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Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200
 
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$69.99 - $114.28
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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
pouring water in is a challenge
8/16/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Hard To Clean
Impractical Access
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
We've had this almost two years. It brews good coffee and we like the retro style. Everything is still functioning well.<br /><br />It's tall on the counter and if you're short- prepping is not as easy as it should be. I am 5'1h, and have trouble reaching the tiny water reservoir opening- in the back, at the hinge of the open lid. The open lid also blocks you from tipping the pot or measuring cup at a good angle to pour all the water. It would be helpful to have a view window to measure the water. But this design says no to that. <br /><br />Another small issue is that the inside lid collects condensation after brewing, so when you next open it, that water drips to the counter behind the coffee maker. Every day we're wiping up a little puddle.<br /><br />Overall the aesthetics and good coffee brewing are worth the inconveniences. Get someone tall to make the coffee.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Quit working totally after 8 months
8/3/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
We use this once a day in the morning. First, the programmable auto brew quit working then everything quit working. Coffee maker is barely 7 months old. Very disappointed in this purchase. It does have a three year guarantee but i have to pack it up and send it back.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Lasted 9 Years!
7/11/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Durable
Easy To Use
Large Pot
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
This coffee maker lasted 9 years! I love the 1 - 4 cup setting which double heats the water so you get piping hot coffee even for a few number of cups. The programming and self clean features are useful.<br /><br />I have the matte black which does not clean well on the outside so I would consider getting a stainless coffee maker this next time around. The Brew Pause feature is great for pouring a cup of coffee before the cycle is finished; a few drips do leak onto the heating plate but I'm guessing that is the case with brew pause functions on most coffee makers.<br /><br />Cuisinart has released newer coffee makers so I may look at those as well. I have a Cuisinart blender, food processor and toaster oven as well. The brand makes good products that last a long time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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