Which automatic drip coffee maker produces the best brew? We tested 7 machines—and what we discovered was eye-opening. (To be fair, there was plenty of caffe...
Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black/Silver
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The Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central Coffeemaker
Enjoy Great Coffee with the DCC-1200
Cuisinart introduces a coffeemaker with retro styling and the latest in high tech features, making it the centerpiece of any kitchen. The Cuisinart Brew Central coffeemaker is reminiscent of the days of classic styling and durable materials. A brushed metal exterior with retro-style controls houses the finest in coffee making technology. This coffeemaker even includes a charcoal water filter. The water filter ensures great tasting coffee by removing all of the impurities from the water. The Brew Central coffeemaker also comes with advanced features such as a programmable digital clock with 24 hour advanced-brew setting, an automatic shutoff, a self-cleaning function, and an audible beep that signals the end of the brew cycle, which makes brewing the best tasting coffee easy.
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Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
List price: $71.22
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The cord isn't 2 inches long., December 26, 2015
Love love love this coffee pot!! And for the people that complained about a "2 inch cord" you have to pull the cord from the unit when you unpackage it. It's retracted into the coffee maker. That's what I did and as far as I know they don't...
It's a Good Home Coffee Maker!, July 17, 2012
First of all I am not going to state that I am a "Coffee Master".I will however say that I have strong preferences when it comes to my morning coffee. It always kills me when people try and talk about being professional Baristas and how...
Good, but not for a coffee enthusaist, December 11, 2011
Let me firs say, I used to work for Starbucks and was a Coffee Master. I am a bit of purist so I grade a machine a bit harder than the average joe.What I love:Cuisinart is one of the few companies that makes a coffee maker that...
Coffee Without the Carafe!
Cuisinart lets you have your coffee on demand! The Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee on Demand dispenses one cup at a time with an easy to use actuator. Hold up to 12 cups of coffee in the double-wall coffee reservoir. The easy to read coffee gauge lets you know how many cups of coffee are left, and the included charcoal water filter keeps your coffee tasting great. The DCC-3000 makes coffee easy-- its fully programmable with 24-hour advance brew start, programmable auto shutoff, self-clean, and a 1-4 cup setting to brew smaller amounts that still taste delicious. Remove both the coffee and water reservoirs for easy clean up.
Note:Coffee grounds/particles are accumulating coffee container where the brewed coffee exits the container, which prevents the gasket from sealing correctly when the dispense lever is released. When/if this happens, the valve needs to be rinsed with tap water while holding the valve (located on the bottom of the container) open to flush any grounds/particles out.
Features and BenefitsRemovable Water Reservoir
Detaches from unit for easy filling. Drip Tray Plate
Removable plate which holds the drip tray in place. Drip Tray
Removable tray with grate to catch any excess coffee that does not dispense into mug and residual condensation from the brewing process. Coffee Reservoir
Removable double-wall reservoir keeps up to 12 cups of coffee hot for hours. Charcoal Water Filter
Charcoal water filter eliminates chlorine, bad tastes and odors from tap water. Coffee Scoop Coffee Gauge
Displays amount of brewed coffee remaining in reservoir. Hour and Minute Buttons
Used to set time of day and set time for automatic functions. Function Knob
Used to initiate programming of automatic functions – Auto On, Auto Off, Program, Clock, and Brew. Clean Setting
Tells you when it's time to clean your coffeemaker. Remove built-up calcification from the water reservoir to help extend the life of your coffeemaker. 1–4 Cup Setting
Improves extraction, flavor and temperature when brewing fewer than 5 cups. Dispenser Lever
For dispensing coffee into mug or travel cup. Showerhead
Distributes water evenly over coffee, reducing temperature loss as water passes through grounds. Dispenser Light
Light comes on when dispensing lever is pressed and coffee pours into cup. Power Loss Back-up System
One-minute protection against losing your programmed settings in case power fails, breaker trips or unit is unplugged. Ready Tone
Signals the end of the brew cycle with five beeps.
Gold-Tone Cuisinart Commercial-Style Filter Filter Basket
Holds our commercial-style permanent filter or a paper filter. Removable for easy cleaning. BPA Free
All materials that come in contact with liquid are BPA free.
Easy to Use Control PanelCoffee Gauge
Displays amount of brewed coffee remaining in unit. Clock Display
Displays time of day and Auto On and Off times. Hour and Minute Buttons
For use in setting hour and minute for time of day, Auto On time, and Auto Off time. Function Knob
An audible tone sounds 5 times when the coffee has completed brewing. Auto On Indicator Light Clean Setting
Indicates time to clean coffeemaker to remove calcium buildup. 1–4 Cup Setting
Improves extraction, flavor and temperature when brewing fewer than 5 cups. On/Off Button
Used to turn your coffeemaker on and off. Unit must be on to program functions.
Consumer Reports has tested more than two dozen single-serve coffeemakers from brands such as Keurig, Mr. Coffee, and Starbucks. They cost anywhere Another option for a good, strong cup of coffee is to use a traditional drip coffeemaker. Consumer
none of the single-serve systems brewed top-quality coffee. Another option for a good, strong cup of coffee is to use a traditional drip coffee-maker. Consumer Reports said you can find a top one for well under $100, such as the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT