The Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000 is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the Coffee on Demand DCC-3000 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.
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 Coffee on Demand DCC-3000
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 have loved everything about this coffee pot except that now after almost a year of daily use, water has begun to leak onto the counter, not a lot maybe 2 Tbl, but enough to be annoying. Unfortunately this seems to be a common issue with this caffee maker. For now I am continuing to use it because I still love everything else about it and the little puddle of water is easy enough to just wipe up. I have recommended this coffee maker to others in the past but don't know that I will continue to recommend it anymore.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
By Loves Her Coffee
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Easy To Use
Needs Care In Cleaning
I just absolutely love this coffee machine. I bought this to replace my DC-1200 which by the way still works after 9 years. I have had this new machine for about a week now. The coffee is hot and tasty. I don't miss my carafe. A little more care to clean. Dishwasher safe except for the water reservoir. All the gages work great. I go a little extra to make sure I have no sediment built up by rinsing the coffee reservoir and lever inside of it well. I finger pinch the spring to make sure the water runs clear and then run it through the dishwasher. So I guess for some of the people that have drip problems maybe they didn't keep it clean often enough? Or maybe they used the cupcake basket and filter paper together and got all that overflow issues( which you are not suppose to do)? Maybe if some owners would read the manual, then turn the coffee reservoir over, press and rinse the spring, they would not have anymore leaks? Right now I think I made a wonderful purchase and we'll see 3 years after the warranty runs out.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Columbus, Ohio
Can't make hot strong coffee on its best day, such a waste