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.
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 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
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 brew-and-dispense, 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.
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Don't Buy Cusiinart!
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:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Middletown, Pa
Cuisinart 1200 fire hazard
Easy To Use
Loved this coffee pot until I plugged it in the other day and all of a sudden I heard crackling, popping noise...I looked over and my coffee machine was smoking terribly and the smell was horrible. I regularly clean my machine, only use filter water, unplug it after every use, and change filters often...there is no reason for this other then something in manufacturing. Look this up on Internet afterwards and found countless others whom had the same problem. What if this would have caught fire...cuisinart should be recalling this product!