Summary: Worked great this whole time, but this morning the unit began to smoke and smelled up the house very quickly. I am just glad I was here to unplug it and take it outside. I have to wonder if no one was home if our home would have been on fire ;( The company is sending a new unit and said these were not know for this, but I thought I would post this for anyone else that may have a similar problem.
Pros: The unit works very well. The coffee is quite good. Easy to use.
Cons: When the reservoir is more than half full, water leaks through the seals and into the carafe, or onto the heating plate if I don't move fast enough. This is very annoying and I imagine it's a warranty issue but it doesn't seem worth the hassle to send it back and wait for a new one,,,yet. The one design feature I don't like is the top door. It's difficult to pour the last few ounces of water into the reservoir because the door is upright and in the way of tilting the ...
Summary: I've had this thing for a couple of years. It is an excellent coffee maker but the darn thing started leaking coffee all over the countertop (as many other have complained). It's been doing that for a couple of years intermittently. I considered purchasing another brand but, honestly, not many brands have the features this one has (such as stainless carafe, 1-4 cup cycle (that brews slower) and "bold brew" cycle. So I'm determined to fix this thing.
Summary: This will be short and to the point. The maker puts out very good coffee and fast. That, we like. However, the dribbling carafe is and continues to be not only a challenge but a source of amusement for anyone who attempts to pour from it. Whenever we have guests where coffee is served, they are invited to pour the coffee without leaving a puddle while doing so. There have been few successes.
My new Cuisinart coffe maker makes a great cup of coffee.
6 June 2013
Summary: Love my Cuisinart coffee maker, except for one thing. I wish there was a window on the outside to read iw many cups you are perking. I can't read the numbers on the inside water line without using a flashlight. Otherwise the drip maker is fine.
Summary: Yes it looks great and basically has the same internals and operation of earlier models. However, the knobs feel fragile and "squishy". The filter basket is baffling and appears to be a cross between the cone filter and basket style so the filters really don't fit well. The loud, annoying 5 beeps when brewing is complete is still there and not adjustable. It potentially wakes the rest family up.
Purchased as a replacement unit after warranty expired on broke unit
4 April 2013
Summary: Our first Cuisinart DCC-1200BW quit working exactly 18 days after the warranty expired. Unit would brew but heating element did not function to keep coffee hot. From reviews I read this has been a common problem Cusiniart does not repair so the only option was to purchase this as a replacement. So far, the new unit is working as it should. If this one quits just after the warranty expires, will be switching brands!
Excerpt: Our original Cusinart coffeemaker went out 18 days after expiration of the warranty. Called Cusinart, and they don't offer repair service out of warranty. This is our second unit, and the jury is still out on how long it will last. In reading reviews, it seems like a lot of people have had the same problem, would brew but would not heat the coffee. Was this review helpful?
Excerpt: This machine has nice features, brews a good cup of coffee and looks good; I just hope it lasts longer that the first two I purchased -- first had to be returned immediately because the auto-brew feature didn't work, the second lasted four years until the features started to poop-out. Was this review helpful?