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Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp
 
Approximate retail price:
$159.00
Summary: This Cuisinart 14-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a water filter
  • an indicator to tell you when cleaning is needed
  • a measured capacity of 71 oz.
  • a cone-type filter.
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp

The Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp 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.

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The following models have the same ratings as Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp.
Features and specs may vary
Cuisinart Perfec Temp DCC-2800
Price range:
$69.00 - $114.72
Price & shop
The Ratings applied to untested model Cuisinart Perfec Temp DCC-2800 come from our tests of model Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Has a different aesthetic look, no crystals.
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 Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting Yes
info Brew-strength control Yes
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 15 x 8 x 12
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User Reviews - Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp
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3.0
Too Slow
7/21/2014
Pros
Cons
Long Brew Time
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
Over rated! We specifically ordered due to Consumer Reports rating. Our previous cuisinart model was much better. My wife even hates the tacky diamonds on the front.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Sister model DCC-2900C also flawed
6/20/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Large Pot
Multiple Settings
Cons
Loud
Reservoir Filling Awkward
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
We use our coffeemaker every morning - in less than 3 months one of the hinges of the resevoir lid had broken - lid still opens & closes but does not lay flat when closed.<br /><br />Even more frustrating, here in Canada there is only one place to send Cuisanart products for warranty work - I'm being asked to pack up and ship this away... how many weeks do we think I'll be without a coffeemaker?
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Lid Comes Unhinged
3/1/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Large Pot
Cons
Flimsy Designassembly
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
As another reviewer noted - the lid became unhinged - could tape it (with removable painters tape) so it would work, but can't find black painters tape - that blue tape is quite unsightly. We are careful in handling our stuff, so it ain't us. It's wrapped and ready for sending back to the Chef's Catalogue Store.<br /><br />Shouldn't CR re-look its rating - retest to see if breakages are merely an anomaly?
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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