My Experience With A Cuisinart Coffee Maker

by Fiona
(New Hampshire)

Review of Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200


Frustrated with my previous coffee maker, I began the search for new model that would give me a good cup of coffee consistently. My husband surprised me with a Cuisinart DCC 1200 as a birthday gift a little over two years ago - and it is still working well to give me coffee daily.

This coffee maker is such a good choice for several reasons.

Those who love their appliances know that first of all, Cuisinart makes quality products. They have a long history, and there are also replacement parts available if you ever need one. The customer service for my coffee maker was wonderful, as I threw out the gold filter basket when dumping grounds one day and quickly had a replacement.

This coffee maker is also a practical size, as well as attractive. Measuring around 14" tall, 8" wide and 11" deep, it sits well on any counter space, while still providing a full twelve cups of coffee. The particular model I own is the brushed stainless steel, which is beautiful - but it is also available in solid black.

The features that make this coffee maker stand out are the self cleaning feature, the charcol filter to clean water, and the two settings for the burner. If you like your coffee extra hot, you can set the heating plate to high, or low for a more temperate cup. When choosing the settings, you can tell your coffee maker if you are brewing less than four cups so it can adapt the flow of water through the basket. Like many other coffee makers, but not an option in my opinion, is the auto brew. You can set it the night before and have the smell of coffee wake you up.

I recommend this mid-priced coffee maker strongly, since it is still going strong after two years of daily use.



Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-Cup Brew CentralEditor's note

If you have a look at amazon's list of bestsellers, you will see that Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 is the bestselling coffee maker around. It comes in several different finishes: stainless, chrome, black and red. The above review is about the stainless steel model, which happens to be the most popular one.


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