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Coffeemakers

Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200
 
Price range:
$75.00 - $125.00
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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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4.0
ignore the bad reviews
10/26/2014
Pros
Great Hot Coffee
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
I enjoyed coffee from my Krupps drip maker for years. when it finally gave out i replaced it with the Cusinart DCC 1200. I was hesitant to spend $90.00 on a coffee maker but it has been worth it. I do recommend using the carbon filters as it helps keep grounds from the fresh water reservoir.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Still working well after 9 years.
10/25/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Durable
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
This coffee maker still works great. Reliable every morning when it set the night before. I only use filtered water, maybe that is why it has lasted so long. Makes great coffee. I have tried coffee from the Keurig units, but to me they just don't make coffee strong enough. When this one goes I will buy another.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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