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Cuisinart DC-1200 Brew Central - Bob Trancho's Review
Posted: February 10, 2002, 4:42pm
review rating: 7.1
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Cuisinart DC-1200 Brew Central Coffee Maker
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Arrow The Cuisinart DC-1200 Brew Central has 58 Reviews
Arrow The Cuisinart DC-1200 Brew Central has been rated 7.77 overall by our member reviewers
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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: 8.6
Manufacturer: Unknown Quality: 9
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Chefscatalog.com Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: If you like the styling, you won't be disappointed by the coffee.
Positive Product Points

This machine has good water temperature and adjustable heat plate.  The retro syling is a plus if it suits your taste.

Negative Product Points

There is no water level indicator.  You can't open the top once brewing has begun.

Detailed Commentary

This Cuisinart replaced a Braun that never really got hot enough and finally gave up the ghost.  I've checked the water temp a few times and it's been rock solid at 200 degrees. (This was a messy procedure in that the water comes out through the flip top and you can get a lot of hot water running down your counter if you lift too high.)  
The adjustable hot plate is a plus, you can turn it down fairly low to avoid cooking the fresh brew.
It's got a timer and the 2-4 cup feature works well, also.  Though as with all 10 - 12 cup units, this makes a better tasting 12 cups than 4.
The retro stying suits me and the stainless steels parts are easy to keep clean.
At $99 you are probably paying a few bucks for the styling.  There may be coffee makers out there that brew just as well for less.

Buying Experience

Ordered via the Net - it came in 4 days.  Everywhere I've seen this unit (Macys, to Bloomingdales, to on-line) it's been "on sale" for $99.

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