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Cuisinart DC-1200 Brew Central - Matthias Konig's Review
Posted: February 19, 2002, 9:27am
review rating: 5.8
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Cuisinart DC-1200 Brew Central Coffee Maker
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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: 8.2
Manufacturer: Unknown Quality: 8
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $80.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Bed, Bath & Beyond Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Krups, Braun
Bottom Line: Buy it for looks, because you can get the same features and quality coffee for less
Positive Product Points

Styling, styling, styling. Well, there are a few additional features that you may or may not see as a plus like the timer, programmable shut-off, and three selectable temperatures for the heating plate etc.

Negative Product Points

A MSRP of $100,- is quite a ticket if you consider that you can buy identical or very similar functionality for $50-70 in other brands.

Detailed Commentary

I'll frankly admit it: I only bought that thing for looks and because it was on sale marked down 20%. Other than looks, it's an ordinary coffee maker with a few added comfort features that can be expected in this price category. The timer is useful, the included gold-tone filter is a nice touch. Temperature selection for the heating pad: well, doesn't rank too high on my list. Activated charcoal water filter: I have tried it with and without using regular tap water and cannot tell a significant difference. Just keep in mind that replacing the filters is not cheap if you follow the recommended intervalls. Automatic programmable turn off: ok, that is somewhat useful but certainly not crucial.
The actual coffee is no different from what my previous Braun or Krups models would brew up for you.

Buying Experience

Bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond on sale, what else can I say?

Three Month Followup

Working just fine, although the benefit of the charcoal waterfilter still seems to be limited.

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