Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 coffee maker

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$86.88 - $169.99
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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: Drip coffee makers with carafe
About - Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200

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.

Brew performance:
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.

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 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
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
User Reviews
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Not a reliable product
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Shuts Off Frequently
Best Uses
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.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Don't buy-terrible customer service. Expensive replace pots.
Do Not Stand Behind Produ
Best Uses
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:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Doesn't last long
Brews Quickly
Large Pot
Complicated Controls
Best Uses
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.
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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