Consistant & Dependable
By Far the Best Coffee Maker I've had
I've purchased various coffee makers over the years, including some that were much more expensive (double the price)all with poor function design. This coffee maker isn't the most attractive one out there (with all the switches) but don't let that sway you. I love the all black model. It's durable, like the features, makes good coffee (I've never had the version with the coffee grinder attached, but I've heard from someone who has that and they didn't like that feature). I just purchased my second one. When my first one died, it was a loss! Luckily found the same model on eBay and quickly ordered it. Works great. One small issue - if you make a full 12 cups. I use quite a few scoops since I like a robust flavor (stronger). If you use 10 scoops or more in the filter (I use a paper filter with the gold filter), the grounds will "overflow" some, gets on the lid where the water comes down. We found a solution if we are making that much coffee. I cut a small circle out of a filter (make sure it's smaller then the top of the coffee grounds (you can see grounds around the circle)and place it on top of the grounds (which I always pat down). That seems to take care of the problem.
Top Quality Coffe Maker
THis is a high qualit coffee maker, with a unique filter built it, it is programmable, and the perfect size for those coffee drinkers who like more than one cup to get them going. I have found that one cup is not enough to fill my regular size coffe mugs, and even if there are two of you, you need at least 6 cups brewed to fill 2 cups per person. This pot, which can make 12 cups, is great for keep hot, tasteful coffe, which the blend you like, and great for when entertaining you serve after dinner coffee. THe price on Ebay can not be beat for I found it to be a penny shy of $100.00 in my closest store where I live. I was able to purchase a quality coffee maker and save a lot of money, without sacrificing quality. I also received it in record time.
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So far, great coffeemaker... Time will tell.
I wanted to replace my old Bunn D8B which worked OK, but is like leaving a 100 watt light bulb on all the time if you want coffee fast. It had no timer so you just added water when you're ready to brew a new pot. I wanted a coffeemaker with a timer because I figure it will use less electricity since it's not on all the time. I bought this coffeemaker after doing some searching for online reviews of standard coffeemakers. The Cuisinart DCC-1200 was in the top 3-5 depending on which review I looked at, and I found it to be widely available, as opposed to some of the highest rated models. I also found that there were quite a few for sale on eBay. Being an extremely frugal person who is the sole coffee drinker in my home, I like the reusable filter and 1-4 cup setting, and Brew Pause feature so I can go ahead and get a cup as soon as there's enough coffee in the carafe to pour. I noticed that the average selling price was around $50-$60 but with patience I was able to purchase a new customer return unit for around $34 total including shipping. It may have been a wedding gift returned or something like that, I don't think it had ever been used. The warranty card was still in the box so I registered the coffeemaker at cuisinart.com. We have fairly hard water where I live, so I also like the fact that it has a water filter to get rid of some of the calcium, and the cleaning indicator light to let you know it's time to give the coffeemaker a tune-up. I will be experimenting with different brands of coffee to see what I like best, the W**M**t brand premium coffee I'm using now leaves a little residue in the bottom of the last cup, but they said that might happen and suggest using paper filters if it is a problem. The clock and brew timer are easy to program, and you can program the shutoff timer so you can't leave it on by accident. It also has a beep to let you know the coffee's ready :). So far, I love it. I know from my research that some of these coffeemakers had problems, hopefully Cuisinart has them all ironed out... we'll see. Of course, I bet they've made a million of them by now, so the number of defects may be small. Anyway, I am glad I got mine for half the price of the one on the shelf at Macy's, and I'll enjoy it and hope and pray it lasts a long time. Plus, it does have a 3 year limited warranty (box it up and send it to them with $10 and they send you a replacement). If I have any problems, I'll definitely update this review.
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Cuisnart DCC-1200 12-cup Coffee Maker
This is my second Cuisnart DCC-1200 12-cup Coffee Maker. I have owned this second unit for almosta month now and it is proving to be as good as the first. I will list the PROS first.
2. Programable (easy to do)
3. Makes good coffee (I reccomend the metal gold filter)
4. I like the staunless steel look - handsome on a counter top
5. This unit has some nice variables like smaller cup setting & self cleaning
6. Warming plate turns off automatically
7. Replaceable glass pot (I broke one and found one quite easily on line)
1. Replaceable water filter. These are a bit expensive and I do not think they add much.
The Cuisnart DCC-1200 12-cup Coffee Maker is a good coffee making machine.
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