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Cuisinart DC-1200 Brew Central - Dan Taylor's Review
Posted: February 27, 2007, 8:59pm
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David Morris 8.75
Robert Jason 8.00
Chris Pratt 8.00
Dan Taylor 8.00
Ken Klaser 7.67

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.8
Manufacturer: Moulinex Quality: 7
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $79.99 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Kohl's Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: The Cuisinart Brew Central is a  nice, attractive, well built machine...that produces cups of luke warm mediocrity.
Positive Product Points

The Cuisinart Brew Central has a nice Stainless Finish.
The controls were simple and sturdy.  Simple metal toggle switch, dials and buttons.
4 cup brew button that heats the water hotter for a smaller batch.
Low, medium and  high heat warming plate control.
Replacable charcol filter for those that have problems with their water.
Carafe is wide and easily pours and cleans.
3 year mfg's warranty.

Negative Product Points

The coffee the machine produces is mediocre.

Detailed Commentary

I was impressed with the construction of the Brew Central. It is an atractive appliance on the kitchen counter and the dials and controls have a quality feel about them as does the overall feel of the machine.

The main problem is, is that the Cuisinart Brew Central did not produce a very hot cup of coffee. As a result, the flavor of the coffee was lacking as well. This is even with using a SwissGold filter.

I measured the temperature of the coffee entering the carafe at roughly 160 degress; 180 degress in the grounds after brewing was completed. After 2 weeks of drinking subpar coffee I returned the unit to Kohl's for a refund.  For $80.00 I just expect more performance from the Brew Central.
I'd rather drink tea until my Newco OCS-8 arrives.

My old Presto Scandinavian spoiled me.  Even though it was not built as sturdy as the Brew Central , the Presto made fabulous hot coffee. I 'm sure that the Brew Central would last the full 3 years of it's warranty...but I just could'nt stand one more cup of the coffee it produced.

Buying Experience

Kohl's was great and took the unit back for a refund. Good customer service.

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