Cuisinart - Perfec Temp 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker DCC-2900 - Black, Stainless Steel

Cuisinart PerfecTemp DCC-2900 Brewer - 12 Cup(s) - Stainless Steel, Black Cuisinart PerfecTemp DCC-2900 Brewer - 12 Cup(s) - Stainless Steel, Black

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 18)

Features


Maximum Number of Cups: 12

Color: Black, Stainless Steel

Limited Warranty: 3 Year


Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

67%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffee Maker

    Posted
    JamesBJr

    I did a lot of research before settling on Cuisinart - Perfec Temp Coffee Maker, and between the reviews it appeared to have the most positives and least negatives of all the coffee makers in my price range. First the negative. As most all reviews have stated the way the carafe is designed keeps the coffee very hot, but makes pouring a bit tricky. Namely when using the carafe to fill water reservoir, which is a small area. It is impossible to get all the liquid out with the lid on. So when I am pouring the last of the coffee into my cup I take it off and no problem, unlike some I have not spilled a single drop pouring my coffee. Is it different than a normal carafe, yes, but that is because it is designed to be as air tight as possible to keep it hot, and on that it works well. As for filling the reservoir, I just don't use the carafe. Personally mine sits near enough to the sink that I use the spray to fill it, or I just grab a cup and do that. So this is not a big deal. I might take a half a star off for this if it were an option, but not a full star. Know this going in and you will be happy. Now for the good. The water filter is a very nice touch, I have never had this feature and I think it makes a difference. The coffee just tastes cleaner, and fresher. The biggest plus, which is the reason I bought this, is that the carafe keeps the coffee hot without burning it. I am an all-day coffee drinker and burnt coffee has just become a part of life since I don’t want to keep making small pot after small pot. Since this does not have a burner constantly cooking it the coffee never burns and tastes fresh. How well does it keep the coffee hot? In short VERY WELL. This is my first thermal carafe, and I am never going back. I don’t know how it compares to others, but this thing is amazing. On the weekend I have poured coffee three hours after it was made and it was still too hot to drink right away. On weekdays I have it programmed to make coffee at 6 am, after my wife and I have our morning coffee there is about a cup or two left. When I get home from work at 5:30 pm I can pour the coffee that is left and while not piping hot is still hot enough to drink and enjoy, if you do it quick. I could not believe that nearly 12 hours later it was still drinkable. The other plus of this over similar Cuisinart coffee makers is the Perfect Temp aspect. This thing makes very hot coffee, hotter than any I have had. I like my coffee hot so that I can smell it in the morning while I wait for it to cool and to me it tastes better when it is brewed hot. Also since it makes it hotter it stays hot longer in the pot so while going for a thermal carafe it is a nice addition. Being a fan of strong coffee I have not used the regular mode, but the bold setting makes it very strong tasting and delicious. The 1-4 cup mode is also nice, I’m not sure exactly what it does, but the coffee made using it is better than without. I have read in other review that if you make a large pot and use the 1-4 cup setting that it makes even better coffee, so I am going to have to try that for comparison. So aside from the trickiness of pouring, a small trade off for keeping the coffee hot as long as it does, this is a great coffee maker. I hope it lasts as long as possible. I have never owned a Cuisinart so I cannot speak to longevity of their products, but this feels sturdy and well built. I would highly recommend this coffee maker, and in fact have already had two friends order one based off drinking my coffee.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Safe your money and safe yourself from a headache

    Posted
    HUGOMONEYMAKER
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    Cuisinart makes a lot of great appliances but coffee makers are definitely not there best especially when the light comes on for cleaning once on it will never disappear even when calling them directly for support they don't have any idea on how to fix the cleaning issue and always refer to the manual as if you don't know how to read it on your own definitely recommend anyone considering on buying a cuisinart coffee maker to save your money and spend it on another brand I don't really write to many reviews but this one is to warn people that really want an honest an unbiased opinion or review but if you are like me and want to try it for your own experience well you can't say you didn't read the reviews and read this one in particular of the experience I went through with and had to return it after less than a month of use

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Coffee tastes great! But had some drawbacks

    Posted
    Pokerfiend
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    Made one of the best pots of coffee I've ever made. However, the design has some drawbacks. The carafe is not easy to pour. The opening on the top is a circle right in the center of the top. So when you get low on coffee and try to pour, you almost have to turn the pot upside down, which is awkward & causes spillage at times. Also, once the coffee is done brewing, the machine shuts off. I guess it is designed so that the carafe is insulated enough. But we wanted the ability to keep the carafe heated as long as we wanted to. But overall a great brew! The Bold Brew option was a big plus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good coffee maker but poor cleaning design

    Posted
    HUGOMONEYMAKER
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    This is a good coffee maker and definitely makes a nice hot cup of coffee but the only bad feature about it it's the cleaning of the carafe because you literally need a baby's bottle bottle cleaning utensil to clean the carafe provided because the opening is so small and also the pouring at first it's great but once it gets a certain point you are literally losing out on coffee because of the design for pouring but other than that in overall is definitely worth it so far

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quality is lower than I expected

    Posted
    MacFanForLife
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    This is coffee pot is a replacement for another Cuisinart model. This model brews coffee well but the quality of the coffee maker is questionable. I had to get a replacement within two weeks because the lid hinge broke. I hope this one lasts the full warranty period. It's no fun complaining to Cuisinart for failed products but they usually stand by their warranty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I was looking for!

    Posted
    Beachgirl247
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    Although this carafe is a bit bulky, it is with good reason. The insulation on this pot keeps the coffee hot for hours. I like that you can easily select the number of cups of water needed and the digital display makes brewing easy. You can even choose "bold" if you like a strong cup of coffee. For me, the biggest drawback is the difficulty pouring out the last bit of coffee. I have to remove the lid from the carafe to get it all out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returning 2nd Time

    Posted
    resurgentcc
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    First one was broken upon arrival. The top hinge had snapped. Replaced it figuring something was done wrong during packing. Got a replacement and after two weeks the same thing has happened. Has to be a design flaw. Going back again. Cuisinart quality has obviously slipped. A shame. Liked it while it worked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Brew for your Crew

    Posted
    KingArthur
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    A simply amazing coffee maker! The best thing about this coffee maker is the carafe doesn't have a stupid button you have to push to dispense coffee. Simply pour and out comes that delicious cup o' joe! Through some sort of magic, the heat doesn't leave through the spout. Highly recommend. If you're on the fence, get off and buy this coffee maker!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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