like many people, you can’t imagine starting your day without a cup or three of coffee. But you don’t want your coffee to taste like the stuff you can get at work or anywhere else, so not just any coffeemaker will do. For a morning coffee ritual to look forward to every morning, you need the Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, now available for $90.
The Brew Central combines a fun retro look for your kitchen with advanced features that put it light years ahead of the competition. Features of the Brew Central include a classic brushed metal design along with a 12-cup carafe with an ergonomic handle for easy, drip-free pouring.
Its pause feature allows you to enjoy a cup even before brewing has stopped, and the adjustable heater plate ensures that your coffee stays heated at your preferred temperature. People who like to pour their coffee and then heat it to scalding hot in the microwave can now save themselves a step!
If you like to plan your morning cup of joe the night before and have it ready as soon as you walk into the kitchen, you’re in for a treat: the Brew Central includes a 24-hour advance brew start feature with programmable auto shutoff from zero to 4 hours as well as a 1- to 4-cup feature for when you plan to make less than half a pot.
It also includes a charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter to ensure that only the rich, fresh flavor of your favorite blend flows through. A coffee measuring scoop and instruction book are also included, and the Brew Central comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
Users of the Brew Central find that there’s a lot to like about this coffeemaker and that it’s well worth the price. Buyers report that it makes an exceptionally smooth cup of coffee, likely owing to the charcoal water filter, and also that the plastic components are made of a high-quality, durable plastic that seems much less susceptible to cracking than what you get from a coffee maker in the under $25 range.
Users are also generally pleased with the red “self-cleaning” indicator light which alerts you when it’s time to run through some vinegar and water.
Of course, programmable settings are one of the main things that set the Brew Central apart from less expensive models, and customers are overwhelmingly pleased with these. One user especially liked being able to pre-program how long the coffee maker stays on as well as the temperature of the coffee, even when brewing four cups or less.
Buyers of the Brew Central also find the retro look to be very appealing in their kitchen. Some users even reported satisfaction with their decision to buy the Brew Central instead of the coffee grinder-drip coffee maker combo they had previously considered.
Concerns about the Brew Central seem to be few and far between, although the most common concern seems to be related to the machine just topping 14 inches in height, making placement an issue for some users whose only countertop space is beneath cupboards.
One left-handed user also reported that the placement of the water reservoir on the right-hand side makes it harder for lefties to pour in all the water. Nearly all users agreed that issues such as these are minor and that the good outweighs the bad by far with the Brew Central.
If you’re looking to trade up to a coffeemaker that provides all the convenience features that you care about and makes an exceptional brew, buy the DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker today.