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Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200
 
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$74.88 - $199.99
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Summary: This Cuisinart 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a water filter
  • a permanent filter.
  • a cone-type filter.
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200

The Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the Brew Central DCC-1200 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Brew performance:
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.

Convenience:
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.

Carafe handling:
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
About This Brand

Cuisinart's products are high-end and are found in department stores, specialty stores, and home stores. Its coffeemaker offerings include most categories, ranging from single serve through To-Go and various capacity multiserve coffeemakers. Prices range from $30 to $200.

Features & Specs - Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting Yes
info Brew-strength control No
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 15 x 8 x 9
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User Reviews - Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200
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1.0
Poor quality - LIMITED warranty - avoid!
3/26/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Large Pot
Stylish
Cons
Hard To Clean
Limited Features
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
First pot was DOA; they sent the WRONG one to replace it. It was a limited warranty, meaning I HAD TO PAY to ship the defective unit back (they paid to have the incorrect replacement replaced). The second pot only lasted 2 years, having been used 6 days/week. It looked nice enough, and made good coffee, and the spout did not dribble while you pour (a pet peeve of mine). BUT - You might as well buy a cheapie since paying more got me nothing. The Cuisinart customer service was an inept mess when dealing with the 1st DOA pot and incorrect replacement.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
It died after 10 months!
3/21/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Durable
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Large Pot
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Short Life Span
Best Uses
A Few Times A Week
Comment:
Stylish coffee maker and worked great while it lasted, but a coffee maker that costs close to $100.00 should last longer than 10 months. I used it a few times a week and just for myself so an average of 4 cups each brew.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Very nice. Easy to use
3/19/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Large Pot
Stylish
Cons
Can't Be Serviced
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
This is our second one and we like it. The first lasted about 5-6 years brewing 8 cups a day. It should be more durable and since I like to fix things I should be able to get to the heating unit for example but that is impossible as it is molded and rivited. So a hundred dollar unit gets prematurly trashed. We rarely use the progammable feature as it brews quickly. We use filtered water so cleanup is not an issue and we do not use the aux. water filter.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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