yet! Also includes 2 charcoal filters for each water reservoir and a separate filter to use your own coffee instead of K cups. Highly recommend

      I would recommend this to a friend




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