The carafe fits safely and is challenging to knock loose (which is good if you have kids).
Practical brew-pause function lets you get coffee without needing to wait.
Vehicle shut-off means you do not need to worry if you forget to shut off the machine.
Made from brushed stainless-steel, this coffee machine looks fantastic in any kitchen area.
It's a little function, but very hassle-free - the coffee machine beeps 5 times when the coffee is done, as well as soon as before the warmer shut down.
A sign light lets you know when the machine needs to be cleaned up, so you always get excellent coffee and can keep the machine performing at its best.
Instead of the basic 1-year guarantee, this coffee machine is covered for 3 years.
The filter basket isn't truly huge enough. If you overfill it, when the premises get damp they can spill out and make a mess. As long as you're cautious not to overfill it, you need to be great.
The charcoal filters will need to be changed occasionally. Nevertheless, it's simple to change them, and they aren't pricey.
It declares to be "self-cleaning" but all that means is that there's a light that lets you know when it's time to run vinegar through to obtain the calcium transfers from the machine.
The water tank is a bit narrow, so you need to take care when you put the water in.
The Bottom Line:
Cuisinart was clever in recognizing that excellent water makes great coffee. That's why the Cuisinart DCC-1200, with its ingenious charcoal filter, provides a terrific, restaurant-quality brew. Aside from a couple of small troubles, it's a perfect coffee machine for routine home use.
All the programmable functions let you have your coffee simply the way you like it, precisely when you want it. That you do not need to purchase and trouble with paper functions offsets needing to sometimes change the charcoal filter. All-in-all, this is a fantastic machine for the cost. Plus, you get a great three-year service warranty to support the quality Cuisinart name.