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Cuisinart DCC-2200

by Leslie
(Lexington, MA)


Cuisinart DCC-2200 Brew Central
14-Cup Coffeemaker

At first I was hesitant to buy a Cuisinart coffee maker. After all, Cuisinart is a brand that is consistent with chopping and cooking, not brewing. For years I had purchased only Krups and Braun coffee makers but was generally dissatisfied with the brew, so I needed to find a new options. And the modern styling of the Cuisinart Brew Central coffee maker and it's moderate pricing soon won me over.

Made of brushed stainless and black, this sleek model makes 14 cups. It is squared off and high end looking but uses a regular glass carafe.

There are quite a few nice features. This coffee maker does come with a carbon filter which preps the water to make a tastier cup of coffee. It sounds a high pitched tone when the brewing is complete. This is useful as the coffee maker is rather quiet when brewing. However, those hard of hearing may have trouble hearing it.

It has auto shut-off and you can remove the carafe before the brewing is complete if you need to get that first coffee of the morning more quickly. You can also program the coffee maker and add water so your coffee can be ready at a pre-set time.

The major disadvantage of this coffee maker and why I wouldn't buy it again, is the water measurement function. On most coffee makers the water reservoir has markings that are clearly visible so that you can just pour water in. But Cuisinart chose to do things a bit differently. On this Cuisinart, the markings are on the inside of a dark black reservoir. It is nearly impossible to see how much water goes in with these markings so you need to use the carafe or measuring cup to get it right.

The actual coffee tastes pretty good. Better than a Krups or Braun though not as good as the higher-end models.

So in summary, if your looking for a decent brew for a moderate price (I paid $89.99), this Cuisinart might be a good option for you.

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Aug 10, 2013
My 100 dollar coffee pot
by: Anonymous

You know when I first saw this coffee pot I thought it looks good it matches everything in my kitchen. I thought it was built with quality made to last after all it is made by Cuisinart. I got up and found that my $100.00 coffee pot let me down. what a mistake and disappointment. I only had this coffee pot a little over a year." Hello Mr Coffee" welcome back My old friend.

Oct 15, 2009
Refuse to make coffee with this
by: Chuck

My wife insisted on having this coffeemaker even though the reviews were bad. The reviews were accurate. The maker is hard to fill.(pouring spout is on the wrong side of the bucket). It takes forever to make a pot. I refuse to make coffee with this coffeemaker. When my wife is gone, I drag out my old faithful Mr Coffee ($20) versus ($100)for a very badly designed coffee pot

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