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Cuisinart Perfec Temp DCC-2800
Price range:
$89.88 - $179.99
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Cuisinart Perfec Temp DCC-2800

The Cuisinart Perfec Temp DCC-2800 is a drip coffeemaker available from Cuisinart. The Perfec Temp DCC-2800 typically costs between $89.88 - $179.99.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on drip coffeemaker models like the Perfec Temp DCC-2800.

Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.

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.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp were applied to untested model Cuisinart Perfec Temp DCC-2800, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Cuisinart Crystal SCC-1000 Limited Edition Perfec Temp
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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 Perfec Temp DCC-2800
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting Yes
info Brew-strength control Yes
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 15 x 8 x 12
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User Reviews - Cuisinart Perfec Temp DCC-2800
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Two Strikes You're Out
Brews Quickly
Ugly Design
Best Uses
This is my 2nd unit. Exact same problem the 2nd time as well. Lid hinge breaks. Poor design, poor quality
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Leaked after 2 months
Easy To Use
Best Uses
This started leaking after one month -- we looked online and tried many tricks but it still leaks. I will never buy anything from Cuisinart again -- seems like this is a common problem -- I am surprised CR gave this such a high rating -- will try Mr Coffee next but may have to go back to percolator, which we had for years
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Coffee all over the place
Best Uses
This is replacement coffee maker. The first one leaked over the pot and dripped on the hot plate, causing the covering to slowly peel away. Cuisinart has a tricky way of sending a replacement with the same serial number as the original (heat branded into the plastic bottom area). This one leaks in the same way, so it seems they have a stock of the first manufactured batch without any correction made, and they just ship another one. My earier Cuisinart coffee maker did not suffer this flaw, and, in fact, the pot from the earlier coffee maker works much better in the newer machine. There is no mess.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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