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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  • great coffee on time!

    I love this coffee maker, it makes great coffee and being able to program it to be ready when I wake up is fantastic. I only wish I could shut off the beeping noice signaling when it is finished. Other than that this is a great product

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 10, 2007
    • By: Kathy
    • From: MA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Kathy

    I love this coffee maker, it makes great coffee and being able to program it to be ready when I wake up is fantastic. I only wish I could shut off the beeping noice signaling when it is finished. Other than that this is a great product

  • Makes Excellent Coffee

    I am not particularly adept at making good coffee...but this coffeemaker is. I am finally getting compliments. Adjust amount of coffee until you get the strength you want. I found three LEVEL metal

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 10, 2007
    • By: Ann
    • From: NC
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host

    Ann

    I am not particularly adept at making good coffee...but this coffeemaker is. I am finally getting compliments. Adjust amount of coffee until you get the strength you want. I found three LEVEL metal

  • Nice Coffeemaker

    Being that I have little experience with coffeemakers, I'll give a neophyte review. It's pretty easy to use in basic mode, and I really like that it has 4 different hot plate settings so that you don't burn your coffee after it's been brewed.

    The only issues that I've run into so far is that it's a little hard to pour the water in, and it's a pain to clean out grounds, there are lots of little crevices for grounds to sneak in.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 9, 2007
    • By: Daniel
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host

    Daniel

    Being that I have little experience with coffeemakers, I'll give a neophyte review. It's pretty easy to use in basic mode, and I really like that it has 4 different hot plate settings so that you don't burn your coffee after it's been brewed.

    The only issues that I've run into so far is that it's a little hard to pour the water in, and it's a pain to clean out grounds, there are lots of little crevices for grounds to sneak in.

  • It is hard to see the water level.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 9, 2007
    • By: Ronald
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Ronald

    It is hard to see the water level.

  • This coffee maker is really worth it!

    My wife and I did a lot of looking and compairing of different brands, functions, etc. on the internet, before we decided to buy this coffee maker. We have used it continuously for about 3 months now and we continue to be very happy with our purchase. The coffee just plain tastes good! Isn't that what it's all about anyway? We are convinced that the built-in water filter has a lot to do with it (we just need to remember to buy some replacement cartridges for it). This is a big 5-star small-appliance which I can recommend without hesitation.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 9, 2007
    • By: Cornelio
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Cornelio

    My wife and I did a lot of looking and compairing of different brands, functions, etc. on the internet, before we decided to buy this coffee maker. We have used it continuously for about 3 months now and we continue to be very happy with our purchase. The coffee just plain tastes good! Isn't that what it's all about anyway? We are convinced that the built-in water filter has a lot to do with it (we just need to remember to buy some replacement cartridges for it). This is a big 5-star small-appliance which I can recommend without hesitation.

  • I am very pleased with the Cuisinart coffee maker. I do like the added feature of filtering the water, believes it actually adds to the flavor of the coffee.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 31, 2007
    • By: FAYE A
    • From: NC
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host

    FAYE A

    I am very pleased with the Cuisinart coffee maker. I do like the added feature of filtering the water, believes it actually adds to the flavor of the coffee.

  • Good coffeemaker

    Does everything we need it to. The only issue might be the the very small opening, compared to other coffeemakers we've had, to pour the water in. Also, it would be nice if the pot had a hinged top. The coffee is good however so that's what really counts.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 29, 2007
    • By: Ginna
    • From: CT
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Ginna

    Does everything we need it to. The only issue might be the the very small opening, compared to other coffeemakers we've had, to pour the water in. Also, it would be nice if the pot had a hinged top. The coffee is good however so that's what really counts.

  • Great Coffee

    Works great! Looks great! Wish the clock were easier to read, though.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 2, 2007
    • By: Cristopher
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Cristopher

    Works great! Looks great! Wish the clock were easier to read, though.

  • I bought this for my daughter and her husband for Christmas and they are very pleased with it. She called me to tell me she loves it and it makes the best tasting coffee they have ever made. She also stated it was very easy to keep up. Very pleased with my purchase.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 31, 2006
    • By: Barbara J
    • From: NC
    • I Cook: When I Must
    • Style: Family

    Barbara J

    I bought this for my daughter and her husband for Christmas and they are very pleased with it. She called me to tell me she loves it and it makes the best tasting coffee they have ever made. She also stated it was very easy to keep up. Very pleased with my purchase.

  • This is the second brew central I have owned. The last one was 5 years old and did not keep the coffee as warm as I like, but after 5 years of service, I won't complain. Filling the water can be a little tricky at first, but is not a problem after a while. I would recommend this coffee maker to anyone.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 28, 2006
    • By: jon
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    jon

    This is the second brew central I have owned. The last one was 5 years old and did not keep the coffee as warm as I like, but after 5 years of service, I won't complain. Filling the water can be a little tricky at first, but is not a problem after a while. I would recommend this coffee maker to anyone.

  • Very satified with product so far. Makes a good cup of coffee. Easy to use.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 23, 2006
    • By: robert
    • From: NJ
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    robert

    Very satified with product so far. Makes a good cup of coffee. Easy to use.

  • One complaint

    When you fill the coffee maker with water you need to stand over it and look down into it to see if you have the correct amount of water for the amount of cups you are brewining. It is very inconvenient, espicially if you are short or your cabinets overhang your counters. It would be allot better if there was a water indicator on the outside.

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    • December 4, 2006
    • By: John
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    John

    When you fill the coffee maker with water you need to stand over it and look down into it to see if you have the correct amount of water for the amount of cups you are brewining. It is very inconvenient, espicially if you are short or your cabinets overhang your counters. It would be allot better if there was a water indicator on the outside.

  • After purchase, item offered at a significantly reduced ptice elsewhere!

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 29, 2006
    • By: Joseph
    • From: VA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Joseph

    After purchase, item offered at a significantly reduced ptice elsewhere!

  • We've had this coffee maker for almost a month now, and seems to make pretty good coffee. I'm not really a snob though, because my previous coffee maker was a Mr. Coffee, and I thought it made good coffee too.
    We really like the size of the pot - as most coffee makers are 10 cup - which isn't enough if you have guests. It does look great on the counter too, without taking up a lot of space (which is why we didn't go for the capresso).

    Things that we find annoying....

    **Not being able to see the water level without looking over the top inside
    **The lid fits on the top sort of weird, so its taking some getting used to, to get it on properly and quickly

    We had gift certificates for cooking.com which is why we purchased it off coooking,com ---but I will say they have the same one at BJ's wholesale for $50 -- so you may want to check that out.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 5, 2006
    • By: Hye
    • From: CT
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Hye

    We've had this coffee maker for almost a month now, and seems to make pretty good coffee. I'm not really a snob though, because my previous coffee maker was a Mr. Coffee, and I thought it made good coffee too.
    We really like the size of the pot - as most coffee makers are 10 cup - which isn't enough if you have guests. It does look great on the counter too, without taking up a lot of space (which is why we didn't go for the capresso).

    Things that we find annoying....

    **Not being able to see the water level without looking over the top inside
    **The lid fits on the top sort of weird, so its taking some getting used to, to get it on properly and quickly

    We had gift certificates for cooking.com which is why we purchased it off coooking,com ---but I will say they have the same one at BJ's wholesale for $50 -- so you may want to check that out.

  • This coffeemaker is easy to use and makes excellent coffee. Would definitely recommend it.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 11, 2006
    • By: Jenniffer
    • From: LA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Jenniffer

    This coffeemaker is easy to use and makes excellent coffee. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Love the coffee it brews. The clock and knob features are very small and hard to read.

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 24, 2006
    • By: Marsha
    • From: KS
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Marsha

    Love the coffee it brews. The clock and knob features are very small and hard to read.

  • Coffee flavor is very good. Stays very hot. Looks good on the counter!

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 12, 2006
    • By: Charlotte
    • From: VA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Charlotte

    Coffee flavor is very good. Stays very hot. Looks good on the counter!

  • Good product, but a little too expensive compared to similar products. Complaints: the clock display is difficult to read and the controls should be made a bit larger to make them easier to use.

    I recommend this product.
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    • July 19, 2006
    • By: Lorenzo
    • From: ON
    • Style: Family

    Lorenzo

    Good product, but a little too expensive compared to similar products. Complaints: the clock display is difficult to read and the controls should be made a bit larger to make them easier to use.

  • I have had the product for about a month now and we are very happy with it. The coffee brews pretty fast and it beeps to let you know that it is done. It does not make a lot of noises as it is brewing like some other cheaper makers that we have had in the past. The coffee tastes really good. Maybe that has something to do with the shower-like brewing of the water as it hits the coffee grounds. Not sure.

    I recommend this product.
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    • July 16, 2006
    • By: Joanne
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Joanne

    I have had the product for about a month now and we are very happy with it. The coffee brews pretty fast and it beeps to let you know that it is done. It does not make a lot of noises as it is brewing like some other cheaper makers that we have had in the past. The coffee tastes really good. Maybe that has something to do with the shower-like brewing of the water as it hits the coffee grounds. Not sure.

  • This coffee maker makes great coffee. The coffee is hot and taste very good. We always disliked automatic drip due to the lack of heat and taste; this is like coffee from a good coffee shop.

    I recommend this product.
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    • June 21, 2006
    • By: Robert
    • From: MA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Robert

    This coffee maker makes great coffee. The coffee is hot and taste very good. We always disliked automatic drip due to the lack of heat and taste; this is like coffee from a good coffee shop.

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