Summary: First , let me say, I am a coffee snob. We have owned three Brew Central 1200 coffee makers in the last 7 years. They absolutely make the best auto drip coffee. However, be prepared to replace after 2 yrs. The first one leaked after 18 months or so. Wasn't a lot of water but leaked none the less. The second two started turning off intermittently. Spouses started accusing each other about shutting it off.
Pros: water temp, adjustable burner plate, moderate price, brews great coffee, extra water temp boost 4 cups
Summary: I have been using this model for the last few years. I am well known for the quality of my coffee. The built in charcoal filter, the ability to brew four cups or less extremely hot, and the ability to adjust the temperature of the hot plate are all major contributing factors to this. My old one burned out, and I immediately order the exact same model as a replacement.
Pros: filtered water, four cups brewed hot, adjustable temperature on hot plate, auto shut off, timer, clock
Summary: I love the looks and features on the coffe unit; however, the carafe should have a lid that comes off, this one does not. It makes wonderful coffee and keeps it hot, which is what we wanted. It is just hard to clean when the lid of the carafe is permanently on it.
Summary: The only negative was the surprise of it not looking like our last one which was stainless steel. The new one looks great but is something called black chrome which doesn't match our other appliances as well. Probably said it in the listing and I missed it because I thought it was the exact same thing we had and ordered quickly. Delivery was super fast.
Summary: After my latest cheap coffee maker died less than two months after purchase, I decided to invest in a more expensive and hopefully better one. I bought the Cuisinart model #DCC-1200 from a local store, who highly recommended this model as reliable an ... d hard-working. “Almost everybody who works here, owns this model!” the salesperson told me. We’ve owned it about a year now, and we’ve been very happy with it. It makes one cup as easily as twelve.
Summary: Carafe lid not the greatest. Don't remove to add water for fear that locking mechanism won't last. Much better than the grind and brew which was a messy, poor design. Better off with this brewer and a separate grinder.