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Cuisinart - Brew Central 12-Cup Coffee Maker - Black/Stainless-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 734 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cusinart DCC-1200 - Absolutely Love It!!

    Posted
    terster32

    i'm picky about my coffee makers. I read reviews, debate, make a purchase and then sure enough... return it because it I didn't like it or something about it. This last time around, about 8 months ago, I went through 5 different units/makes/models until I came to this one. It was a toss up between this one and the next 2 model numbers above it. The first was a very slight upgrade with regard to water tank numbering being on the outside vs. inside of the tank and the other unit had an additional hot water dispenser. I thought that a neat feature until I realized that it would so rarely be used. Since the DCC-1200 was on sale, it won. Here are my impressions. This is a long read, but hopefully worth it. I find that this unit's a bit slow when making a pot of coffee. The owners manual said, and I paraphrase) that it takes 1 - 2 minutes per cup brewed. My experience is that it takes about 20 minutes for a pot. The good thing, it has a clock/timer so you can preset the night before. It also has an option to do brew 1-4 cups vs. a full pot. The warming burner has 3 levels: low, medium and hot. The hot is pretty hot and i'm pleased. Some don't like where you pour the water into the unit, top back and they don't like that the number of cups labeling, is inside the unit vs. showing from the outside. I find that there's plenty of room to pour the water into the unit without making a mess and since I filled the pot to transfer the water into the tank, I already know how much water is in the unit. So the fact that the number of cups numbering is inside the unit's fine for me. This unit comes with a gold cone filter. I found that I use it on a daily basis vs. paper filters. The clock on the unit's NOT backlit so you cannot see it in the dark. I wish that having a backlit on/off option were included but it's not. It's dark and you grow used to it. Using the "cleaning" function when the light comes on is a very slow process. Plan an hour if you use that function. This comes to the 1 thing I don't like about the unit. The cleaning feature lite, when it comes on, the unit probably needs cleaning. After that though, the machine has a hard time knowing that it's clean. Keep reading for details. The light came on about 2 weeks ago. Since then, i've cleaned the unit at least 10 times using vinegar, dip-ip, and 2 other cleaners I got off of Amazon, both made to clean commercial coffee makers. They work slick! Let me tell ya. But... my machine is clean! No more gunk has come out after the last 3 cleans, even when I use the machines cleaning cycle feature. I guarantee it's as clean now as it was when purchased. But the light still comes on, every other pot. It's a borderline annoyance but considering all the other PRO's of this unit, I can live with it. This unit looks nice, it works great and it makes a stellar cup of coffee. i'd expect a machine of this calibre to be in the $150 range, not the $80 range. i'm a happy user of over 8 months and counting. There is currently no signs of failure other than maybe the machine thinks it needs cleaning even though it's clean. If/when this unit goes, without question... i'd buy another. One more thing which varies from maker/machine to maker/machine... the coffee pot itself... it pours just fine. SOOO many now days are messy. They spill, drip and make a mess when simply pouring a cup of coffee. This one pours fine. In addtion, if you have a LARGE cup like I do and you pour too fast, it will truly come out fast, so be ready. It goes from the normal pour to turbo mode. LOL. SO be ready, for it can be very messy and it can burn you. What I mean by turbo is simply this... you're pouring a cup. You turn the pot too far, in order to make it pour faster and all of a sudden, is pours at 2x the rate. Because it comes out so much faster, it also changes the pouring arc and will likely miss your cup. Hence... the mess. One other negative... the "pause and server" or whatever it's called, works very poorly. You're supposed to be able to pull the pot out of the machine while it's brewing in order to pour a quick cup. Don't do it. Wait for it to finish because if you do, not only do you have less than 10 seconds or you'll have a true mess, but it's going to be somewhat messy regardless. This feature simply does not work well. But... on the positive, the bottom seems sealed and is easily cleaned. Just wait for it to cool. Ok... there's a lot here. I easily give this machine 5 stars but subtract 1 due to the cleaning light coming on and the pause and serve not working well. Oh yeah... i've read some reviews about people not liking the beep when the machine auto turns off. For me, it's a non issue. it's not overly loud and it's not invasive. One quick beep and done. Auto turn-off is 2 hrs, I do believe. So far, it's not an issue. I thought it might be when I first bought it but I found that it's not a problem for I wind up drinking it prior to it turning off. Hopefully this review will help some out there who are on the fence. Just remember... my disclaimer... what works for me may not necessarily work for others. Therefore, keep your receipt until you know for sure that it's a keeper. For me... i'd buy another just to put on the shelf for if/when the day comes that this machine breaks down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    megan
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    Reliable, keeps my coffee hot just like I like! Easy to use and clean, love the sound it makes when coffee is done and the shut off indicator noise. A great coffee machine at a great price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice

    Posted
    wavetraveler

    I did a lot of research before I chose this product. It was a wise choice and recommend it to anyone. I wanted to get a high quality product without paying a great deal. This has been rated by a lot of reviewers and it has held up to its measurement. The coffee brews very hot and tastes great. There's a lot of additions to the maker as well. Like a smaller brew size option, adjustable hot plate temp and self cleaning. The only problem I found with it was the angle to get the water into it to brew is a bit ackward. Its not that bad though. For the price this product is unbeatable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hot coffee, reasonable time

    Posted
    Jimh
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    Read literally hundreds of reviews of dozens of brands and could not find any of the negatives reported. Carafe does not spill when pouring, brews and keeps coffee hot, easy set-up. Can only think the critics are hyper-critics who think microwave ovens are too slow and electric cars too noisy. I am very pleased, plus good price. this is the dcc-3200 I am reviewing, 14 cups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes great coffee

    Posted
    Yasmeen
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    The coffee tastes great and hot easy to use and clean

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    HIgh Quality Coffee Maker

    Posted
    Claudia472
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    I love that this machine makes delicious coffee and keeps it hot. It is easy to use and includes a convenient setting for 1-4 cups (which keeps smaller quantities hot). I don't love the lack of a hinged top on the carafe. I cannot open it to fill or clean it. Also, the machine has no measuring guides on the exterior. They're on the inside of the reservoir. Fortunately, the carafe does have clearly marked measuring lines. Overall, it's great looking, brews quickly, and makes terrific coffee. I'd recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Coffeemaker

    Posted
    alanco39

    I have had my coffeemaker for a month now. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and it brews coffee at the temperature that is "just right." The quality of the brewed coffee is determined by the quality of the coffee used. This coffeemaker does an excellent job of brewing an excellent pot of that quality coffee, without "overcooking" the coffee. It also holds the coffee quite well over the two-hour holding period after the brewing. As you can tell, I am quite pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase

    Posted
    Cortney

    I've owned this coffee maker now for around 3 months. I set it every night to brew the next morning and it works great. My favoritie feature has to be the programable feature with the auto shut-off at 2/3/4 hours. Its very easy to use and set up the programming as well. The taste of the coffee is exceptional for this coffee maker which is exactly what I was looking for. I've never had the coffee turn to a 'burnt' taste with either pre-ground or beans that I ground myself - even after being on the burner for 4 hours. You can also set the temperature of the burner (3 different) which is great for me too. The only problem I've had with this is getting the water in. Its just an odd shaped back, but I find that with most coffee makers. I did bump it on the edge of the counter once where it tipped over and spilled used coffee grounds into the water. I cleaned it out and it worked just fine still. The coffee pot and filter have both been through my dishwasher numerous times, which is a major plus for me. @@@@@@@@ I hate washing coffee pots by hand! @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, reasonably priced coffee maker

    Posted
    7sunnydays
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    We've been using this for about 2 months now and are very pleased. It's easy to use and the coffee is nice and hot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the timer and self clean

    Posted
    Dgorence
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    The coffee is hot and ready before I get up...easy to use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Brews a Good Cup of Coffee

    Posted
    Bama2

    Our Cuisinart Coffeemaker brews a reasonably good cup of coffee and will remain hot up to 4 hours. The black and silver of the coffeemaker is sleek looking and easy to clean with a visible water level indicator. It is convenient to have brew start programming ability. However, the digital clock readout is VERY difficult to view unless you have it at eyelevel and in good lighting. After the coffeemaker automatically shuts off, it takes about 15 minutes to turn it on again because it seems to needs a cool down period. The coffee carafe design is satisfactory in NOT dripping when being poured and easy to clean in the dishwasher. We bought the coffeemaker with Best Buy rebate bonus money so the price was right. We would consider buying the same coffeemaker as a replacement for this one in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffeemaker, Keeps Coffee HOT

    Posted
    ThriftyOldGuy
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    We bought our first Cuisinart Brew Central 4 years ago because it had an adjustable warmer plate setting. This brewer makes great coffee and keeps it hot. The off/on switch was intermittent so we replaced the unit. We use this every day and when company comes, multiple times each day. Probably used the original 1200+ times and only did basic cleaning about every 6 weeks. Definitely worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent coffee maker

    Posted
    coffeelover
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    Great coffee maker. Makes excellent coffee and has setting for those of us who like our coffee hot. Easy to use and looks great with the stainless steel exterior. We have used this coffee maker for years and loved it; bought it originally because it got such great ratings. Just bought another one as a joke.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great coffee maker

    Posted
    coffeelover7
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    Keeps the coffee hot and is very easy to operate. Easy to read instructions. Also very easy to keep clean,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous coffee maker!

    Posted
    SherryB
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    I was relieved when my old coffee maker died because I was tired of having to pop my coffee cup into the microwave after brewing because it was not hot enough. After reading the reviews of this model, I purchased it and have been absolutely delighted! How wonderful to have an easy to use coffee maker, which quickly makes "piping hot" coffee! I can't recommend it enough!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great coffee maker!

    Posted
    Tommy
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    Excellent coffee maker, it keeps the coffee hot, it's programmable, the carafe pours cleanly and it really brews a delicious cup of coffee. Best Buy has the best price on this maker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Cup of Joe

    Posted
    batgirl108
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    This is the 2nd time I have purchased the Cuisinart Brew Central Coffee Maker. I comes very close to the perfect cup. Keeps it nice and hot. Easy to operate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the real truth

    Posted
    DHride

    the plain truth about this coffee maker is this..... IT DOES MAKE THE BEST POT OF COFFEE I HAVE EVER HAD FROM A HOME COFFEE MAKER!!! Beware though, the first one I purchased did leak from the bottom at the seem. A few people complained of this in prior reviews. I just took it back and exchanged it for another and that one did not leak. Just before you set it up for the morning for the first time, be sure to test it. People who complained about the noise, small water reservior opening, and others didnot affect my use at all. The adjustable brew temperature and the actual coffee pot and lid are great!!!!! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to snap on the lid and pour the water in! I can't believe I waited this long to purchase it but it was worth the wait!!!! This is a must have in the kitchen!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for me, Great for others

    Posted
    JoeyJingles

    I had always used Bunn but got this coffee pot as a wedding gift and it went 7 years before dying. Best Buy did not carry Bunn so I purchased another Cuisinart. Good side is decanter is shaped well, replaceable charcoal filter insert on left rear, as well as permanent filter so paper filters no longer needed. Brews fairly quickly and adjustable temp (l,m, &h) decanter base works. I do not program but expect it works well. Bad side is opening the lid after brewing causes condensation to fall from underneath entire top and collect on counter behind unit creating a clean-up issue every time used. The rear top has a small protrusion and this is an overflow slot which again puts water on surface behind coffee pot as it nears full fill. I never had to clean up after other brands but have got used to its aggravation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coffee Pot

    Posted
    Sassy
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    Love this coffee maker, the coffee stays hot like I like it. .

    I would recommend this to a friend