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Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 coffeemaker

 
Price range:
$89.95 - $179.98
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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
Do not buy this DCC-1200
7/10/2015
Pros
Easy To Use
Large Pot
Stylish
Cons
Planned Obsolescense
Best Uses
Weekends
Comment:
I received this machine as a gift initially, after about 2 years it malfunctioned (electrical). Cuisinart was kind to replace it without a hassle. (Probably because they can't give these away fast enough). I was delighted to receive the new machine, but within the same timeframe the exact same problem occurred. Basically you turn on the machine, the brew light comes on but nothing happens. I tried everything, even running a cycle with white vinegar as directed by the customer service. Nothing worked. Cuisinart did not stand behind their product and would not replace, citing that their 3 yr warranty is based on the original serial number. I am disappointed in Cuisinart, and expect much much more from their products.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
it works for us
4/23/2015
Pros
Brews Quickly
Durable
Easy To Use
Large Pot
Multiple Settings
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Office
Comment:
i make coffee almost daily: it is easy, fast and brews tasty coffee. has a beeping feature that lets you know when it's done, and also beeps when it turns off the warmer. we were given this as a freebie from a thrift shop so who knows how old it is,it was definitly used. we've had it for 6 years now. all in all,it works well for us.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Don't Buy Cusiinart!
3/18/2015
Pros
Stylish
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I had the same issue as Checkemount from Toronto. This is the second Cusiniart Coffee Maker that I have purchased. I like the design, but it has proven to be unreliable. It stopped working after less than 6 months. The brew light comes on but the coffee does not brew. I think I will revert back to the tried-and-true simple Mr. Coffee for only $20. Design isn't as attractive, but it is reliable!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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