Cuisinart - Coffee on Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker - Silver

Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee on Demand Coffee Maker: This stylish coffee maker brings carafe-free brewing to your kitchen and is programmable for coffee that's ready when you are.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Charcoal water filter, gold-tone basket-style filter
  • Cuisinart Coffee on Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (144 out of 158)

Features


12-cup drip brewer lets you make large batches without a carafe

Removable reservoir holds up to 12 cups of coffee, which can be easily dispensed with the push of a lever. A small light illuminates your cup while you fill it.

24-hour advance programming for coffee when you want it

Plus auto-off feature, programmable from 0 to 4 hours after the brew cycle has finished.

1- to 4-cup setting for perfect coffee in smaller batches

Double heats the water, making your smaller amount of coffee piping hot.

Stylish aesthetic

Stainless-steel design brings style to your kitchen. Unique coffee gauge shows the amount of coffee left in the machine.

Cleaning feature for easy maintenance

Senses and helps to remove calcium deposits which form over time on the metal parts of the coffee maker.

Removable drip tray

Makes room for most travel mugs to fit securely under the brewer.

Reusable gold-tone filter

Eliminates the need to purchase paper filters.

Bonus accessories

Includes coffee scoop plus charcoal water filter to eliminate chlorine, calcium, bad tastes and odors from tap water.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 158 reviews

92%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best coffee maker period!

    Posted
    MackBolan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I read many reviews, tried to understand why I would spend $100 on a coffee maker. I was wondering where all the $20 Mr. Coffee's went. Then I realized, I'm getting old. I hate cleaning a glass carafe, the inevitable leak from the silicone hoses they used. The lime build up you didn't know about until it was taking an hour to brew. The features on this one really impressed me. It's not a complex thing at all. Fully programmable without going to MIT, easy to fill side reservoir & comes with a gold tone filter for lazy me! Better yet, the carafe is internal, a plastic, like a thermos, all you need is a cup! Plus the LED that lights up when filling was a nice surprise. Flavor is as good as anywhere one would pay $5 a cup & a full 12 cups brews in just under 12 minutes. I like the adjustable shut off time default at 2 hours but I can set it longer if I want the coffee to stay hot longer than 3 hours. So after this recent purchase, we've brewed 1000? cups of coffee or close to it. The charcoal filter is still fine, the "clean" light hasn't come on, not a single glitch. That's why I spent $100 on a coffee maker & it was a steal at that price now that I've experienced this machine. I got the last one on the shelf. Wasn't on display, just saw it online & found a lonely one there in the back. Everyone was buying the super expensive ones & missed out on the best cup after cup of coffee for cheap. Did I mention it takes about 5 minutes to take it apart & clean it? Very easy & I only take the whole thing apart for that once a week. 3 year warranty as well, you can't beat this machine! Some say a larger cup won't fit under. Some will by simply removing the drip tray to fill your cup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Product leaked.

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

    We had a Cuisinart Coffeemaker like the one I purchased from Best Buy, only older. The old coffeemaker developed a leak and could not be repaired. I looked for a replacement but was not successful and when I was at Best Buy, for something else, I asked for assistance. The Best Buy employee was very helpful and found one on line, with his phone, that Cuisinart sold but wasn't carried by the store. We ordered it and had it shipped to my home since it was a Christmas present. When the coffeemaker arrived, it had been shipped in its regular box without any protective wrapping or padding. The box was in poor condition and once I opened it, there wasn't an owners manual and the plastic covering for the coffeemaker was wrinkled and half off the product. From the first time I used the coffeemaker, it leaked. Originally, I thought I might be doing something wrong but that wasn't the case. I was able to return it to Best Buy and they were very gracious with a store credit. Best Buy was excellent in their assistance with the purchase and with handling my problem. I am very disappointed with Cuisinart. They sent me a defective product and didn't ship the item with proper protection. Maybe they knew that this coffeemaker had a problem and didn't care. I will be very hesitant to buy a Cuisinart product in the future but look forward to shopping with Best Buy and their helpful and knowledgeable employees, many more times.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but not for me

    Posted
    trs0722
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm returning this but thought I'd submit a review in case someone else has the same question I did. (I could not find the answer I needed on Best Buy's reviews). I bought this for the large water tank and carafe less design. I'm the only coffee drinker in the house and only make about 12-16 ounces at a time. I was hoping that the 1-4 cup function this unit has meant that I could fill the tank up with water and choose to brew only 2-4 cups. This way, I wouldn't have to keep filling it each day. Some reviewers on another site said you could do it that way and some said you couldn't. So, I tried it myself. Nope. This unit will brew the amount of coffee that corresponds to the amount of water you put in...unless you manually press stop. I assumed this would be the case but thought I'd try the 1-4 cup function anyway. I was able to turn the unit off once the coffee I wanted was made but obviously I wouldn't be able to do this on a routine basis. So, I'm returning this today. So for me, this isn't the best unit but it is very nice. It is pretty big but easy to use and the coffee was very good. Great warranty too which helps justify its cost. Keep in mind with this type of coffee maker you have to take the basket and the coffee reservoir out to clean them...can be more of a hassle than cleaning just the basket and carafe of a standard maker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not tall enough for my travel mugs, but brews well

    Posted
    Emily
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It's a nice coffee maker, but we have some 16 oz contigo no-spill mugs, and they don't fit under the machine even with the drip tray removed. If not for that, I'd be thrilled with it. My dispensing light also flickers. I don't really care if it even has a light, but it's a thing that happens, and worth mention. The water reservoir is a bit awkward, and you can't really fill it easily if you have anything in your sink. The dispenser could go faster (though I'm sure it doesn't for safety reasons), but the quality of the coffee brewed is great (we use the same ~10 or so coffees, and all of them have tasted better in this coffee maker) and the auto-on works like a charm. Seems to brew more quickly than my old mr coffee basic no-frills maker, so that's nice. We have not used the 1-4 cup feature, and use RO water, so cannot comment on the water filtration (we don't use it at all). I think I'd have gotten a different one if I'd known how it really works; it's not as good for our setup as I'd thought it would be.. I drink a lot of coffee, and do so from 22 oz mugs, so slow dispense is annoying, and the BF uses his travel mugs daily, so them not fitting properly is a problem.. For someone for whom a single cup coffee maker is good, though, this would be great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cuisinart Quality

    Posted
    Janijac
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm not a coffee expert, I just like my coffee every morning. I would say you have to want this style of maker for a reason. Mine is that my elderly father who is visually impaired lives with me and I don't want him handling a hot carafe of coffee. I had a H.B. brand coffee maker this style for the last year. It was known to have leak issues. I cleaned it regularly but woke up to 12 cups of coffee on counter and floor. The seal broke . I did not know Cuisinart made this style. I purchased it and am impressed by quality over H.B. Far better coffee maker. It is larger than I thought it would be. Cord length is normal, make sure you pull it all the way out of unit. I have no problem sliding coffee maker out from under my cabinets to fill with water and coffee. Also keep in mind this type of coffee maker is a little more difficult to clean. Coffee gauge is nice feature and so far works great. When brewing very little steam comes out. So much steam came out of H.B that I would not put it under my cabinets when brewing. Overall Cuisinart is the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Metallic flavor in brew

    Posted
    Rosered

    This machine is an interesting design; however, after the 5th day of use (once daily pot of coffee made), the brew had a metallic flavor after sitting in the reservoir for longer than an hour. I drink my coffee over a 2 hour period. I thought it might be the coffee I was using, so I tried another brand of grounds on the 6th day, and still had the same issue. My coffee not only tasted bad, but the coffee smelled horrible as well. I returned the machine by the 7th day (very reluctantly because I really like the machine, although I cannot say what how durable the machine is since I didn't have it very long). I had a Cuisinart - Grind & Brew before this model, and had no issues with it making excellent coffee (stored it away after the top lid cracked after 2 years of service, otherwise the electronics still work. May return to using it until I find a suitable replacement). I wouldn't recommend the Coffee On Demand for the reason listed above.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Posted
    kpmcc1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I absolutely love this coffee maker! I'm a full time student who works both a full and a part time job on the side and sometimes, coffee is the only thing that keeps me going. This coffee maker is wonderful! I've tried Keurigs, the standard coffee pot style, and some other off brand styles that just never seemed to work as well as I wanted them to, or do quite as much as I needed them to. This coffee maker has a programmable start so my coffee is ready when I come down the stairs in the morning, as well as a reservoir so when I make more than one cup (it holds up to 12), it stays hot for hours. Plus, you pour one cup of a time by pushing down on the lever, so there is no hassle of worrying about breaking a glass pot. I would definitely recommend this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Coffee Pot

    Posted
    RAS2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I purchased this coffee pot to replace the Hamilton Beach Brew Station that I had for many years - actually have had several of them but eventually they quit heating. I couldn't be happier. I was in the store after researching several pots online and this one was on sale for $60 (about 1/2 price). I love that I don't have to pour the water into the top - the water reservoir sits on the side of the pot so no spilling of water all over the counter. The pot has a cleaning setting which I haven't used yet and a light that comes on when I am filling my cup so I can tell how close to the top I am. There isn't anything I don't like about this pot. Also has a setting for 1-4 cups which it what I normally use. Coffee tastes great!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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