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Cuisinart DC-450 - Andrea Kalish's Review
Posted: January 18, 2008, 8:13pm
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Cuisinart DC-450 4 Cup Brewer
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Arrow The Cuisinart DC-450 has 3 Reviews
Arrow The Cuisinart DC-450 has been rated 7.27 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 25, 2007.
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Andrea Kalish 0.00
Vincent Sapone 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.2
Manufacturer: Unknown (third party rebranding) Quality: 5
Average Price: $25.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $30.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Amazon.com Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 3 months Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Coffeemate 4-cup maker
Bottom Line: A stop-gap machine that serves the purpose and looks great on your counter.
Positive Product Points

Cheap, fairly quick, attractive finish in the black/stainless steel version, does the job.

Negative Product Points

Low-ish temperature (about 150F) on brew, narrow spout.

Detailed Commentary

Like other reviewers have said, the spout on this little machine isn't the best.  However, I've never seen another 4-cup brewer with a larger one, so I think it's fairly standard.  Just pour slowly and you won't experience any spills.  

It looks nice on the counter and doesn't take up a lot of space, but this is definitely a model that really does only the minimum.  The brew on mine is not full-flavored as the temperature of extraction registers at about 150F.  It can get warmer after sitting on the hot plate of course, but the actual _drip_ temperature was about 150F for me.  

I purchased this as a stop-gap measure between my last machine which I loved and finally broke and my next one (which I plan to spend a chunk of change on but can't afford quite yet).  The bottom line is that this machine will get the job done, but don't expect a great cup out of it.

Buying Experience

Amazon.com--great service as usual.

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