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Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Coffee Maker Review

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Cuisinart has managed to out-do themselves with their Brew Central.

Perfect for the individual who drinks a lot of coffee or for the family who knows that an individual cup system is not for them, the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 coffee maker will make your mornings as easy and as tasty as possible.

We love that you can program this coffee pot for up to 24 hours in advance, making it perfect to set up for a lazy Saturday morning. Waking up to the smell of brewing coffee is heaven!

>> Please note: Cuisinart has released newer versions of this machine. Check out our review of the Cuisinart DCC-3200 or even the Cuisinart DCC 3400

Features of the Cuisinart DCC-1200

The included charcoal filter is designed to make every cup of coffee taste as good as possible.

It will remove any impurities and chlorine in your water, making it perfect for those of us who use tap water to brew coffee.

You won’t have to buy bottled water to get the best possible cup with this charcoal filter. Enjoy the pure taste of coffee without any strange aftertaste.

A perfect advancement with this coffee pot over others is that it will tell you when it’s time to clean it. For those of us who are a little slack on taking care of our appliances, this notification is welcomed.

Regular cleaning and maintenance of your machine will extend its life and make sure that it’s brewing the best pot of coffee possible each time you use the machine.

Read our ‘How to Clean your Cuisinart Coffee Maker‘ guide which covers this topic perfectly.

We love how easy it is to fill the water reservoir due to the flip top lid and well marked water levels. For those early mornings it’s nice to have this so well marked that it’s easy to do while still halfway asleep!

We also like how easy the carafe is to handle and that it’s designed for easy pouring with little or no spillage.

The coffee pot itself is very aesthetically pleasing. We love the black and silver combo and think that it fits right in with our kitchen.

It’s not so big that it takes up a large amount of counter space, nor is it so heavy that it’s tricky to move around if necessary.

The pausing feature during brewing is a wonderful feature that Cuisinart offers in this coffee pot and allows us to have an immediate cup of coffee without waiting for the whole pot to be done.

We love that we can steal a cup without having more coffee keep coming out of the brewer and spill all over the maker itself and the counter.

All in all the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 is a great machine!