Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Review

Update: April 2017

Cuisinart coffee maker reviews

Cusinart is among of the top home appliance producers in the US and the Cuisinart brand has founded since 1973 by James Beard. Cuisinart covers almost all of the kitchen appliances ranging from super automatic espresso machine to various types of food processors such as blenders, grillers, rice cooker, yogurt makers and so on.

About coffee makers, this brand has 30 coffee maker models and 3 espresso machines on the US market. It is possible to say that Cuisinart coffee makers are of the No.1 in quality and No.1 in good price. On only, there are 21,000 reviews on Cuisinart top 10 coffee makers, which are rated at very high point (above 4.0/5.0). Besides, most of Cuisinart coffee makers have high review scores, this means the quality of those products are very consistent. This is what seperate Cuisinart models from others on the market.

Here we come up with the list of the best Cuisinart coffee makers 2017, which includes top products for decades and some recent models with new functions.

NoModelHighlighting features
1Cuisinart DCC-3200 14-Cup Glass Carafe with Stainless Steel Handle Programmable Coffeemaker, Silver
No.1 Best Seller (coffee machines)
update version of Cuisinart DDC 1200
Brew strength control
Fully automatic self-clean technology, 1-4 cup setting, auto shutoff function
4.5/5.0 by over 2.600 users
$$Read details
2Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black/Silver
Brew pause feature
auto shutoff feature
charcoal, goal tone water filter
LCD control
fully automatic
4.5/5.0 by over 4.700 users
$$Read details
3Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Dispenses one cup at a time
Removable water reservoir/ coffee reservoir
Double-wall coffee reservoir
4.2 by over 2,100 users
$$Read details
4Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable CoffeemakerSimilar to DCC 1200 model but has a big hot water severvoir for making instant tea, cocoa, soup
Fully automatic with 24-hour programmability, self-clean function and 1-4 cup setting
4.0 by over 2,700 users
$$Read details
5Cuisinart DCC-1100BK 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black
Similar to DCC 1200 but lighter, do not have 24-hour advance brew start4.0 by over 2,800 users
mid $$Read details
6Cuisinart DGB-650BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal
Similar to DCC 1200 but have a built-in grinder
fully automatic, 10 cup capacity
4.0 by over 2,500 users
low $$$Read details
7Cuisinart DTC-975BKN 12 Cup Programmable Thermal Brewer (Black)
Cheap automatic coffee maker
big volume but has a slow brewing time than DCC 1200
4.0 by over 2,700 users
low $$Read details
8Cuisinart DCC-2650 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Mostly similar to DCC1200, but it has adjustable carafe temperature control and side view of water volume4.0 by over 1,100 users
$$Read details
9Cuisinart DCC-450BK 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe, Black
perfect coffee maker for one or two people
Brew-pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished
30 minute automatic shutoff
4.0 by over 1,600 users
low $$Read details
11Cuisinart DCC-1200MR 12CUP Programmable Coffeemaker 12 Cup Metallic Red
The red color version of DCC 12004.0 by over 2,100 users
$$Read details

Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 cup coffee maker reviews

Introduction of Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker 


The Cuisinart DCC 1200 is one of the best seller (12 cup coffee machine), which has over 4,700 positive reviews on This coffee maker is one of the best model, before Cuisinart introduce the newer version “Cuisinart DCC 3200 coffee maker”. Although it has been on the market for over a decade, until now a lot of users still rate it as one of the best coffee machine in 2017 because of the reliable and useful functions. On the one hand, it has a large 12 cup carafe that does not drip when pouring the coffee. The carafe has an ergonomic handle. It is an automatic coffee machine which the control panel on the top, so you will not have spillage on them. There is 3 temperature settings at the warming plate which will let you to have warm or hot coffee depending on your hobby. Additionally, this model comes with reusable gold water filter and charcoal water filter, so you do not have to buy separately. This machine has all of the useful features such as brew pause, 24 hour advance brew start, auto shut-off functions, 1-4 cup feature when you brew for 1-2 people.


Cuisinart has upgraded the DCC 1200 to the Cuisinart DCC 3200 14 cup coffee maker. You can check the newer model here (these models are in the same price range: under $100)

Benefits of the Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 cup coffee maker

Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 cup coffee maker is an automatic coffee machine with ergonomic designs and a lot of useful features, letting you to prepare drip coffee with ease

  • First, the control panel is located at the top, this will prevent accidental spillage that may hurt the machine.
  • Second, the carafe is well designed so it won’t drip when you pour the coffee out. The dripping is one of the most common issue with other models but not with DCC 1200 coffee maker
  • Third, it has an alert beep when the coffee is done so you do not need to check visually
  • Fourth, even it is a 12 cup coffee maker, you can make less than 4 cup per brew with the 1-4 cup functions.
  • Fifth, there is a knob for warming plate temperature adjustment. You can choose low, medium or high to make warm or hot coffee easily

Features of the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

  • 12 cup carafe which is dripless when pouring the coffee
  • Brew pause function: you can take the coffee during the brewing time
  • Warming plate: adjust the coffee temperature to meet your favorite’s one
  • 24 hour advance brew function
  • Auto shut-off function
  • 1-4 cup function
  • Water filter included



Cuisinart dcc-1200 manual

You can check the manual of this model here

Cuisinart coffee maker DCC 3200 vs. DCC 1200

The cuisinart coffee maker dcc 3200 is an upgraded version of the DCC 1200 12 cup coffee maker. The main differences are: the DCC 3200 has a bigger carafe and bigger brewing capacity (14 cup per time), there is a side view of the carafe on the new model. Besides, the cuisinart coffee maker dcc 3200 has several new features such as brew strength control so you can adjust the coffee flavor (regular or bold), self cleaning technology and gold tone permanent water filter. Although there are a lot of new features both models are having the same price range.

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