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Coffeemakers

Cuisinart Perfec Temp DCC-2800
 
Price range:
$66.68 - $199.00
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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 $66.68 - $199.00.

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:
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
Approximate retail price:
$168.99
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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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5.0
Our Preferred Coffee Maker
10/25/2014
Pros
Auto shut off
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Office
Comment:
We have looked at many coffee makers. I first saw this unit at work (many years ago), where the auto-off feature permitted us to have a coffee maker, no more burned empty pots. Since then we have spent the money for our home use. I haven't found a unit that looks good, works well (great coffee) and has the auto-off capability. We bring this on family trips, where everyone else appreciates its capabilities. They have lasted us 3+ years each of daily use, and will always be replaced as long as this unit is available.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Misleading warranty
10/20/2014
Pros
Cons
Did not last
Best Uses
Comment:
Really surprised when Cuisinart refused to honor the three-year warranty on our coffeemaker. First one was purchased in 2010; it died after two years and Cuisinart replaced it in 2012. The second one died last night (Oct. 20, 2014). We called Cuisinart to get that one replaced and were told the warranty only applied to the original coffeemaker. Why bother offering a three-year warranty when the product doesn't last more than two? We will not purchase another product from this company.
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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1.0
Consumers why do you rate this so high?
10/1/2014
Pros
Large Pot
Stylish
Cons
Hard To Clean
Long Brew Time
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
Lid Latch broke after 3 months of daily use. I have a big rock holding the lid down now. So much for my stylish coffee maker. Lid not listed in parts on their web site.<br />I am confused as to how CR can keep reporting this unit as one of the best with all of these negative reviews. I feel CR should pressure manufacturer for a refund or replacement lid for all the bad units. I am afraid to go by your rating on a new one.<br /><br />Mark
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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