Cuisinart coffee maker has been making waves all over the internet and world at large due to its ease of operation, and variety of features which offer user satisfaction.
The love of coffee all through the years appear to be a mystery which no one has been able to unravel. Some say they love it because of its unique aroma, some say it’s because of its unique taste; others just love every single thing about it. Coffee drink is brewed from roasted coffee beans giving it that taste and aroma you simply can’t resist.
In order to get the best flavor from your coffee drink, there are some steps you need to follow when brewing. The machine used in brewing also plays a role in the quality of the drink and that’s why everyone wants to purchase Cuisinart coffee maker.
Cuisinart brand offers some of the best home appliances you can ever wish for including: coffee makers, dishwashers, blenders, stand mixers, food process and a lot more. They have been in existence for several years now and have won the trust of a lot of consumers worldwide. This blog post focuses on some of their best coffee makers which also happen to fall among the best in the industry.
Cuisinart DCC-3650 Elite 12-Cup Programmable Coffee maker
The Cuisinart DCC-3650 is one of the most popular models in the Cuisinart coffee maker series. It has the most positive customer reviews and comes with a lot of features to back that up. Although it appears very simple, it comes with sophisticated technology which enables it brew that perfect taste and flavor everyone desires in their coffee. It also comes in various exciting colors from which you can make a choice depending on the design and setup of your home. Overall, this unit is one that you should put at the top of your list if you want a machine that doesn’t just claim to work, but proves its claim.
Cuisinart DCC-3650 Features
12-Cups Brew Capability
This is one of the major features considered by some when purchasing a coffee maker. The 12-cup coffee maker is capable of providing as much coffee as needed in your home or office. And the beautiful thing about this machine is that it’s brew taste and flavor remain intact no matter the volume of coffee you intend making.
Many at times we find ourselves in a situation where we just can’t wait to have our favorite cup of coffee. Or probably you need to be at work as soon as possible and can’t wait for the machine to brew its full capacity. With the brew-pause feature on this Cuisinart DCC-3650 machine, you can quickly get your cup of coffee before the end of the brewing process.
Programmable Wake up
With the Cuisinart DCC-3650 coffee maker in your home, you can wake up to the smell of hot freshly prepared coffee each and every morning. The programmable wake up feature makes sure of this. All you need do is to get your coffee bean and water in the machine, and use the controls to adjust the time in which you want the machine to become active. As long as you already know your sleeping pattern and when you are expected to wake, you can have your coffee waiting for you as soon as you get out of bed.
Programmable Shut off
Power consumption is a necessary consideration with electrical appliances. Not paying attention to this could leave you with extra bucks (that could have been avoided) at the end of the month. The programmable shut off feature lets you set the time in which you want the machine to go off thereby conserving power and also, the lifespan of the machine.
Heat Adjustable Warming Plate
This is another necessary feature for modern coffee makers. There is the tendency that you no longer have the chance to enjoy your coffee at the exact time it is prepared. The adjustable warming plate helps keep it at your desired temperature until you are ready to be served.
Brew Strength Control
With this feature, you can adjust the strength of your brew to your desired taste and aroma. You may choose the regular brew strength which gives you the regular taste, or choose the bold brew strength which gives you a more concentrated drink.
The self-clean feature is one that is found in most modern coffee makers. It helps in the decalcification of your coffee maker. Over time calcium builds up in your coffee maker due to the use of hard water. This can have a negative impact on the flavor and taste of your coffee. You can follow the “cleaning and maintenance” section of this guide to clean your Cuisinart coffee maker appropriately.
Adequate cleaning is necessary for your machine to remain operational for a long time. At times, manual cleaning can be tiring especially after a hard day at work, or when you have to rush to avoid being late. Being dishwasher safe is an essential feature for most appliances today and the Cuisinart DCC-3650 is no exception. Feel free to wash all the parts (except the electrical part) with your dishwasher.
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Cuisinart DCC-3200 14-Cup Programmable Coffee maker
If you are looking for a coffee maker that’s a bit larger than the conventional ones in the market, then this is the machine for you. Not that this is the largest coffee maker in the industry but at least, it’s close. In terms of positive customer reviews, the DCC-3200 has got a whole lot; although, the DCC-3650 doubles it. Funny enough, the Cuisinart DCC-3200 is suddenly becoming a fan’s favorite probably due to its size, design, and sophisticated technology. By purchasing this machine, you get to enjoy bountiful cups of coffee at zero compromise in quality. Checkout some exciting features below.
Cuisinart DCC-3200 Features
14-Cups Brew Capacity
Just as earlier said, capacity is one of the most important feature when purchasing a coffee maker. The DCC-3650 is capable of brewing coffee for a whole family, but how about the days when you have an extra mouth in the house? That’s where the DCC-3200 comes in handy.
Technology is the major driving force of all electrical appliances today. If your appliance doesn’t have the best technology to complement its basic working features, then it will definitely be shoved aside by consumers. The Cuisinart DCC-3200 boasts of the latest technology in town which ensures you get the best of taste, flavor, and quality whenever you need it.
Fully Automatic Controls
With the fully automatic controls and 24-hour programmability, you can set this machine to fit your lifestyle. You can have the machine spring to life at a particular time to prepare your coffee, you can choose the 1-4 cup option, you can set the auto shut-off timing, and perform several other tasks.
Brew Strength Control
Everyone has a certain concentration of coffee they desire and this can be impacted by brew strength. The Cuisinart DCC-3200 provides you with the ability to adjust this setting by the touch of a button. You can therefore go for your regular coffee, or opt for a more concentrated brew.
The self-clean feature just as earlier said is found in most modern coffee makers. It helps in the decalcification of your coffee maker. You can follow the “cleaning and maintenance” section of this guide to clean your Cuisinart coffee maker appropriately.
Gold Tone Commercial Style Permanent Filter
Filter is one of the necessary components of coffee makers because, purity of water affects the taste of coffee. Gold tone permanent filters are preferred to paper filters because they can be used over and over again. Apart from that, they are made of fine mesh which effectively prevents coffee grounds from sipping through and into your coffee.
Adjustable Keep Warm Temperature Control
At times you get overwhelmed with work that you abandon your already brewed coffee for a few minutes. With adjustable keep warm temperature control, you can have your coffee remain warm until you are ready to take it.
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Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffee maker
Starting your day with a steaming hot freshly prepared coffee will definitely keep you energized and vitalized all through that day. That’s why consumers always demand for the Cuisinart CHW-12 coffee maker. At 12-cups maximum capacity, this equipment should be able to cater for the coffee needs of a moderately large family. It should also do a good job in an office environment. The CHW-12 is one of the Cuisinart fan’s favorite, although not as much as the DCC-3650 and DCC-3200 already reviewed above. It is packed with sophisticated features which keeps it on similar levels with other Cuisinart coffee makers but has an extra functionality which you’ll find out below.
Cuisinart CHW-12 Features
12-Cups Brew Capacity
The Cuisinart CHW-12 is capable of providing you with 12 cups steaming hot tasty coffee whenever you want it. It could be that perfect solution that you have long been looking for. If you are looking for the best 12 cup coffee maker and the DCC-3650 for some reason doesn’t fit into your plans or home design, feel free to explore this model as it may just be what you need.
Fully Automatic Controls
The CHW-12 just like the others in this review is designed with fully automatic controls. You can therefore program it to perform certain functions at preset intervals. Some of these functions include, brewing at a preset time, auto shut off after a particular time, 1-4 cups setting, and many more.
Hot Water System
This unit has a dedicated hot water dispenser system in addition to enable you enjoy meals that require instant hot water. This is one of the extra functionality I was talking about. The hot water system is independent of the coffee maker and can therefore be used to prepare other delicious meals including: oatmeal, tea, soup, custard, etc.
Charcoal Water Filter and Gold Tone Filter
Water filter is a necessary component in coffee making to ensure you get the best in terms of flavor, aroma, and quality. The filter in this unit helps separate impurities ensuring only pure water is used in the preparation of your coffee. You can therefore get that thrilling taste of your favorite drink whenever you want it.
Carafe Temperature Control
Having to reheat your cup of coffee simply because you were unable to take it immediately after preparation can be tiring. The carafe temperature control on this unit helps keep your drink at a certain temperature level for a few more hours after preparation. You can set the control to High, Medium, or Low depending on how hot or warm you want your drink. Take note that this setting can have a significant impact on your power consumption and electricity bill if used for an extended period of time.
With the brew pause feature, you can hijack a cup of coffee during preparation rather than having to wait till the end. This feature comes in handy if you are running late for work, or probably you just want to taste its quality before full preparation.
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Cuisinart DTC-975BKN 12 Cup Programmable Thermal Brewer
The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN is another top brand in this review but distinguished from the others by its unique design and carafe. Perhaps you are looking for something that is far from the conventional coffee maker design, why not consider this product? With its sleek shape and simple controls, you have an appliance that will not only fit into the design of your home, but can also be controlled quite easily. Its state of the art technology ensures you get the best of coffee whenever you need it, either at home or at your office.
Cuisinart DTC-975BKN Features
12-cups Brew Capacity
And yet we have another 12 cups brew capacity machine. Just like the others in this review, it is capable of providing you with steaming 12 cups of coffee at no compromise in quality. Whether at home, or at your office, this unit should be able of satisfying everyone’s coffee craving.
Fully Automatic Controls
The full automatic control in this unit works in similar fashion to the ones discussed above. It lets you program the coffee maker depending on how and when you want it to work.
This is one unique feature this unit boasts of. Being able to brew into the carafe and pour out of the carafe without fully opening the lid ensures that your drink remains as hot as possible whenever needed. It also keeps the quality of the drink intact through several hours.
The brew pause feature works in similar fashion with the ones discussed above. It lets you have a cup of coffee prior to the completion of the full brew.
Stainless Double-Wall Thermal Insulated Carafe
The double-wall thermal insulated carafe on this unit helps keep your drink warm for as long as possible. This is another unique feature on this unit because other machines make use of a keep warm plate which enables your drink remain warm for a certain period of time, but at the expense of energy consumption. The double-wall thermal insulated carafe acts like a warmer which keeps your drink warm for a certain period of time without electricity.
Clearly Visible Water Window
Knowing the exact quantity of water needed to make your coffee is necessary to ensure optimum quality. The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN comes with a water reservoir which has a window and markings indicating the volume of water in the reservoir. You can use this to accurately measure the required water to make a perfect brew.
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Cuisinart DGB-650BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal Coffee maker
Finally, we have a Cuisinart coffee maker that is quite different from the others in this review. The Cuisinart DGB-650BC coffee maker doesn’t just prepare that tasty cup of coffee you always long for, but saves you the stress of having to grind the bean separately. It also saves you some extra cash that you would have spent in purchasing a grinder. It is as durable as the other Cuisinart appliances listed in this review and comes with similar exciting features.
Cuisinart DGB-650BC Features
10-Cups Brew Capacity
Here we see a slight reduction in brew capacity when compared with the 4 above. At 10 cups, there is a high chance that it will still fit into the shoes of a 12 cups machine. If however, you have an opportunity to choose between a 12 cups and 10 cups machine, probably the 12 cups will be better as the slight addition can be useful at times.
The Cuisinart DGB 650-BC comes with a dedicated grinder which eliminates the need for an external one. The grinder on this machine is designed in such a way that your coffee ground is just the right texture and size to guarantee you the best brew flavor. You can therefore save that extra cash that would have been used to buy a grinder for something else.
Fully programmable Controls
It is an advantage to have an appliance that can respond to preset commands at various times. You can program this Cuisinart coffee maker to perform certain functions even when you are away. Some of these functions include Auto shut off, 1-4 cup setting, and grind-off function if you have an already ground coffee.
Just like the other models in this review, this unit comes with a brew pause option which enables you steal a cup of coffee before the brew is complete.
Double-wall thermal stainless-steel carafe
A carafe that is made of glass only will be unable to keep your coffee warm for a long period of time. You’ll end up having no choice than to use the keep warm feature all the time and this has a negative impact on your electricity bills. The double-wall thermal carafe on this Cuisinart coffee maker ensures that your drink remains hot and fresh for an extended period of time.
Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter
Filters are an integral part of a coffee maker as it has a way of affecting the taste and flavor of your coffee. This Cuisinart coffee maker comes with one filter for water and another for coffee. The charcoal water filter ensures that purified water is used in making your coffee while the permanent gold tone filter ensures that fine grain of coffee grounds don’t sip through the filter into your drink.
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Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-On-Demand 12-Cup Coffee Maker
The DCC-3000 is a Cuisinart Coffee maker which dispenses high quality brew one cup at a time. Unlike the 5 reviewed above which comes with a removable 12 cup capacity carafe, this one has a tank in it where it stores the already brewed coffee. Once you get your coffee ground and water in to the machine, hit on the controls and brew your coffee; it is stored in the tank from where you can always come fetch a cup. There is also a gauge which looks like the fuel gauge in cars. It shows the quantity of coffee in the tank so that you are aware when a refill is required.
Cuisinart DCC-3000 Features
12 cups brew Capacity
The Cuisinart DCC-3000 comes with a 12 cup capacity which should be enough for all coffee enthusiasts.
Single Cup Dispenser
Being able to dispense one cup at a time makes this Cuisinart coffee maker quite unique from all models on this review. Rather than having one big carafe to contain your brew, the machine has a tank in it where already brewed coffee is stored. It is therefore more convenient for you to walk up to the machine and have a cup of coffee rather than bringing out the whole carafe to the table.
Double-wall coffee reservoir
For this Cuisinart coffee maker to house 12 cups of coffee in it, there have to be a mechanism to keep the drink warm so that you don’t have to turn on the machine every time. The double-wall reservoir design doesn’t just store your drink but also act as a warmer keeping it hot for as long as possible.
After each coffee brew, it is necessary to clean up the machine and this includes washing the reservoir. It will however be difficult or impossible to do this if the reservoir is fixed. Ensure you carry out proper maintenance on the appliance by removing the reservoir for cleaning, and also by wiping other parts with a soft damp cloth.
Programmable Brew Functions
As you may have already noticed, all Cuisinart coffee makers come with programmable controls which can be used for advanced settings. You can use the Auto-on function to turn on the machine anytime within a 24-hour timeframe, you can use the Auto-off feature to shut off the machine within a 4-hour timeframe after brew cycle, and you can use the timing button to do the programming.
Gold tone Commercial Style Filter
Unlike paper filter, the Gold tone filter is a permanent filter which can be used over and over again to filter coffee grounds from your brew at zero loss in taste and flavor. This Cuisinart coffee maker comes with one and you’ll probably not be needing another for a long time.
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Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Coffee Maker
If you love the grind option on the Cuisinart DCC-3000 but prefer carafe over single cup serve, then this DGB-900BC is the appliance for you. The carafe has a capacity of 12 cups which is the same with the reservoir in DCC-3000. It also comes with other mouthwatering features which places in in line for selection along with the others in this review.
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Features
12 Cups Brew Capacity
Pretty much almost all of the Cuisinart coffee makers in this review come with 12 cups capacity and this is no exception. You can therefore have as much quantity of coffee that will carry you through a busy day.
Dedicated Coffee Grinder
Unlike other models where you have to grind your coffee bean in a separate machine before transferring the grounds to your coffee maker, this machine does the job of grinding and brewing. The coffee ground from the grinder is not too fine and not too coarse. It is just the perfect texture to be brewed in the coffee maker.
Automatic Programmable Controls
This Cuisinart coffee maker just like the others in this review comes with a 24 hour automatic programmable controls. This enables you program the machine to perform certain functions at chosen intervals within a 24 hour period.
Double-Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe
The carafe on this unit is not just a storage for already prepared coffee, but also serves as a warmer to ensure your drink remains warm for a long period of time. This helps you avoid reheating the coffee when you are prepared to have a drink. The stainless steel design also helps keep the carafe free from scratch leading to an increased lifespan.
Coffee Strength Selector
This is one beautiful feature on this machine. It lets you select between 3 options depending on how concentrated you want your coffee. You can select either strong, medium, or mild using the button on the machine and have your coffee brewed accordingly.
If you’ll rather have a cup of coffee to taste before the brew is complete, the brew pause feature on this Cuisinart coffee maker allows you. This comes in handy at times when you are pressed for time and can’t wait for the brewing process to be complete.
Charcoal Water Filter and Permanent Gold Tone Filter
If your coffee maker doesn’t have good filters, you will not get the real coffee taste, and may also find fine grains of coffee ground sipping into your brew. This can lead to an unpleasant experience and is the reason why Cuisinart coffee maker employs charcoal water filter and gold tone filter. The water filter helps purify the water used in the preparation of the coffee while the gold tone filter helps ensure optimum brew filtration.
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Cuisinart Coffee Maker Conclusion and Recommendation
Taking one coffee maker out of the 7 on this list is not really easy since they are of the same brand and boast similar qualities. Well, for you to prefer Cuisinart coffee maker over other brands in the market shows that you have no doubt in the quality of their products.
Now that the debate on quality is out of the picture, we can now focus on other features. Capacity is one and the maximum in this review is the DCC-3200 with 14 cups. This should be enough if you have a large family and would want a high performing, large capacity coffee maker. The smallest in this review is the DGB-650BC with 10 cups capacity which still looks big for a small family. 12 cups by this review appears to be the standard as it features in 5 appliances.
Another feature worth considering is the grind option which is found in the DGB-900BC and DGB-650BC. If you are buying a coffee maker for the first time and do not have a grinder, you may opt for any of these two so that you wouldn’t have to buy a separate grinder. If on the other hand, you already have a grinder at home then you may not bother going for the DGB series.
And finally, if I am to be compelled to make a choice of Cuisinart coffee maker out of the 7 on this list, I will give preference to the DCC-3650 and the DCC-3200. Putting aside the fact that they both boast of premium quality, they both have the largest positive customer reviews.
On a final note, I will recommend theDCC-3200 because it comes with 14 cups brew capacity and is currently rising to stardom. Its market demand is on the high and in the long run will be that Cuisinart coffee maker everyone wants in his/her home.
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