Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

12 Cup, Black/Stainless Steel - MPN: DCC1200
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Introducing an evolutionary new look in coffeemakers. The Cuisinart Brew Central Coffeemaker makes a bold statement with a brushed stainless steel finish and an elegant tech-industrial design. Programmable from start to finish, with a variable heater plate for temperature control, it's the ideal coffeemaker for today's demanding consumer. It even tells you when it's time to decalcify. Cuisinart quality, performance and convenience -- now in new state-of-the-art packaging.
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Features 1-4 Cup Feature, Automatic Shutoff, Brewing Complete Audible Beep, Clock, Heat Control, Water Filter
Product Type Coffee Maker
Color Black
Coffee Maker Cups 12
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Best Coffee Maker
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffee Maker as the Best Coffee Maker. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Drip Coffee Maker. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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1 Star Review   By anonymous - Aug 8, 2014   

This coffee maker is terrible. It takes FOREVER to brew. Then it only brews around half of what it is set for. We got a replacement finally and the replacement did the same thing. We threw it in the garbage. The one function that is positive is the no spill pouring.

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I love it.
4 Star Review   By Valso on Home Depot - Jun 4, 2013   

It looks nice. I haven't tried pre-programming it yet but I love to just start it up first thing when I wake up and the coffe comes out quickly and is very hot. The down side is you have to slide it out from under the counter to pour the water in on top but that's it for the down side. Very nice product. I like the ease of cleaning out the reusable filter too.

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This is the second purchase of this item - first lasted six years
5 Star Review   By micki on Home Depot - Apr 10, 2013   

Love it! This coffee maker makes very good coffee and importantly, hot coffee.

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Coffee is hot!
4 Star Review   By valandlover on Home Depot - Mar 19, 2013   

I like the fact that the just brewed coffee is nice and hot. I don't have to warm it up some in the microwave, like with my old unit. And it is fast, too. I have not tried setting up the deferred brew feature yet.

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very good
5 Star Review   By bell on Home Depot - Feb 5, 2013   

it was a very good coffee maker a very very very good coffee maker and i think evey one should buy it

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It was great! No complaints!
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

Price was great. We paid with gift cards and got fuel points.

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Short life
3 Star Review   By 66Fox on Home Depot - Oct 20, 2012   

Our 1200 also lasted only three years before it stopped working. The thermal fuses were blown. Replaced them and it worked for two pots. Blew again. Must be the thermostat. Looks like a thermistor but I can't find a replacement or any specs. It was a nice coffee maker. I'll be looking for a more reliable brand next time.

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It lasted 5 years
3 Star Review   Home Depot   

One would think that this type of product would have a longer life but the heating plate timer died recently and then the heating element itself failed. The coffee maker was not well thought out in it's construction. It becomes dirtyquickly because the grind splashes out of the container.I only make four cups at once so it's not from overfilling the cone. The reservoir is placed poorly and it's easy to spill water while filling.Having said that it does make VERY good coffee so I am purchasing a second unit.

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junk
1 Star Review     

Weakness: quit one me.

after two years the coffee maker quit on me. I won't buy another. Stick with Mr coffee, maybe.

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5 Star Review   By 06billy on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

we love our new coffee and it also makes the coffee taste better then last we had

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Description
Introducing an evolutionary new look in coffeemakers. The Cuisinart Brew Central Coffeemaker makes a bold statement with a brushed stainless steel finish and an elegant tech-industrial design. Programmable from start to finish, with a variable heater plate for temperature control, it's the ideal coffeemaker for today's demanding consumer. It even tells you when it's time to decalcify. Cuisinart quality, performance and convenience -- now in new state-of-the-art packaging.
Quick Glance
Features 1-4 Cup Feature, Automatic Shutoff, Brewing Complete Audible Beep, Clock, Heat Control, Water Filter
Product Type Coffee Maker
Color Black
Coffee Maker Cups 12
Summary
Product Title Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffee Maker
Manufacturer Cuisinart
Lowest Price $47.95 from Buydig.com
Power Score 4.6 | 98 Reviews
General Info
Number of Carafes: 1
Dimensions
Height: 15 in
Width: 7 in
Depth: 8 in
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Warranty Information: 3-Year Limited Warranty
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Additional Specifications
Category: Electronic Accessories
Number Of Cups: 12
coffee maker type: coffee makers
food size: small
Programmable Timer: Yes
Brew Pause: Yes
Class: (Not Specified)
Digital Display: Yes
Built-in Grinder: No
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Best Coffee Maker
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffee Maker as the Best Coffee Maker. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Drip Coffee Maker. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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1 Star Review   By anonymous - Aug 8, 2014   

This coffee maker is terrible. It takes FOREVER to brew. Then it only brews around half of what it is set for. We got a replacement finally and the replacement did the same thing. We threw it in the garbage. The one function that is positive is the no spill pouring.

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I love it.
4 Star Review   By Valso on Home Depot - Jun 4, 2013   

It looks nice. I haven't tried pre-programming it yet but I love to just start it up first thing when I wake up and the coffe comes out quickly and is very hot. The down side is you have to slide it out from under the counter to pour the water in on top but that's it for the down side. Very nice product. I like the ease of cleaning out the reusable filter too.

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This is the second purchase of this item - first lasted six years
5 Star Review   By micki on Home Depot - Apr 10, 2013   

Love it! This coffee maker makes very good coffee and importantly, hot coffee.

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Coffee is hot!
4 Star Review   By valandlover on Home Depot - Mar 19, 2013   

I like the fact that the just brewed coffee is nice and hot. I don't have to warm it up some in the microwave, like with my old unit. And it is fast, too. I have not tried setting up the deferred brew feature yet.

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very good
5 Star Review   By bell on Home Depot - Feb 5, 2013   

it was a very good coffee maker a very very very good coffee maker and i think evey one should buy it

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It was great! No complaints!
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Price was great. We paid with gift cards and got fuel points.

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Short life
3 Star Review   By 66Fox on Home Depot - Oct 20, 2012   

Our 1200 also lasted only three years before it stopped working. The thermal fuses were blown. Replaced them and it worked for two pots. Blew again. Must be the thermostat. Looks like a thermistor but I can't find a replacement or any specs. It was a nice coffee maker. I'll be looking for a more reliable brand next time.

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It lasted 5 years
3 Star Review   Home Depot   

One would think that this type of product would have a longer life but the heating plate timer died recently and then the heating element itself failed. The coffee maker was not well thought out in it's construction. It becomes dirtyquickly because the grind splashes out of the container.I only make four cups at once so it's not from overfilling the cone. The reservoir is placed poorly and it's easy to spill water while filling.Having said that it does make VERY good coffee so I am purchasing a second unit.

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junk
1 Star Review     

Weakness: quit one me.

after two years the coffee maker quit on me. I won't buy another. Stick with Mr coffee, maybe.

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5 Star Review   By 06billy on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

we love our new coffee and it also makes the coffee taste better then last we had

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Great Coffee Maker!
5 Star Review   By ahult11 on Home Depot - Sep 25, 2012   

This is a very nice looking coffee maker! I like the fact that you do not have to use filters for the coffee grounds. We are very happy with this product.

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RIP Dear Coffee Maker....had to drive to McD's this morning
4 Star Review   By LizJ on Home Depot - Sep 19, 2012   

Purchased 7/1/2009. RIP 9/18/2012. Used every day. It was very good to us, and we were good to it (changed filters, etc). Didn't use program feature often but nice to know it was there for us if needed and inspired. I am now truly convinced manufacturers literally design these products to only live within the 3 year warranty. I'd like to buy stock in the "chip which lasts 3 years" - I'd be rich ! I learned today that McDs has rather good coffee - and for only $1 for any size, I might just forego a new machine and go there each morning (drive thru in my bathrobe anyone?!) alas, research for a new machine begins now....

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The product is great!
5 Star Review   By Gigi on Home Depot - Sep 11, 2012   

I want you to know I have had this pot for over 9 nine years and it has been the very best pot that I have ever owned and it still works to prefection. I dropped my caraffe and broke it and am looking for a new one. I will also buy a new coffee maker in case they decide to quit making it. Love iot ! Love it !!!!!! Georgia from Louisiana.

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Great coffee maker at first....
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Quick brew, loved the pre-set brew, attractive stainless steel, and preferred the hot plate versus the carafes that are out.

Weakness: Seems to have problems early on with warming plate/heating element which transitions into non brewing

I LOVED this coffee maker for about a year and a half. I unfortunately did not send in my warranty. My problem was the same as the complaint listed before mine with the warmer plate/heating element and then nothing. Very disappointing and now contemplating whether or not I should purchase yet another Cuisinart coffee maker.

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Almost as good as the original
5 Star Review   By MCS2012 on Home Depot - Jul 24, 2012   

We purchased this to replace another of the same unit that was about 5 years old (and still working). The replacement did have the more stylish chrome look as opposed to some of the newer ones that do not. Performance is comparable. Coffee brew temp is hot and makes a good cup of coffee. The top does not fit perfectly when shut and it requires some effort to make it align right. Otherwise, it is one of the better coffee makers out there.

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Great coffee, great features, great look, short-ish life . . .
4 Star Review   By Ramie on Home Depot - Jun 27, 2012   

I have owned three of these machines now. The third one died this morning after three-four years of daily use. That is about all you can expect from this machine. I think I'm going to try another model this time :) Recommended as long as you don't mind the short life cycle.

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makes great coffee
4 Star Review   By luvklu on Home Depot - May 15, 2012   

had one for 5 yrs and loved it, made great coffee, I used it evry day, lots of times twice a day! had the stainless version then too. this one looks cheaper, the stainless LOOKS like plastic! pretty pricey but home depot had the best price for the same model that was $90-$100 in other stores so I cant complain! and this cuisinart maker gets great reviews. hopefully will last as long as the last one

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Worked great until it died
3 Star Review   By n0w0rries on Home Depot - May 6, 2012   

Worked great until it died. I was thinking about getting another one but sounds like other people are having them die as well. They just don't make things like they used to.

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I hate it!
1 Star Review   By CoffeeLover on Home Depot - Mar 27, 2012   

Hard to clean, awkward to use. After about two months of use, now makes horrible coffee. I've tried three different brands, but all are too strong and bitter. (It did make good coffee at first.)

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good til it stops working
3 Star Review   By member MichelleRaymick727 - Mar 2, 2012   

Strengths: programable, you can extend the time before it turns off to 4 hrs, makes a good cup of coffee

Weakness: hard to fill with carafe as the lid is hard to get off

Was a good coffee maker while it lasted. One day it made coffee, but when I went to get a pot everything was off, luckily the coffee was still hot. Next day everything turns on, but will not brew! This coffee pot is about a year old. They are sending me a new one, but I have to pay for shipping both ways.

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Loved this coffee pot until it died
4 Star Review   By MissJ on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2012   

We had it about 10 months and loved it. We took such care of it with cleaning between pots, making sure not to break anything so it would last forever, but, we turned it on one morning and it would not brew, no matter how much we tried. We even gave it a break and didn't turn it on for a couple of days, still nothing. It is so tempting not to buy another one. We are still debating. It really did make good coffee and even the beeping didn't bother us with the 5 beeps when it was done. I would suggest this coffee maker.

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Makes a great cup of coffee
5 Star Review   By Char on Home Depot - Jan 11, 2012   

Coffee maker is very easy to use. Brews very quickly. The taste and quality of coffee is excellant. Would highly recommend this brand and this particular model.

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Great Features
4 Star Review   By Jojo on Home Depot - Jan 10, 2012   

Very happy with the features and performance of this coffee maker. Only complaints are the cord is too short and felt it was a little to expensive.

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A great coffee maker
5 Star Review   By NanaJan on Home Depot - Jan 7, 2012   

Mine was getting old, and I ordered another one last month. I love everything about this coffee maker. It looks nice on the counter, delivers very good-tasting coffee every time, and is easy to use. I like the feature which offers a higher temperature if you need. I have sold gourmet coffee in the past and have tried many types of coffee makers. This is my all time favorite.

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Love this coffee maker
4 Star Review   By Gail on Home Depot - Dec 20, 2011   

This coffee maker is a replacement I bought the first one four + years ago it still works but it started to leak from the bottom Cuisinart made some changes and the quality is not quite the same and the price is a little high.

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Perfect cup of coffee
5 Star Review   By Vickola on Home Depot - Dec 9, 2011   

This is my 2nd Cuisinart coffee maker. I now have one for home and one for my office. I love all the features: the ability to control the heater plate, the auto brewing capability and brew pause. I can sneak a cup before the rest has finished brewing and it does not ruin the rest of the pot. Plus, it looks really cool on my counter top. You cannot do better for the money.

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Makes PERFECT Coffee!
5 Star Review   By JavaJedi on Home Depot - Dec 5, 2011   

Bought this Black Friday online...First off the good. It makes a PERFECT cup of coffee..hot and very smooth tasting thanks to its water filter. We really like the different settings for the temperature of the Carafe and the ability to make a smaller pot if needed. It also looks great sitting on the counter and matches our other metallic appliances. The finish IS plastic and just has the brushed metallic look however. The overall retro look is very cool as well. The Carafe does not spill or drip and that is a major plus! Now for the not so great...I agree with some of the previous reviews about the water gauge..it IS hard to judge how much water you are using especially for someone who is short..my Mother has to stand on her tip toes to peer into it to see as she is pouring in the water. Best thing to do is just measure the amount of cups you want to brew via the Carafe and forget the internal water gauge. My biggest and only real complaint tho is the clock. It is digital but does NOT light up (backlit) It is USELESS in the dark and not easy to see in the daytime. Had I known that alone, I would've bought another coffee maker. As much as it cost, you SHOULD be able to see the time especially when you are programming it etc. BIG design flaw! Now that we have it and have used it atleast 20 times the average brew time is 9 minutes for a full pot and it does signal you when it is ready..and when it is ready, you will enjoy an excellent cup of coffee!. For that we can overlook some drawbacks.

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Great tasting coffee, retro feel
4 Star Review   By botanicGarden on Home Depot - Nov 26, 2011   

I've been using this coffee maker for about a week; about 21 pots brewed. The taste of the coffee is great. Fast brewing time and nice customizable options like the burner settings: L, M, H. Also I almost always program the coffee to brew for the morning so I can wake to the smell of coffee. It has a very 1940s or 1950s retro feel to it with nobs and hard to read digital timer. Cons: a little overpriced, Made in China.

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Makes great coffee BUT some drawbacks to be aware of
4 Star Review   By gayle on Home Depot - Nov 1, 2011   

If the carafe isn't seated exactly right the water doesn't drip - it pools in the basket & the whole machine gets clogged w grounds. We've been able to learn to seat it correctly. Cuisiinart tells us this model has been discontinued & so the 3 yr warranty has expired! I assume Home Depot will honor it - they did offer to take it back. Despite all this, we'll keep it because of the great coffee.

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No So Sure!!
2 Star Review   By member rhodabr - Oct 28, 2011   

Strengths: makes great coffee

Weakness: Have had maker for 3 yrs and it stopped working , startes with hot plate ,then stops totally, this is the 2nd maker I have had and the same problem both times., the exact problem.

this coffeemaker is too expensive to replace every 3 yrs. I likedt his maker, but i am not going to replace it again. company won't replace it because they say there is no evidence that this has become a problem. Got your money, don't care!

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Product works well
5 Star Review   By PC1Walker on Home Depot - Sep 6, 2011   

Really like the automatic shut off feature and it makes great coffee.

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Good brewing performance, good overall value
4 Star Review   By froggy2011 on Home Depot - May 14, 2011   

So far I am enjoying this newly purchased coffemaker. Like the brewing performance and features including permanent gold tone filter, contemporary stainless steel finish and no-nonsense easy to use controls and no drip pouring carafe. Only negative is the opening for the water reservoir is small/curved making it a challenge to add water without spilling it into surrounding coffemaker. Other than this I would say I am pleased with this purchase and the brand. Also it has a 3 year warranty which I believe is better than competition.

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hard to read water gauge
3 Star Review   By ColaSC on Home Depot - Apr 30, 2011   

Water gauge for filling is inside filler and very hard to read, esp for shorter person. (I bought this to use for frequent smaller brewings). However, friend pointed out I could just use markings on the glass carafe and fill from carafe...Haven't tried that yet for accuracy.

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Great Addition to Your Kitchen
5 Star Review   By bdc63 on Home Depot - Nov 15, 2010   

I'm really pleased with this coffee maker. It looks good on the counter -- which is important to me -- it makes great coffee, and it has easy to use features that I like. The features are so easy that even ones you don't use often are easy to figure out without having to dig through the drawer to find the manual. And it's easy to clean as well. Really a great kitchen coffee maker.

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Not perfect by a long shot, but makes a good cup of coffee
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Lifetime filter. Easy to clean. Makes a good tasting cup of coffee.

Weakness: Clock difficult to see, needs to be backlit. Requires a lot of top clearance to service. Water condenses on inside of lid. Lid of carafe clumsy to remove or install. Parts expensive.

Nice styling, lots of features. Upgraded from Mr. Coffee, no comparison. Appears to be well made, if a bit quirky. My biggest objection is the clock; I have to turn on overhead lights to see/change it because the leds are not backlit and cannot be read otherwise. The last cup has residue in it, probably due to the lifetime filter which is not as efficient as a paper filter.

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Best Purchase Ever
5 Star Review   By Satisfaction10 on Home Depot - Jun 17, 2010   

I have had just about every coffee maker out there and I always end up with at least 4 a year. This product is simply amazing and I love its performance and the way it looks. I highly recomend this product to everyone. Cheaper is not always better and you pay for what we get and I am pleased.

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Brews great coffee, but has its flaws.
3 Star Review   By member Cliffystones - Mar 27, 2010   

Strengths: Stylish, makes great coffee.

Weakness: Filling reservoir requires a steady hand. Hot plate shuts off after a pre-determined time and is not adjustable. Electronics shuts off unit while brewing.

When my wife first brought it home and I filled it for the first time, I said "you've got to be kidding!" Filling the reservoir is like putting oil in my car without a funnel. You will most likely spill water until you get the hang of it. And if you are elderly and and/or don't have a steady hand then I can see where you would have a problem. The warmer plate shuts off after approximately 2 hours. There is no way to extend the time it stays on. Great during the week when it's 2 cups and off to work. But during the weekends and snow days it would be neat to be able to extend the time the warmer stays on. My workaround is that I turn the pot off and on again when I fill my cup, which restarts the timer. Now for the "bug". I can verify that the brewing process will stop for no apparent reason and the power will shut off. You can restart the process and it will complete (usually). This seems to be an electronics problem. I have 30 years experience as an electronic technician, and it's common knowledge that microchips and hot, wet environments don't mix well. As for those reviewers that say the problems don't exist, they are just lucky to not have a unit with problems. The people reviewing on this site are not likely to make these things up. On the whole it's a descent coffee maker. A little "tweaking" with the electronics and it would be a great one IMHO.

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Great Coffee
5 Star Review   By earlyriser on Home Depot - Feb 13, 2010   

Top notch. Could taste the difference, and keeps it hot. Buy it and try it

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Brew Central Coffee Maker
5 Star Review   By Willie83651 on Home Depot - Jan 23, 2010   

This coffee maker does the best job of any I have used in the past 25 years. Brewing is fast and the result is great coffee.

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Best Value
5 Star Review   By GoTee on Home Depot - Jan 1, 2010   

This coffee maker is a very good value for the price. Does a great job. Quick brew time and keep the brewed coffee at the perfect temp, without scorching it.

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Great Coffeemaker
5 Star Review   By RhondaRoo on Home Depot - Dec 17, 2009   

I have had this coffeemaker since May 2002. It still works like a charm! I never had any problems with it and would definitely recommend this product. It's not very often that a coffeemaker lasts for over 7 years without problems.

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Great Coffee Maker
5 Star Review   By adebruhl on Home Depot - Nov 22, 2009   

In the past 3 years I have had 3 different coffe makers and this by far makes the best coffee and is the fastest of all. I bought a Bunn and a Krupps that broke soon after I purchased them. I would highly recommend this brand.

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hot coffee
5 Star Review   By kellya1 on Home Depot - Nov 14, 2009   

I am a person that likes my coffee hot and have found many coffee makers that do not deliver. This one is not only hot but it is quick which I like. Although we usually use the auto program so its ready in the am occasionally we have guests and need to make numerous pots.

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Tremendous Looks and Great coffee
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Modern looks and coffee taste

Weakness: Water reservoir

I love this coffee maker. It has the auto settings if you wish to use them. Auto shut-off after ~2 hrs. Coffee tastes great. Also has a replaceable water filter. I no longer have to worry about having filtered water handy since this coffee maker has a filter. I bought a year's supply at the time of the coffee maker purchase. The access to the water reservoir is just a tad bit awkward but after you realize this, it's no problem. The coffee maker is very easy to clean up as the water filter is stupid easy to replace. I hope this coffee maker lasts a long time (only had it for 1 year) to add to its' value. I figure 5 yrs is a good enough life expectancy for a good coffee maker.

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My Coffee Maker
5 Star Review   By Cuisinart brew central on Beach Camera - Oct 2, 2009   

Strengths: Programable, Dependable, well built

I love my Cuisinart coffee maker. The main thing I really love! is that it is programable you can put your coffee in the well made gold tone screen filter and put your water in set it 15 minute's before you get up smell that fresh coffee brewing it's like a x-tra alarm

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Great... just great
5 Star Review   By member jmalanio - Sep 19, 2009   

Strengths: Highly dependable, love using the automatic turn on when needed

Weakness: I don't know... still trying to find one.

Use it every day. Sometimes use the automatic feature. Easy to clean. Looks as good as when we bought it 4 years ago. Yep, thought it was a little expensive but it's a non issue now. I guess the name of the game is to take care of and keep it looking presentable.

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cuisinart 1200 coffeemaker
1 Star Review     

Strengths: none, didn't work

Weakness: not functional, customer service call of no help at all.

none, had obviously been returned and resold. no power, no clock,nothing. called support and they just said, "take it back" I did. bought a 1100, power came on, but no functions worked, not the clock, nor brewcycle. Again customer service completly worthless.

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The Best Coffee Brew System
5 Star Review   By member shagnat - Feb 10, 2009   

Strengths: Piping Hot Great Tasting Coffee

This is the best coffee maker I've ever owned. I've been a coffee affacinado for over 30 years and this is the best brew system I've ever used. There are the French Press systems and admittedly a tad better but a lot less convenient. This coffee is actually hot. The adjustable temperature warming plate is my most favorite feature. Complains of (water opening too small, etc) are just looking for something to complain about. Also, those who call it (pricey) I'm thinking, "what"

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Excellent Coffee, Price and Warranty
4 Star Review     

Strengths: 3 year warranty.

Weakness: Stopped working after 2.5 years.

I bought this coffee maker at Bed Bath & Beyond in June of 2006. It stopped working a few days ago. When I went back to BedBath&Beyond to buy a new one, I noticed that Cusinart gives a 3 year warranty. BB&B exchanged my broken coffee maker for a brand one just on my word. When ever I can, I will buy from them again (plus they send monthly lifetime 20% off coupons). I would have added this review to the Merchant Review page but Bed Bath & Beyond is not listed among the merchants.

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Only one problem...
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Makes great coffee.

Weakness: Cheesy carafe.

This coffee maker does everything well. It makes really good coffee, and it's great to wake up and have your coffee waiting for you. There IS one problem, though. The carafe is, well, flimsy. The slightest bump, and you'll be buying a new one, and they're not cheap-about $25. We've gone through two in about two years, and yet we're VERY careful about them. It's just unavoidable that you're going to bump it while washing it at some point. You would think that Cuisinart would have used a slightly heavier glass for this product, but maybe they're making their money on carafes. Still, it makes good coffee.

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2 x Carafe handle seperated
1 Star Review   By member jandj1973 - Jan 10, 2009   

Weakness: Quality

We purchased last Spring 2008 Sept08 -Carafe handle came off while pouring- They sent another December08 - Replacement Carafe did same thing again. Complained again - Nothing yet Jan08. Someone will get hurt soon! Also under lid alway wet- unhealthy

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Cuisinart DCC1200 Brew Central coffee maker
5 Star Review   By member 338sutherland - Dec 29, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to use & looks fantastic as well. Coffee comes out piping hot-even when making small quantities. Construction appears durable (eg. buttons do not feel cheap)

Weakness: Need some clearance to be able to open lid to pour water. The beep to tell coffee is ready is almost inaudible.

Best home coffee maker for price! I am trying to save money by making my own coffee at home & this machine comes very, very close to what you would get outside. I am absolutely pleased.

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Highly recommended. My first one lasted 6.5 yrs
5 Star Review   By member evnstvn - Dec 21, 2008   

Strengths: easy to use, looks great, reliable

I am on my second machine. my first one lasted 6.5 yrs. i considered 'upgrading' to the dcc 3000...what a piece of junk. very stylish looking, but way to fussy to operate and maintain. also condensation from the brew cycle would spill out all over the countertop. a previous review mentioned about the valve 'sticking'. you need to make sure that the brew basket is seated correctly by pushing down until you hear it click. if not, then the carafe won't push on the valve to release the brewed coffee and you end up with a mess

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Good cup of Joe
5 Star Review     

Strengths: good hot coffee,non drip pot,"retro" style auto clean feature coffee pot has nice balance, feel to it, 3yr warrenty the water filter is a nice touch too if you don`t have a seperate filter setup

Weakness: poor visibility of the LCD clock

buy it on sale $79.99 or online for as cheap as $74.96 (w/fr.shp.) for a quality product overall i would reccomend this coffee maker it makes good Hot! tasty coffee, very nice. the finished brew (5) beeps (very soft) is a nice reminder too! i would also reccomend using coffee filters vs the 'gold' reusable one that it comes with. Cuisinart should do these improvements: 1. make the water level indicater easier to read, or re-engineer it make it see through 2. make the lid of the coffe pot hinged so its easier to fill the water reservoir

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this consumer reports that the machine fails the test
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Looks good on the counter.

Weakness: Hard to use and makes brown water.

The carafe weighs a ton and it difficlult to handle. The opening for the water requires a steady hand to avoid missing. The coffee is takes like lukewarm brown water. I took it back.

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Great
5 Star Review   By Snap on Home Depot - May 20, 2008   

This is a great coffee pot, I love that you can adjust the timer to 4 hours over all the other that give you just 2 hours.

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Cuisinart Brew Central
4 Star Review   By member powerski4me - Apr 23, 2008   

Strengths: Carafe is easy to pour without spilling,self-cleaning feature, attractive design, easy to clean, controls easy to use

Weakness: Area to pour water is too small and awkwardly located, water level readings are only seen if you stand on tiptoes and look inside the water area.

I just got this coffee maker and have already brewed three pots of coffee. The controls are easy to use. The coffee tasted great. The biggest complaint I have is that you cannot see the water level readings from the outside of the coffee maker. I use a Brita water pitcher to pour water from, so now I have to pour from the pitcher into the coffee carafe and then from the carafe into the coffee maker. Other than that, this is really a wonderful coffee maker.

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Review updat
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Same as first review

Weakness: Same as first review

We've now had our DCC-1200 for about 2 1/2 years, and it still is as good as the day we first plugged it in. You can read my original review if you scroll down through the older reviews. That review was written after owning the machine for about a year. One thing that has impressed me since writing the original review is the "cleaning cycle" function. It took nearly two years for the coffee maker to finally tell me that it was time to clean it. We followed the instructions exactly and the results were amazing. This thing does not do cleaning like every other coffee maker; it's different. It has a special cycle that runs when you clean it, and it is very efficient. We captured the "debris" that was removed from the mechanism using a regular filter. We couldn't believe how much "stuff" was purged from the machine. In over two years, nothing has failed. The clock will survive minor "power failures" without resetting to "12:00 AM" every time. A prolonged power failure will cause it to loose the time setting, but the electronics must have a storage capacitor in the circuit that let the clock hold it's settings through minor "power blips" that we have often here in Houston. If the power is off for longer than, say, 30 seconds, it probably will need to be reset, but it's great to not need to reset the clock. We are careful to be certain that the carafe is underneath the basket valve correctly when we set up the machine, so we haven't had the spillage problems others have had. I can see how that could happen if the valve on the basket isn't open as it should be when the carafe is in position on the warming plate. Speaking of the warming plate, we still have to keep ours at the middle temperature setting; "High" is still too hot for us. I generally set this machine up in the evenings, before bed, so I'm not so groggy when I pour the water into it. I can see how some folks might thing the water opening is a mite too small for early morning setups. Personally, we don't ever spill any water, but maybe others are more shaky early in the morning. My advice: just set it up before you go to bed! If this coffee maker failed, I would immediately go purchase another identical to it. In fact, if I ever hear that it is to be discontinued, I will actually go buy another one and keep it in the box until the day ours dies (which I'm sure it will ...someday). This is far and away the best coffee maker I've ever run across, and I hope they keep making them for many years. We would have had to buy at least two lesser machines by now. It's paid for itself, and that's what we were looking for when we originally bought it.

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Second one to stop working
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Design, programmable

Weakness: Stopped working

This is my second purchase of the same model. Both suddenly stopped working. The first one after a year and a half and the second after 1 year. It will not brew and the warmer plate will not heat up anymore.

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WOW
5 Star Review   By joeo80 on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2007   

This is b far the best coffee pot I have ever purchased!!! I drink a lot of coffee, about three pots a day and the temperature control is awesome I absolutely love it. It brews quick and hot (even with ice cold water in it), I would recommend this coffee pot to everyone. Almost every other coffee pot I have ever had (and I have went through quite a few) spilled each and every time I poured it but this one hasn't once. The water filtration also works fantastic. I want to thank Cuisinart for making this coffee pot and I am sure if I ever have to buy another coffee pot that it will be from Cuisinart.

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Good coffee -- BAD CARAFE
1 Star Review     

Strengths: I like this coffee pot, both in appearance and in function.

Weakness: It is hard to pour the water in the back without spilling, and the glass carafe is downright dangerous.

Today, after brewing up a good pot of hot coffee, I removed the carafe, only to have the top of the handle release from the glass carafe entirely, causing the carafe to drop to the kitchen counter, where it broke into a million pieces. Scalding hot coffee poured down onto the wood floor, and my bare feet as well. Glass went everywhere. This thing is more than badly designed, it is dangerous. Buy something else. This one's not worth the risk, believe me!

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Premature Shut-off
1 Star Review   By member Filmcrafter - Dec 15, 2007   

Strengths: Looked great in our kitchen.

Weakness: Shuts off after a few minutes.

After just a year the warmer started shutting off after just a few minutes. Nothing is worse than having your second cup of coffee be tepid and your third cold.

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Excellent product!
5 Star Review   By diggersbride on Home Depot - Dec 4, 2007   

I absolutely love this coffee maker! Easy to use and makes the best pot of coffee!!! I would recommend it to everyone!

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Great product
5 Star Review   By Nino on Home Depot - Aug 24, 2007   

I love this cofeemaker. I had it for a few months and is probably the best I ever had. It looks great too. Very easy to use.

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Wonderful Coffee Maker
5 Star Review   By LoVo on Home Depot - Aug 11, 2007   

I received this coffeemaker as a housewarming gift. I was stunned at its beautiful appearance. It makes wonderful coffee! I love that it is programmable, so I can have my cup ready when I wake up. It has a neat 1-4 cup brew setting that adjusts the temp if you are only making a small pot of coffee. I have bought several other coffeemakers. This one is, by far, the best I've ever had. With all the features, it is definitely worth the money. I'd recommend this coffeemaker to anyone.

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Was great until it died...
3 Star Review   By member gentrysm - Jul 12, 2007   

Strengths: Timer features , auto shutoff, 1-4 cup brew cycle

Weakness: Built to not be repairable by owner and based on several others' comments only lasts for 2-3 years.

Only lasted 3 years then for about 2 days it would shut off after just a few minutes. That was all the warning I got before it just completely died. No way to fix since they use non-standard security screws which are recessed so far that you cannot get them out w/o the correct tool (which of course they have). I'll give a factory reconditioned unit a try but 1 more failure and it's bye-bye Cuisinart.

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I love it!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Makes great coffee. I like that you can boast the temperature of warming plate if making 4 cups or less. Looks great on the counter. Plus can choose High, Med or Low temperature.

Weakness: Yes the resevoir opening is a little small, but I find that spills are greatly reduced by placing the lid on the carafe before pouring. This keeps the stream of water more controled.

Also be patient with pouring. Going too fast causes more spills - slow down- it only takes a few more seconds! I would definitely recommend it and I drink many cups everyday. Sorry, but I still prefer a paper filter. The mesh one allows some residue to pass through, but good for if you run out of the paper ones.

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Great Coffee Maker
5 Star Review   By Bodnarb on Home Depot - Dec 10, 2006   

I've had this coffe maker for six months now and it's a great machine. I bought one for my sister a couple years ago and then I had to go get one for myself. It delivers a perfect cup of coffee every time. It has easy to use and very convenient features. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

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Definitely worth the price
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

Not only does this coffee maker make a great cup of coffee, but it also looks great, too. The only thing that i can say negatively about the coffee maker is that it takes a little longer to clean that most others. But overall, I highly recommend this product.

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Review updat
5 Star Review   By member younkint - Dec 1, 2006   

Strengths: Same as first review

Weakness: Same as first review

We've now had our DCC-1200 for about 2 1/2 years, and it still is as good as the day we first plugged it in. You can read my original review if you scroll down through the older reviews. That review was written after owning the machine for about a year. One thing that has impressed me since writing the original review is the "cleaning cycle" function. It took nearly two years for the coffee maker to finally tell me that it was time to clean it. We followed the instructions exactly and the results were amazing. This thing does not do cleaning like every other coffee maker; it's different. It has a special cycle that runs when you clean it, and it is very efficient. We captured the "debris" that was removed from the mechanism using a regular filter. We couldn't believe how much "stuff" was purged from the machine. In over two years, nothing has failed. The clock will survive minor "power failures" without resetting to "12:00 AM" every time. A prolonged power failure will cause it to loose the time setting, but the electronics must have a storage capacitor in the circuit that let the clock hold it's settings through minor "power blips" that we have often here in Houston. If the power is off for longer than, say, 30 seconds, it probably will need to be reset, but it's great to not need to reset the clock. We are careful to be certain that the carafe is underneath the basket valve correctly when we set up the machine, so we haven't had the spillage problems others have had. I can see how that could happen if the valve on the basket isn't open as it should be when the carafe is in position on the warming plate. Speaking of the warming plate, we still have to keep ours at the middle temperature setting; "High" is still too hot for us. I generally set this machine up in the evenings, before bed, so I'm not so groggy when I pour the water into it. I can see how some folks might thing the water opening is a mite too small for early morning setups. Personally, we don't ever spill any water, but maybe others are more shaky early in the morning. My advice: just set it up before you go to bed! If this coffee maker failed, I would immediately go purchase another identical to it. In fact, if I ever hear that it is to be discontinued, I will actually go buy another one and keep it in the box until the day ours dies (which I'm sure it will ...someday). This is far and away the best coffee maker I've ever run across, and I hope they keep making them for many years. We would have had to buy at least two lesser machines by now. It's paid for itself, and that's what we were looking for when we originally bought it.

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Great coffee
5 Star Review   By Bobb on Home Depot - Nov 16, 2006   

I bought the cuisinart brew central 12-Cup Programmable coffee maker and I LOVE IT its programmable, keeps the coffee as hot as you like because the temp is adjustable its oh and the best thing is, It tells me to clean it so I get the best cup of coffee possible well worth the money!

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Excellent Product
5 Star Review   By NFAMILY on Home Depot - Nov 16, 2006   

We love this product! It looks nice and makes excellent coffee. It has convenient features.

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Brew Central
5 Star Review   By steelerspeep on Home Depot - Nov 9, 2006   

This is one of the best coffee makers I have ever used. It is programmable so it is nice to wake up to fresh brewed coffee every morning. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a new coffee maker.

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short life and makes a big mess
1 Star Review     

Strengths: looks nice, programmable, tastes good at first

Weakness: grinder gets dull, filter pops open, messy.

terrible experience. loved it for a year and it started acting up and i would not recommend it to anyone. two brothers have had same experience I did. filter chamber pops open or won't close after about a year of use...makes a huge mess. grinder stops grinding well also. major disappointment as we asked for this as a wedding present. and now we need a new coffee maker.

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Best product I've ever brought
5 Star Review   By buttergirl on Home Depot - Oct 2, 2006   

My husband loves waking up to coffee already made and ready to start his day,Thanks Home depot for one of the best products I've ever brought.

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nobody should own this maker
1 Star Review     

Strengths: concept is good.

Weakness: Fails too frequently to be reliable

One out of 10 uses, the water does not drain from the filter basket into the carafe; it backs up spilling grounds and brew into the water tank. You get no coffee AND have to try and clean grounds out of the water tank and pump/lines. Replaced 2x under warranty. All three same way.

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Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Maker
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

This is a wonderful, easy to use coffee maker. It features auto timer on and off, 1-4 cup preference, and has a self-cleaning mode. You can set it and forget it. This product is well worth its price.

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The Best Coffee Maker!!
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

This Coffee Maker makes the best coffee and I love my coffee. Definitely would suggest this one.

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Wonderful when it works
2 Star Review   By member steve907 - Jun 7, 2006   

Strengths: Very hot, flavorful coffee

Weakness: Unreliable

We're on our second one. We used the first one for 18 months and loved it. Excellent flavor. Except when the valve wouldn't open and the coffee went all over the floor. This increased in frequency. Then it started to just perk forever and never complete the brew cycle. Oh, well, it's old. We'll replace it. We have done that. Two months into the new one and it's déja vu all over again. The valve sticks about 25% of the time. Yesterday it wouldn't finish its cycle. Time for a new brand.

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Great Coffeemaker!
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

This is a great coffemaker. My husband likes the conical gold-mesh filter and water filter. Replacement parts filters are easy to find when needed. It makes up to 12 cups, and works well with finely ground coffee (some pots tend to overflow when making a full pot using fine grounds). One neat feature is the 1-4 button, which makes a perfect small pot of coffee.

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I'd buy it all over again!
5 Star Review   By member WholeGrain - May 23, 2006   

Strengths: Great tasting coffee - not burnt, not weak, not weird tasting - great every time.

Weakness: I've yet to find a weakness.

After reading all comments, both negative and positive, I went ahead and bought this machine. And, I'm happy I did. Many negative comments sound like they're coming from those who probably don't handle any type of appliance with care and respect. I mean, it's just a coffee maker (and a darned good one), not something that takes a rocket scientists expertise to get the best out of it. If you have a problem treating these kinds of items with care and respect (for the fact that none of them are intended to be used by grizzly bears or elephants) and going ahead and trying to beat the daylights out of appliances and other products, in order to declare "there, you see, it's a shoddy piece of equipment and now it's broken, then you should probably just go to Starbuck's for your java fix. I've yet to see the frailties many posters talk about. I haven't found anything wrong with the design, operation or functionality of it. I love its design and appearance! So, I would heartily recommend it. And yes, I would buy it all over again.

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I guess I need to keep looking
2 Star Review   By member TJude - Apr 21, 2006   

Strengths: Small brew feature - use it all the time

Weakness: Poor quality carafe

I must admit - this coffeemaker is better than many I have used before, and I was excited after reading so many positive reviews, but the beef I have right now is that these carafes break like crazy. I have used coffemakers for over 30 years now. Usually, a glass carafe would last me at least 12 months. Not these. It almost seems like planned profit improvements, they are so poorly made. The simple economics of it tell me that If I go on buying $25 carafes every 2 months, I'd be better off just biting the bullet and buying a new coffee maker. An that is what I'm going to do. Sorry Cuisinart.

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Doesn't perform as good as it looks
2 Star Review   By member Squarky - Mar 18, 2006   

Strengths: Timer feature is relatively easy to use. Auto-off feature is nice.

Weakness: Small opening for resevoir. Carafe design promotes spilling.

I guess I was wooed by the looks of this particular unit, but in day-to-day use I was constantly annoyed by small design flaws. The biggest gripe I have is that the opening where you pour the water in is so small that half the time I end up spilling water into the fresh coffee grounds or on the counter. My other problem happens if the outside of the carafe is wet and you pour the water too fast, water become attracted to outside of the pot and end up spilling down the front of it. This maker is less than 3 months old and I'm going to have to retire it.

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Cuisinart Brew Control DCC1200
5 Star Review   By member sbluckyg - Feb 16, 2006   

Strengths: Great cup o' joe!

I've only had mine for a little over a week now, but it quickly brews nice strong coffee. Easy to operate and program and looks nice too. The charcoal water filter is another great built in feature!

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After owning for 2 years....
2 Star Review   By member harleyx - Jan 14, 2006   

Strengths: Looks, original quality

Weakness: Electronics failure, possible hazard?

I loved the look of this unit in my modern kitchen, and it brewed a mean pot of coffee as well. Now almost 2 years later, the electronics are screwed. The unit resets all the time. Middle of brewing, right after brewing, when NOT brewing... Makes the timer useless, and if it DOES finish brewing, HURRY UP, because it's shut off again and the warmer is off. Of course Cuisinart says "sorry, you're out of warranty. Enjoy your $120 doorstop." The unit has never been dropped or missused in any way, hell, it hardly moved from it's spot.

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DCC-1200
5 Star Review   By member aug4570 - Jan 10, 2006   

Strengths: Programmable timer and shut-off

Weakness: price

We used our Xmas gift card to get this item when the store had a 20% off coupon, so total price w/tax was $70, which was a great deal. Love the timer features. The auto shut-off can be set for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours which is very convenient and I don't have to worry whether I turned off the machine before left the house. Having the coffee ready in the morning is simply wonderful. As far as not being tall enough to see the cup measurements where the water fill up is, I just fill the carafe to the number of cups I want and pour it into the back. We love this machine.

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4 Star Review   By member dlwalker8 - Feb 17, 2005   

Strengths: A good quality product. Easy to program and clean. Great look.

Weakness: Price

It makes great tasting coffee. I like the 1-4 cup feature as well as the programable timer feature. With the self cleaning and water purifier features, this product should last a lot longer than most. Being able to remove the gold filter and filter cradle makes it easy to clean. Although I thought the price was a bit high I think that it was worth it and I would recommend it to others.

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5 Star Review   By member DrJack82 - Jan 12, 2005   

Strengths: Coffee is hot, Excellent flavor, easy to operate

Weakness: Charcoal filter holder is easily breakable

We love our coffee maker. The coffee is nice and hot, with excellent flavor. In general we don't love drip style because they tend not to be as hot as perked, but this one is preety close. It is easy to use and clean and the autmatic timer is easy to set. Minor negatives are that the charcoal filter container has a flimsey opening area, which can break. A back up battery to the clock in case the power goes out you don't have to reset the time would be nice. We were very happy with the company also.

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4 Star Review   By member lafreedom - Dec 30, 2004   

Strengths: nice looking, easy to use, great coffee

Weakness: none at this time

bought this coffee maker for my wife for Christmas. has everything she wanted in a coffee maker, nice looks, timer, ease of use and great coffee. for the price i would by this coffee maker again.

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5 Star Review   By member stricklybusiness - Oct 10, 2004   

Strengths: Quality product, great look, brews a hot delicious cup of coffee.

Weakness: Grounds run through the gold filter.

This is a wonderful coffeemaker. I love the 4 cup option and also the water purifier feature. Makes a very hot, delicious cup of coffee. I would buy this product again if something ever happened to this one. Also love the feature to set the timer so I can awaken to a fresh cup.

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5 Star Review   By member dchambers - Sep 4, 2004   

Strengths: Beautiful, stylish design, excellent coffee.

Weakness: None so far.

This is my first coffee maker and I'm very happy with it. Despite the high price, it's well worth it. If you're hesitating because of the cost, wait for a sale. It'll be worth it. The wonderful design blends perfectly with my other kitchen appliances. If you like hot coffee, this machine won't disappoint you. Easy programming ensures a hot cup of coffee in the morning.

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4 Star Review   By member bolt01 - Aug 25, 2004   

Strengths: Great looking and makes fine coffee.

Weakness: Water input hole a little small and a bit expensive.

I would buy this product again. It makes excellent coffee & has a high-end look. The carafe is glass so it can be washed in the dishwasher and the filter holder is removable. In addition, the item is low maintenance. The only negative is price. But, look around, you will find a deal on it.

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5 Star Review   By member mvhall - Jun 27, 2004   

Strengths: excellent coffee maker

If you like hot coffee from a well thought out design, then this is it. Very classy apearance and makes excellent coffee. Easy to set timer for timed morning brew. I have have spent more for a coffee maker with much less satisfaction. Some may view the price as too high, but in this case you get what you pay for with a 3 year warentee.

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5 Star Review   By member mebloise - May 19, 2004   

Strengths: Looks, controlls, great tasting coffee, carafe 3 year waranty.

I read the reviews on this unit and found out that most of the reviews were correct. The style the no drip carafe the options great tasting coffee ect. But the reviews that I found that were negitive like filling the resivor coffee not being hot enough the condisation on the lid ect. are the ones that were not correct.

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5 Star Review   By member tpdelay - Feb 11, 2004   

Strengths: Good looking, easy to program, easy to fill and makes a good pot of coffee. Liked the ability to make less than a full pot while retaining the flavor and high temperature of the brew.

Weakness: Maybe a bit pricey.

This machine is easy to use and has well thought out programming routines. It a snap to set up and easy to fill and clean. I appreciate the way the carafe pours without dribbling the coffee or water when filling a cup or the reservoir. Besides the great tasting coffee, this machine has many nice features and is good looking as well.

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5 Star Review   By member jpalmer58 - Jan 8, 2004   

Strengths: Great looks and features

Weakness: Price

Looks great and makes full flavored aromatic coffee. I love the timer feature and 2-4 cup option. The self clean will make it a long lasting durable coffee maker.

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5 Star Review   By member todkel - Dec 21, 2003   

Strengths: Compact design

Weakness: Price

I love it. It's wonderful. It makes terrific, flavorful, aromatic coffe. Love the programmability feature. Times well. Remembers when you want your coffee brewed. MMmmmm. Yummy.

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