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

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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 187 ratings

    96% of reviewers recommend this product

    93% say this is a "good value"

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 187 ratings

    96% of reviewers recommend this product

    93% say this is a "good value"

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  • The absolute best

    My daughter is tired of hearing about how much I love this coffee maker. Have not found a thing about it that I do not like. It is just perfect.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 26, 2007
    • By: Nancy
    • From: MD
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Nancy

    My daughter is tired of hearing about how much I love this coffee maker. Have not found a thing about it that I do not like. It is just perfect.

  • Brew Central is Great!

    I have been using the Brew Central coffee maker for about 3 weeks and like it very much. I use the auto brew function to have coffee ready in the morning. I found the coffee maker easy to program and easy to clean. I love the ability to select the temperature for the heating pad. I like my cofee hot and this coffee maker delivers on that! It fits perfectly under my cabinets when sitting on my kitchen counter. I've had problems with other coffee makers that were too tall.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 6, 2007
    • By: Donna
    • From: RI
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Donna

    I have been using the Brew Central coffee maker for about 3 weeks and like it very much. I use the auto brew function to have coffee ready in the morning. I found the coffee maker easy to program and easy to clean. I love the ability to select the temperature for the heating pad. I like my cofee hot and this coffee maker delivers on that! It fits perfectly under my cabinets when sitting on my kitchen counter. I've had problems with other coffee makers that were too tall.

  • The Best Coffee Maker

    I am so glad I decided to purchase this coffee maker. It makes the best cup of coffee and it seems to stay hotter than my old pot. The only thing that I do wish is that the digital clock display would light up at night.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 5, 2007
    • By: Todd
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Todd

    I am so glad I decided to purchase this coffee maker. It makes the best cup of coffee and it seems to stay hotter than my old pot. The only thing that I do wish is that the digital clock display would light up at night.

  • It's not the worst coffee pot I've had, but it's not the best, either. It's makes a really annoying clicking-type noise after the brew cycle is done. Don't wash the carafe in the dishwasher. All the water gets caught in the metal trim on the carafe. The timer works great. I could take it or leave it.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 28, 2007
    • By: Dean
    • From: NM
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host

    Dean

    It's not the worst coffee pot I've had, but it's not the best, either. It's makes a really annoying clicking-type noise after the brew cycle is done. Don't wash the carafe in the dishwasher. All the water gets caught in the metal trim on the carafe. The timer works great. I could take it or leave it.

  • Wonderful Coffee Maker

    Really enjoy the coffee and the controls are very easy to use! The water fill area could be a little larger-------would be faster to fill. Would buy again as long as it doesn't give out in the next 2-3 years!

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 22, 2007
    • By: Peggy
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Peggy

    Really enjoy the coffee and the controls are very easy to use! The water fill area could be a little larger-------would be faster to fill. Would buy again as long as it doesn't give out in the next 2-3 years!

  • Coffee pours into cup, not onto counter

    Bought this based on a thorough review on another site. The one thing that stands out is that coffee pours out of the carafe & doesn't drip anywhere except into your cup. Also for me, not having a swing-out filter holder means added durability.

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 18, 2007
    • By: Lisa
    • From: MN

    Lisa

    Bought this based on a thorough review on another site. The one thing that stands out is that coffee pours out of the carafe & doesn't drip anywhere except into your cup. Also for me, not having a swing-out filter holder means added durability.

  • Finally,great coffee!


    This coffee maker is not only sleek and beautiful, it makes great tasting coffee! We are very pleased with our purchase. You cannot go wrong with this one!

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 17, 2007
    • By: Marie
    • From: MI
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Marie


    This coffee maker is not only sleek and beautiful, it makes great tasting coffee! We are very pleased with our purchase. You cannot go wrong with this one!

  • BEST COFFEE MAKER I'VE EVER HAD

    The Cuisinart coffeemaker is excellent. It brews the hottest, most delicious coffee, has an adjustable automatic shut off, from one to four hours, beeps both when the coffee has finished brewing and after the auto shutoff and has a truly drip proof pot. The only drawback is that there is no water indicator window on the outside of the coffeemaker. The water indicator on the inside on the top is so difficult to see that filling the pot from the top is awkward.

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 2, 2007
    • By: Carole
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Carole

    The Cuisinart coffeemaker is excellent. It brews the hottest, most delicious coffee, has an adjustable automatic shut off, from one to four hours, beeps both when the coffee has finished brewing and after the auto shutoff and has a truly drip proof pot. The only drawback is that there is no water indicator window on the outside of the coffeemaker. The water indicator on the inside on the top is so difficult to see that filling the pot from the top is awkward.

  • SIMPLY PUT, GREAT COFFEE!

    After purchasing this 12 cup Brew Central Coffee Maker by Cuisinart, my husband and I decided it is the best coffeemaker we have ever owned. The coffee is simply wonderful! I love that the carafe does not drip when you pour from it and the coffee seems to brew quicker than other makers. All the features this maker has makes it even easier to brew great coffee. While it is true that the water reserve is small, it's a very minor detail if what you are looking for is truly great coffee.

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 2, 2007
    • By: Bethany
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host

    Bethany

    After purchasing this 12 cup Brew Central Coffee Maker by Cuisinart, my husband and I decided it is the best coffeemaker we have ever owned. The coffee is simply wonderful! I love that the carafe does not drip when you pour from it and the coffee seems to brew quicker than other makers. All the features this maker has makes it even easier to brew great coffee. While it is true that the water reserve is small, it's a very minor detail if what you are looking for is truly great coffee.

  • I really like this coffee maker--we originally had purchased the Cuisinart with the thermal carafe and returned it for various reasons. This one is much better, my only complaint is that the water level indicator is extremely difficult to read. We usually put water in the pot to measure it, then pour it in.

    I recommend this product.
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    • July 22, 2007
    • By: Mary
    • From: OH
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Mary

    I really like this coffee maker--we originally had purchased the Cuisinart with the thermal carafe and returned it for various reasons. This one is much better, my only complaint is that the water level indicator is extremely difficult to read. We usually put water in the pot to measure it, then pour it in.

  • Awkward features

    There are several awkward features of this coffee pot.
    The water level indicators are located inside the narrow water well. For measures less than 8 cups you must look from directly above the well.
    The pot lid is challenging to click in properly.
    The toggle switch should be replaced by a flush switch.
    The water well is so narrow that I am wondering how I will remove the inevitable scale and lime effectively.

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    • July 9, 2007
    • By: susan
    • From: AL
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host

    susan

    There are several awkward features of this coffee pot.
    The water level indicators are located inside the narrow water well. For measures less than 8 cups you must look from directly above the well.
    The pot lid is challenging to click in properly.
    The toggle switch should be replaced by a flush switch.
    The water well is so narrow that I am wondering how I will remove the inevitable scale and lime effectively.

  • Cuisinart coffee maker

    Extremely nice! the glass pot, lid and coffee basket can all go in the dishwasher, so that makes it very easy to clean up. Good loud beep when the coffee is done, too. Heat plate has temperature settings which is very nice! Not too large, so it doesn't take up much counter space. Glad I chose this coffee maker.

    I recommend this product.
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    • May 29, 2007
    • By: Debra
    • From: NV
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Debra

    Extremely nice! the glass pot, lid and coffee basket can all go in the dishwasher, so that makes it very easy to clean up. Good loud beep when the coffee is done, too. Heat plate has temperature settings which is very nice! Not too large, so it doesn't take up much counter space. Glad I chose this coffee maker.

  • I have had many coffee makers over the years. This is the best I have ever had. My hubby and I are so pleased with this coffee maker. Your coffee is hot and steaming and great tasting. This is the only coffee maker for me now! You will be very, very pleased with the Brew Central Coffee Maker by Cuisinart. Don't waste any more money on those others.....you will love this one!! Thumbs Ups!!

    I recommend this product.
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    • May 29, 2007
    • By: Jeanette
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Jeanette

    I have had many coffee makers over the years. This is the best I have ever had. My hubby and I are so pleased with this coffee maker. Your coffee is hot and steaming and great tasting. This is the only coffee maker for me now! You will be very, very pleased with the Brew Central Coffee Maker by Cuisinart. Don't waste any more money on those others.....you will love this one!! Thumbs Ups!!

  • 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.
    Was this helpful?
    • May 17, 2007
    • By: Rachel
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Rachel

    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.

  • simple product design in more valuable to me as a consumer than so many other features - the opening for the reservoir was much too tiny - first thing in the morning - or under dark counters - a large opening to pour water into is more important than all the other details!

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    • May 8, 2007
    • By: Cynthia
    • From: CO
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host

    Cynthia

    simple product design in more valuable to me as a consumer than so many other features - the opening for the reservoir was much too tiny - first thing in the morning - or under dark counters - a large opening to pour water into is more important than all the other details!

  • Finally, a decent cup of coffee

    It's hard to make a good, hot cup of coffee and although I've yet to find a way to consistently make one, this machine does often provide a good hot tasting pot. Heat is a key element which this does provide.

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 25, 2007
    • By: margery
    • From: NJ
    • I Cook: When I Must

    margery

    It's hard to make a good, hot cup of coffee and although I've yet to find a way to consistently make one, this machine does often provide a good hot tasting pot. Heat is a key element which this does provide.

  • 12 cup Brew Central Coffee Maker by Cuisinart

    I love my new Brew Central Coffee Maker by Cuisinart! These features are what I like about it: it's programable, variable heat carafe warmer, fewer cups brew option, the digital clock, and the coffee taste made the maker is so good. I highly recommend this coffee maker.

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 10, 2007
    • By: LaWana
    • From: LA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    LaWana

    I love my new Brew Central Coffee Maker by Cuisinart! These features are what I like about it: it's programable, variable heat carafe warmer, fewer cups brew option, the digital clock, and the coffee taste made the maker is so good. I highly recommend this coffee maker.

  • 12 c. Brew Central Coffee Maker by Cuisinart


    Great coffee maker- all features function well and the unit is user friendly.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 13, 2007
    • By: Kirk
    • From: FL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Kirk


    Great coffee maker- all features function well and the unit is user friendly.

  • Love it!

    I can not get over how hot my coffee is and how it stays hot! Plus NO DRIPPING when you pour. How wonderful it that!

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 12, 2007
    • By: Catherine
    • From: NH
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Catherine

    I can not get over how hot my coffee is and how it stays hot! Plus NO DRIPPING when you pour. How wonderful it that!

  • Perfect every time!!!

    I purchased this coffee pot mainly because of the 12 cup capacity and the black exterior. I have not been disappointed. It brews a perfect cup of coffee. The machine is a little noisy when brewing, but in the general noise of our kitchen it is hardly bothersome. It would be nice if the water level were easier to see, as sometimes I will brew into what is already in the pot and it is a little hard to see inside the measurement area if you are short. However, if you start new pots all the time and just use the carafe to fill the water compartment, you will have no problem at all. The black exterior is just perfect and stays nice and clean which was one of my wishes when I purchased it. It looks fantastic on my black granite countertops. I would definitely purchase this item again without any reservation!!!

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 11, 2007
    • By: Mary Ann
    • From: OR
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Mary Ann

    I purchased this coffee pot mainly because of the 12 cup capacity and the black exterior. I have not been disappointed. It brews a perfect cup of coffee. The machine is a little noisy when brewing, but in the general noise of our kitchen it is hardly bothersome. It would be nice if the water level were easier to see, as sometimes I will brew into what is already in the pot and it is a little hard to see inside the measurement area if you are short. However, if you start new pots all the time and just use the carafe to fill the water compartment, you will have no problem at all. The black exterior is just perfect and stays nice and clean which was one of my wishes when I purchased it. It looks fantastic on my black granite countertops. I would definitely purchase this item again without any reservation!!!

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