The Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 is part of the coffee maker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffee maker
models like the Brew Central DCC-1200 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
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.
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 self-serve 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
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call self-serve, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
We've had 2 of these. They start shutting off before the brew cycle is complete, then eventually, you have to hit the on button 5-6 times to get a pot brewed, and a few more times if you want the coffee to stay hot. The thing just shuts off.
Terrible customer service-manager hung up on me. Very rude. Had to call back four times. Cracked pot for no reason and would not replace. Changed my opinion of buying cuisinart in the future.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Doesn't last long
Love the product - makes great coffee and carafe doesn't drip like others. BUT - my first coffeemaker lasted 8 months before it just died - I returned it and got an identical replacement. That one has lasted 9 months and was dead this morning! I'm not very happy when my morning coffee is not available.<br />I think Cuisinart can made a coffeemaker that lasts at least a year. Good thing I saved the box because this one is going back.<br />How frustrating and disappointing. I thought it was a better product than others.<br />Perhaps 3 times will be the charm?<br />Good thing Costco has a great return policy.