Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Cuisinart have always been on the front tier when it comes to coffee makers. Starting back in 1970, Cuisinart’s main mission has been to “Savor the Good Life” by providing quality Kitchenware. From bakeware, food processors to waffle makers, Cuisinart provides nothing but the very best. Their products have been well received by critics as well as the community and their contributions to the food industry have helped shape the industry to what it is now. Today we take a look at one of their finest and latest products, the Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker.

Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Front View

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By Cuisinart standards, the Brew Central is by no means a letdown. The coffee maker seeks to make a bold statement with top of the features as well as an ergonomic and elegant industrial-tech design. Designed with the consumer in mind, the coffee maker features some cool features, a stylish look and offers great performance whenever you need to.



The Brew Central comes in a stealth black color and a brushed metal finish. The polished finish gives it a premium look that you won’t want to cover, be it in your kitchen or office. Aside from that, the 12-cup glass carafe has a black ergonomic handle. The carafe is solidly built and well secured to make sure no one accidentally drops it. The ergonomic handle works to ensure maximum comfort while pouring your coffee and also ensures a dripless pouring. On top of that, the carafe’s lid fits tightly ensuring a precise, narrow and smooth pour.

Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Carafe



To start off, the Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Coffeemaker comes with the Brew n’ Pause functionality that allows you to pause brewing to pour yourself a cup then continue brewing. This feature is nowadays becoming more of a standard for any coffee maker out there. The maker is also highly programmable and allows up to 24 hour advance brew start. Besides that, you can also customize the shut-off time ranging from 0 to 4 hours depending on how long you want your coffee to stay hot. Another new feature is the 1 to 4 cup that you can select when you want to make less than 5 cups.

The coffee brewer aims to maximize flavor and aromatic extraction with its two brewing cycles and variable heater plate excellent for temperature control. You can select between low, medium-warm, high (hot) depending on how you like your coffee. Apart from that, the Cuisinart coffee maker will tell you when it’s time to decalcify (clean). It does this by light indicators which light up when it is time to clean.

To ensure the best brew, the maker comes with two filters: a removable water charcoal filter and a permanent gold tone filter. These ensure that only the freshest coffee flavors flow though.

Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with green coffee cup

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Other Additional Features Include:

  • Cord storage for storing your cables securely
  •  A coffee grounds measuring scoop
  • Knuckle guard and dripless spout
  • Beeps when brewing is complete
  • An adjustable digital watch to help you keep time
  • Instruction book for those new to brewing
  • Limited 3-year warranty



The Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Coffeemaker is without doubt a great coffee maker for its price. Not only does it combine top tier features and performance but also has a stylish look that complements any kitchen style. It is highly recommended for anyone looking for a highly reliable, cost efficient coffee maker or a replacement.