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Cuisinart Brew Control DCC-1200 Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Cuisinart Brew Control DCC-1200 is a highly recommended programmable 12-cup coffeemaker that can be set to turn on in the morning and automatically shuts off after a pre-programmed number of hours. The coffeemaker uses a charcoal filter to remove water impurities, and replacement filters can be ordered through Cuisinart. The coffee maker comes with a handful of #4 paper filters as well as a gold-tone reusable filter. Other features include an LCD clock and a brew pause feature that allows for pouring of cups while the machine is still brewing.


(Prices as of 01/31/2013)
Cuisinart Brew Control DCC-1200 Source
$90Best Buy
$90Bed Bath and Beyond

Additional Costs:

$5-$20Pound of coffee, depending on quality
$35 Replacement charcoal filters
$25 Replacement carafe


DimensionsHeight: 14"
Width: 9"
Depth: 7.75"
Weight8-10 lbs.
ColorsBlack chrome, matte black metal, black brushed metal, metallic red
Water Level IndicatorNo
Cup Brewing Capacity12 cups
Built In GrinderNo
Keep WarmYes
Coffee FilterGold tone (included) or paper (sample pack included)
Water FilterYes, charcoal filter
Removable Filter BasketYes
Auto Shut-OffYes
Other FeaturesSmall batch setting
Pause and serve function
Adjustable keep-warm temperature control
Coffee scoop included
Light indicates when cleaning is needed
Warranty3 year

The manufacturer's information about this product is available at Cuisinart.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports said the overall performance of the Cuisinart Brew Control DCC-1200 was "very good." Carafe handling was called "excellent." In 2010, the coffee maker was a recommended model by Consumer Reports, but in 2011, it is off the recommended list. called it the "Best Standard Coffeemaker," noting the carafe is praiseworthy for its spill-free pouring. But consumers who purchased the coffee maker were not overly impressed by the quality or performance. Averaging 2.5 stars (out of five) in 369 reviews on Consumer Reports, many customers noted hazardous situations and performance problems -- several customers said the unit produced smoke that filled the kitchen quickly before catching on fire; other said it stopped brewing after six months of use. Customers on Amazon were overall happier with their purchase, and consumers gave an average of 4 stars (out of 5) in 2,471 reviews.