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Factory-Reconditioned Cuisinart DCC-1200FR Brew Central 12-Cup Coffeemaker, Brushed Stainless Steel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Factory-Reconditioned Cuisinart DCC-1200FR Brew Central 12-Cup Coffeemaker, Brushed Stainless Steel. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and durability are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the capacity and size, while there are mixed comments on the noise and maintenance.

usability, design, durability, reliability

price, size, capacity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Factory-Reconditioned Cuisinart DCC-1200FR Brew Central 12-Cup Coffeemaker, Brushed Stainless Steel is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Absolutely the best


Carafe temperature can be set. Top of carafe protected from easy breakage by plastic rim.

Difficult to remove filter basket for cleaning by pulling up on flimsy thin plastic hook.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Not worth the money


Looks great. Makes OK coffee.

VERY expensive and not practical.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Cuisinart Brew Central


Easy to set up, use and clean. Great look and no paper filters.

None that I can think of.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

not durable


This coffee maker looks great.

It worked great for two years and then fell apart.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Better than Bodum Santos


Good price for great machine

None to be found

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Great Coffee


Great coffee!

Too much noise & tough to clean.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Want a great cup of mud?


Handsome, sleek designBrews quicklyEasy to use

It's tedious to clean under the lid

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

Adequate yet frustrating


Attractive, timer.

A gamble every day, no visible reservoir.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

One of the Best!


looks good. Easy to operate. hot coffee. No drip spout. No leaks!

Clock does not light up. Nice, but not important.

Sep, 2007

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Looks cool and makes lots of coffee

Died within 5 months- Enough said.

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Introducing an evolutionary new look in coffeemakers. The Cuisinart Brew Central Coffeemaker makes a bold statement with a brushed stainless steel finish and an elegant tech-industrial design. Programmable from start to finish, with a variable heater plate for temperature control, it's the ideal coffeemaker for today's demanding consumer. It even tells you when it's time to decalcify. Cuisinart quality, performance and convenience -- now in new state-of-the-art packaging. Features: Classic Design 12-Cup Glass Carafe LCD Clock and 24-hour Programmable Timer Adjustable Keep-warm Temperature Control Time-to-clean Monitor Brew Pause Feature Charcoal Water Filter 0-4-hour Automatic Shutoff 1-4 Cup Setting "Brewing Complete" Audible Beep Cord Storage Instruction Book