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Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffee Maker. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the maintenance and durability. The size and design also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the reliability and price.

usability, design, size, durability, maintenance

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffee Maker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Best standard coffee maker


The Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 is the best standard coffee maker, according to reviews. Critics say this automatic-drip machine is much better than a basic low-priced coffee maker, thanks to its durability, its excellent coffee and its features,...

Great-tasting coffee, durable, small-batch setting, three-setting hot plate, three-year warranty

No water-level window on reservoir, clock isn't backlit

Feb, 2011

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Was great until it died...


Only lasted 3 years then for about 2 days it would shut off after just a few minutes.

Timer features , auto shutoff, 1-4 cup brew cycle

Built to not be repairable by owner and based on several others' comments only lasts for 2-3 years.

Jul, 2007

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Best buy on the market


I purposely avoided writing a review here for at least a year so that when I did write one, it would have more weight with prospective buyers.

Great coffee! Excellent engineering and good quality for price. NOT junk.

Very few, and all very minor.

Dec, 2006

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Wonderful when it works


We're on our second one.

Very hot, flavorful coffee


Jun, 2006

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I'd buy it all over again!


After reading all comments, both negative and positive, I went ahead and bought this machine.

Great tasting coffee - not burnt, not weak, not weird tasting - great every time.

I've yet to find a weakness.

May, 2006

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I guess I need to keep looking


I must admit - this coffeemaker is better than many I have used before, and I was excited after reading so many positive reviews, but the beef I have right now is that these carafes break like crazy.

Small brew feature - use it all the time

Poor quality carafe

Apr, 2006

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Doesn't perform as good as it looks


I guess I was wooed by the looks of this particular unit, but in day-to-day use I was constantly annoyed by small design flaws.

Timer feature is relatively easy to use. Auto-off feature is nice.

Small opening for resevoir. Carafe design promotes spilling.

Mar, 2006

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Cuisinart Brew Control DCC1200


I've only had mine for a little over a week now, but it quickly brews nice strong coffee.

Great cup o' joe!


Feb, 2006

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After owning for 2 years....


I loved the look of this unit in my modern kitchen, and it brewed a mean pot of coffee as well.

Looks, original quality

Electronics failure, possible hazard?

Jan, 2006

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We used our Xmas gift card to get this item when the store had a 20% off coupon, so total price w/tax was $70, which was a great deal.

Programmable timer and shut-off


Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

Cuisinart continues to outshine the competition! The lustrous finish of the new Black Chrome Series is reminiscent of rich, dark, liquid silver. It's unique, elegant, and perfect way to dress up even the most sophisticated kitchens. Classic stainless design, 12 cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard with 1 to 4 cup feature with cord storage