Summary: This is my second second Cuisinart coffee maker. The first one was a similar model, but older. It lasted about 4 years before it stopped working. I may consider the insulated pot verson the next time.
Pros: It makes a good pot of coffee relatively quickly. I like the programmability. It's fairly intuitive and easy to program. I like the feature of telling when it needs to be descaled. We have hard water, and that's a useful bonus that I haven't seen on any other coffeemakers.
Cons: The warmer plate has stopped working after about 18 months. Now the coffee is lukewarm within a half an hour or so after brewing. It's still under warranty, but I'll have the expense and hassle of sending it to Cuisinart for repair.
Summary: I've had two Cuisinart coffee makers and both had the same issue. After about two years, the toggle switch go out. After the first one went out I asked my husband, an electrician, to replace the switch but, the housing is glued instead of screwed together.
Summary: I enjoyed this coffee maker, I bought it last august. Unfortunately, i found out this morning that the temperature is broken. My coffee wasn't hot and I can put my hand on the plate where the carafe sits on. I use this only on weekends . I checked all the settings and everything was fine.
Review for DCC-1100 (Older model, same design/func
13 April 2014
Summary: Had this model just under four years and one morning the electrical just crapped out. Both the hot plate and pump did not work. Just past the three year limited warranty, how convenient. Planned obsolescence at its best. I did not abuse this product at all.
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...
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.
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.
Cuisinart Brews Good Coffee But It Gets Over-heated Sometimes
25 September 2013
Excerpt: Cuisinart Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker DCC-1200 is cool looking. It will make fresh & hot coffee in a snap. This it the kind of coffee maker you need in the morning to wake you up. It heats up water fast and makes ground coffee taste amazing.