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Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffeemaker

 
Price range:
$68.98 - $150.00
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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
Great coffee when it's working
1/19/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
Loved this coffee maker until it broke down about a year after I bought it. The brew light comes on but the coffee does not brew. Tried to call customer service but was put on hold for over an hour so I gave up. I am now back to using my old, cheap reliable coffee maker. Will not buy this brand again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Second one to fail
1/3/2015
Pros
Easy To Use
Large Pot
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
I have owned two of thes coffee makers which are on the pricey side for an everyday machine. I like the programmable features and styling. Both have failed after the warranty expired. Electronic contrals seem to be the culprit. No available repairs. I'm disappointed as I generally respect Cuisinart's other products and have had a food processor for over 30 years. C'est la vie!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
 
3.0
Great while it works
12/28/2014
Pros
Good Quality Brew
Large Pot
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Broke After Only 3 Years
Hard To Clean
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
As many others have said, this coffee maker makes fantastic coffee. I have been a strong fan of the stylish machine in my kitchen for three years. Until last week when it simply wouldn't heat the water to make coffee. All the lights turn on, and you can here the thermostat click, calling for heat, but the element seems to have burnt out. This is disappointing. I consider it still a new product. It should work without glitch for at least 10 years at the $100 mark. I'm disappointed and hesitant to replace with another Cuisineart. Too bad, as it was a nice machine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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