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  • Black Chrome 12-c. Brew Central Programmable Coffee Maker by Cuisinart

Black Chrome 12-c. Brew Central Programmable Coffee Maker by Cuisinart

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Whether you need to make a few cups or a whole pot, your inner coffee lover will appreciate the easy-to-use design of the Cuisinart 12-c. Brew Central Programmable Coffee Maker. This sleek, modern coffee machine is just as practical as it is attractive, and it features an extra-large glass carafe that will hold up to 12 cups of your favorite brew. With the touch of a just a few buttons, you can set this coffee maker to automatically turn on just in time to have your coffee hot and ready for you each morning, so you wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed java. The pause feature allows you to pause the drip into the carafe while you pour yourself a cup during the brewing process. An included charcoal water filter helps to ensure a great-tasting cup every time while a variable heater plate keeps your coffee at just the right temperature all morning long.

Features:

  • Brews one to 12 cups of coffee to get your day started off right
  • Programmable features allow automatic shutoff and 24-hour brew programming
  • A charcoal water filter is included to remove impurities for a better-tasting cup
  • For added functionality, this unit is packaged with a #4 paper coffee starter kit, gold-tone filter, measuring scoop and instruction booklet
  • Features a 12-up glass carafe with a drip-free spout, knuckle guard and ergonomic handle for ease of use
  • Indicator light comes on when the unit needs cleaning
  • Coffeemaker has cord storage that allows for neater presentation on your counter when not in use
  • Capacity: 12-c.
  • Cleaning & Care: Carafe is dishwasher-safe
  • Depth: 7.75-in.
  • Height: 14-in.
  • Model No.: DCC-1200BCH
  • Origin: China
  • Volts/Watts: 120-volts/1025-watts
  • Warranty: 3-year limited
  • Width: 9-in.
  • MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS

  • I have used many Cuisinart products including coffeemakers for years. This is the worst I have bought.

    No outside water window which makes pouring water difficult since one can't see (the old ones are hard enough). The toggles are silly, and it is hard to see the black line on the main switch in order to put it back on "On". I also tried to buy another carafe in white as I always like to have another carafe on hand, but none listed for this model...just black. Very disappointed.

    Cuisinart or whoever owns them now need to go back to the basics and make a better coffeemaker. Appreciate this website asking my opinion. The water window is hard enough to read on the outside, but to put it on the inside is stupid!

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  • It makes very good coffee and we like it a lot. The only thing we miss from other coffee makers is an external guage that tells how much water is in the maker

    I recommend this product.
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  • A great value

    I spent a long time researching coffeemakers to replace my ten-year-old Krups coffeemaker when it broke, and I am glad I finally chose Cuisinart. Because I work in a coffee shop, I am very particular about coffee. This Cuisinart coffeemaker is practical and reasonably-priced without so many of the ridiculous (and unnecessary) features on some of the more expensive models. In my opinion, there is no need to spend more money on a home coffeemaker if you like drip coffee--more bells and whistles do not change the quality, only the amount of hassle and the likelihood of malfunction. Having said that, I would admit that this model has some nice "extra" features, including a programmable brew function (so the coffee is waiting for you when you drag yourself out of bed), as well as an auto shut off feature (so you don't have to worry all day about whether you turned off the coffee pot!). Like some of the other reviewers have mentioned, the water level guage can be a bit tough to read, since it requires looking down inside the water tank (a problem if you are especially short, but otherwise no big deal). While this style of coffeemaker in any brand tends to be somewhat larger than more basic coffeemakers, the Cuisinart is very stylish and doesn't look out of place on the kitchen counter. The stainless steel wipes clean and doesn't show dirt or dust. Really, this was a great purchase, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a quality, reliable coffeemaker that makes a great cup of coffee.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Customer Reviews for Black Chrome 12-c. Brew Central Programmable Coffee Maker by Cuisinart

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 188 ratings

    96% of reviewers recommend this product

    93% say this is a "good value"

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  • I have owned a Cuisinart coffee maker for about 7 years. The clock just went bad and we could not set the timer. So I purchased another just like it. We are very satisfied with this product.

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 1, 2008
    • By: John
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Great Coffee Maker

    We love this coffee maker, it makes great coffee and its easy to use it also beebs 5 times to let you know your coffee is done.

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 1, 2008
    • By: Zacch
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: For Special Occasions
  • The best!

    I absolutely love this coffee maker. I have one in my home, one in my office, and ordered this one for my current office overseas! It is hard to keep it full of hot coffee as other office routinely come and fill up their cups from my coffee pot saying it tastes so much better than theirs! :-)

    I recommend this product.
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    • August 23, 2008
    • By: Karen
    • From: AE
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Good Basic Coffee Maker

    This has been a good basic coffee maker. It is simple to use and makes coffee fairly fast.

    I recommend this product.
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    • August 2, 2008
    • By: Sherry
    • From: KY
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Cuisinart Coffee maker has some design flaws

    On the positive side, this coffee maker quickly makes a pot of really good-tasting coffee. It is very flavorful and pleasing. I replaced my 20 year old Bunn with this machine and I'm delighted with the brew.

    On the negative side, there are problems. The opening for water is small and it's easy to spash water onto the grounds. To avoid this, I use a funnel but that's just one more appliance required and Cuisinart should widen the opening. Pouring from the coffee pot just doesn't work

    Also it's impossible to use the water guage to determine the fill as it's placed well inside the maker. Another marked container for water fill is necessary for measurement.

    And I don't like the snap-on lid for the pot. Once I hadn't completely snapped it on even though I thought It was tight and it fell off while I was pouring out coffee with messy results.

    The disign with a lot of brushed stainless is busy. The look would be improved with mostly color (plastic) and the cost would be lower. I bought the white.

    If I didn't love the coffee, I'd have returned the item.

    I recommend this product.
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    • July 26, 2008
    • By: Millicent
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • A good machine

    We like the overall design and the carafe pours very nicely.
    It makes great tasting coffee and is easy to use.
    Would recommend to others.

    I recommend this product.
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    • June 16, 2008
    • By: Brent
    • From: MI
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Great coffee maker

    This is one of the best coffee makers we have had in years. It makes great coffee, pours without spilling, and has timers for everything. We have had several coffee pots that made poor coffee and every time you poured a cup of coffee, it spilled. I love this coffee maker.

    I recommend this product.
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    • June 9, 2008
    • By: Bertha
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Coffee Maker

    Fast brewing and delicious coffee.

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 5, 2008
    • By: Gayle
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Excellent product - large capacity when needed. Easy to clean and maintain.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 21, 2008
    • By: Edward
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Good Coffee pot that looks good as well.

    this coffee pot is easy to use, makes good coffee and adds an element of style to my kitchen. I would recommend this product to others.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 18, 2008
    • By: Emily
    • From: VA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Fantastic!

    I have always gone with

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 16, 2008
    • By: Judith
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Love this coffee maker. It makes great coffee and it doesn't spill when pouring a cup. Would highly recommend this product!

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 11, 2008
    • By: Mary
    • From: NE
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Great coffee maker... and beautiful too!

    We've been very pleased with this coffee maker so far. We've had it for about a month and it is used daily (although mostly for making tea!)... The functions are all clear and nicely planned, and the design is beautfiul and clean (I especially love the toggle switch, which feels pleasantly solid and mechanical versus a plastic one). I really like the option to tell it you are brewing 1-4 cups, as well being able to adjust the temperature of the warming plate. We have well water, so the water filter is a nice feature as well, and I found it easy to insert the filter system.

    The unit is rather tall, which could be an issue for some. Our cabients are low though, so we'd have to pull the unit out to fill it regardless of the model. We've had no issue filling the water reservoir, and it can be cleaned with a long scrub brush. I can see where for someone who isn't very tall, the lack of an exterior water level meter could make it difficult to use *if* -and only if - you don't use the markings on your carafe to gauge the water level. When I fill the carafe up to ten cups, I assume that what gets into the coffee maker is 10 cups minus a few drops, so I don't look at the meter anyway!

    The only thing I would change is probably based in part on habit from our old coffee maker and in part on durability: I wish the lid to the Cuisinart cafare was hinged so you could just press to open, rather than having to snap the lid off and on when filling with water. While being able to remove the lid makes it easlier to clean the carafe, all that off and on seems like it will eventually cause the plastic lid to break. I'm thinking about trying to order a replacement lid now just in case.

    As for price, we bought ours with a gift certificate so our out of pocket cost was about $30. I'm not sure, at full retail price of $150, that I would have bought this coffee maker, but the cooking.com price of $80 seems quite reasonable. As long as this one lasts for a few years, I'd gladly by again at that price.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 4, 2008
    • By: Amy
    • From: MD
  • Coffeemaker definitely worth considering

    I purchased this coffeemaker to replace the Braun I have had for several years. I am a Braun person but they quit manufacturing the 12 cup model which I had worn out long years ago. I wanted to replace my 10 cup Braun with another 12 cup maker so I wound up purchasing this Cuisinart. I do like the fact that it makes 12 cups of coffee and is very easy to operate. A couple of down things and they're only negatives if they bother you. The water reservoir is hard to fill and the coffeemaker is rather tall. I have to pull it out from under my overhead cabinets to fill it. It does not have an outside viewer for the water level, so because it is so tall, I have to stand on my tiptoes to see how much water I am pouring in. Also the controls on the front are turn knobs instead of pushbuttons which I consider to be a little more inconvenient. It is not easy to clean and the parts have to be placed back in just so or the lid will not close on the top . However, all that said. It makes an awesome cup of coffee. Also, since it has a filter that filters the water, it must be replaced periodically and that is not really convenient to do either. I will likely not buy this model again but would buy another cuisinart if they make a few imrovements in syle. For now it serves the purpose and we will see how long I last with it. The price was good here on cooking.com and the shipping was great (free). At Christmas time that's definitely a plus.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 3, 2008
    • By: Susan
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Cuisinart Coffee maker

    We love this coffee maker. It is very well made, very attractively designed and looks very high end. Although we read of some complaints about the size of the opening for the water, we have no problem with it at all. Of course the quality of the coffee is dependent upon the beans one uses and your water supply but the coffee comes out hot and ours is delicious. It is very easy to clean. One suggestion for new users, the basket needs to be correctly and firmly pressed down. The bottom line is, this is my favorite coffee maker in forty five years!

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 2, 2008
    • By: Lois
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Great Coffee

    I am very satisfied with the 12 cup Brew Central Coffe Maker. I especially appreciate the 1-4 cup feature as my wife uses decaff because of some heart issues, but I am all for caffine.

    I also life the varied temperature control for the warmer feature. With a full caraffe of coffee it keeps things hot to the end.

    I would recomend this product to anyone looking for a good coffee maker.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 16, 2008
    • By: H. Raymond
    • From: OH
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
  • Good Value

    We actually bought this coffee maker as a Christmas gift. I have heard many great things about it from the receiver of the gift. They love the compactness of the whole unit and the auto shut-off. It also makes excellent coffee. We are all very pleased with this coffee maker.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 14, 2008
    • By: Tom
    • From: MN
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Attractive Counter Coffeemaker

    We are enjoying the coffeemaker. Coffee is hot. We also like the looks of the machine and the chrome case and black coffee pot.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 15, 2007
    • By: Dawn
    • From: CO
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Great coffee and smart looks

    Smart looking appliance and great coffee! I like the features and would recommend it to others.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 14, 2007
    • By: catherine
    • From: ON
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Best value.

    We had recently tried another brand that was twice as expensive. While it made coffee quicker, it didn't have half the features of this model. We are quite pleased with this purchase.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 29, 2007
    • By: Benjamin
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
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