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Coffeemakers

Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200
 
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$71.99 - $130.94
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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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3.0
It's Okay but...
11/24/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Usually Works
Cons
Has A Mind Of It's Own
Best Uses
Comment:
I have owned two of these coffee makers. We use it every day. They both lasted several years. But they both began to malfunction after the first year. The auto-timer feature works most of the time, but will shut itself off after making coffee even though the program is for 3-hours after brewing. It's an intermittent thing and the shut-off occurs at varying intervals within the specified 3-hour window. Kind of annoying to wake up and find the machine has been off for some period of time. I guess I'm not that annoyed since I bought two. Anyway, all in all, mine did last for several years until the programming feature just failed totally and we could no longer make coffee. I have always paid less than the CR low price with coupons.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
lasts up to 2 years, maybe...
11/16/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Permanent Filter
Practical Features
Stylish
Cons
Not Durable
Best Uses
Home
Comment:
I've owned two of these now. Both let go within 2 years. For this price point, a top brand should be more durable. We use once a day and do not abuse or use in any way that would cause the unit to be damaged.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
ignore the bad reviews
10/26/2014
Pros
Great Hot Coffee
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
I enjoyed coffee from my Krupps drip maker for years. when it finally gave out i replaced it with the Cusinart DCC 1200. I was hesitant to spend $90.00 on a coffee maker but it has been worth it. I do recommend using the carbon filters as it helps keep grounds from the fresh water reservoir.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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