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Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000
 
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$74.00 - $319.44
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Summary: This Cuisinart 12-cup brew-and-dispense model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a water filter
  • a permanent filter.
  • a removable reservoir
  • an indicator to tell you when cleaning is needed
  • a measured capacity of 64 oz.
  • a cupcake-type filter.
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Community icon36 people have reviewed this model.
Type: 10- to 12-cup brew and dispense coffeemakers
About - Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000

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.


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.
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
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug NA
info Small-batch setting Yes
info Brew-strength control No
info Dispenser-style Yes
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 15 x 9 x 12
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User Reviews - Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000
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3.0
Decent coffee maker with a few flaws
4/11/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
No carafe
Cons
Hard To Clean
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
Not keen on disposable pods or a carafe, this was a good option and has lasted for the 3+ years without issue. Features I dislike: the 1-4 cup brewing feature does nothing different, the water reservoir is impossible to get clean, the filter is in such an odd position that water isn't forced through it. It's durable, and the other components clean easily enough.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Save your money
3/27/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Large Pot
Cons
Cheaply made
Best Uses
Comment:
First pot had to be returned because the auto brew did not work. Replacement worked fine, then after a month the gauge to indicate amount of coffee remaining stopped working. After discussing with Cuisinart with unsatisfactory results decided to put up with it as coffee was great. After about a year of daily use, one day the valve on the lever to fill cup did not close after filling a cup and coffee poured out all over the counter and into the drawers below. Of course this was not noticed until most of the pot had emptied. Since this was our third Cuisinart coffee pot in the last 6 years, we replaced with another brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Good Coffee - Difficult to Clean
3/21/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Cons
Hard To Clean
Best Uses
Comment:
I liked this coffee maker at first. It makes decent coffee. Several frustrations have surfaced after having owned it for almost a year.<br />1. You can't sit it against the wall under a normal cabinet. The cover over the coffee reservoir has to open all the way to remove the basket and coffee reservoir. Annoying in the morning and makes the task of making coffee cumbersome.<br />2. The fill lever can't be accessed by normal to tall togo mugs. Normal coffee cups are fine. Again, annoying and makes the morning routine cumbersome.<br />3. It is impossible to clean the inside of the coffee reservoir completely. Crud builds up in there and eventually breaks free and ends up in your cup. This is a deal breaker for me. I am getting a new machine.
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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