Cuisinart DCC-2650BW 12 Cup Brew Central Programmable Coffeemaker : I couldn’t be more happy with this product

I am one of those people who needs to have a cup of coffee ready when i wake up. If it’s not ready, it ain’t pretty. It does everything you would want a coffee maker to do, except set up the coffee for you, and the coffee taste perfect. I haven’t been able to find any coffee shop that can brew anything that can compare. My problem is that i have terrible hard water and the heating element gets so clogged with calcium that there isn’t a cleaner that can get it cleaned out. No fault of the coffee maker at all. I have to replace my coffee maker every two to three years, and without fail, i buy this one. There just doesn’t seem to be anything better for the price. So here i am, buying #3, and hopefully in a couple of years when i have to buy #4, this will still be available.

Not the best cuisinart coffee maker i have had. Grounds overflow and clog dripper, and eventually spill into water and filter reservoirs and require a painstaking cleaning of entire coffeemaker.

Great machine, but does not stay as hot as the older model.

I love my new cuisinart coffee pot.

  • I couldn’t be more happy with this product
  • How to make strong coffee without overflowing the filter
  • Perfect coffee every time!

Cuisinart DCC-2650BW 12 Cup Brew Central Programmable Coffeemaker, Black Wrinkle

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  • 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard
  • Fully automatic with 24-hour programmability, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting and adjustable auto-shutoff (0-4 hours)
  • Adjustable carafe temperature control with high, medium and low settings
  • Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing is completed
  • Gold tone commercial style permanent filter, Charcoal water filter (removes impurities)

We have only had ours for a couple of months, but use it every day. Have been extremely pleased with its convenient/simple operations and features. The controls are easy to use. . You can make 4 cups or 12 cups, extend your ‘keep warm time” program auto brew, etc. Much better construction to the mr.

The only reason i did not rate this at 5 stars is the default setting of 1 hour for the unit to stay on and keep the coffee hot. The unit can be programmed for longer periods of time, but, if the power is disconnected, the time reverts to only one hour. The unit is very fast at brewing the whole pot of coffee, so maybe 4. 5 stars would be appropriate. All said, i am very satisfied with the unit.

Item was exactly as advertised, does everything we expected, and was delivered on time.

We have had this coffeemaker for about a month, and it makes fantastic coffee.

Would recommend this to anyone. I use the 1-4 cup setting most days.

Absolutely the best tasting coffee, love the easy programming and adjustable temp and strength. Looks great also, carafe doesn’t spill either. Easy to change water filters.

This is the second one of these we’ve owned (first one lasted about 5 years). We love it and love how quickly it brews.

Iam not sure if its me but it seems like this pot doesnt make a very hot cup of coffee, it gets cold quick. Also how do i adjust the hot plate auto shut off?. It goes off after 30 minutes or so. I did not see how to adjust this from the manual. I wonder if the 1200 is any different?i checked cruisinarts site, and i dont see a description saying that you can adjust the hot plate time?. I suspect that the “extreme brew” = fast brew = n not so hot of a cup.

I have had this for around 2 weeks now and love it. I bought the black finish instead of the silver. The black finish has a textured instead of smooth finish. (you can notice this in the zoomed rollover) the carafe does not dribble. The carafe top is not hinged near the handle. The whole top pops off which makes cleaning and filling easier. (took a couple of days to get used to though). The coffee is hot (185 to 190 degrees), not lukewarm like the 2 mr coffee units i have tried in the last month or so. The unit allows you to increase or decrease the time that the heating element stays on (up to 4 hours). The only complaint i have is that the clock is not backlit.

This one is better than the last and we loved it.

This is an excellent coffee maker. The plastic shell is heavy duty, solid, and has a quality feel. Unlike many others, the carafe is much thicker glass and well constructed. The controls are straightforward and easy to use. It uses replaceable water filters, and the coffee is quite good (of course, that’s also bean dependent). One detail that impressed me was that when you use the recommended amount of coffee and fill the reservoir to the 12-cup level, the final brewed coffee level in the carafe is precisely 12 cups. Some engineer actually calculated the amount of water that would remain in the grounds and filter to ensure that the 12-cup measure on the reservoir would result in a full 12 cups of coffee in the carafe.

If you want strong coffee, push the “bold” option and also push the “1-4 cups” option. Both of these features slow the brewing process so that you’re less likely to get an overflow. Fill the filter with grounds to within about 2/3 inches of the top (top of the filter paper, not top of the basket). Fill the carafe to the 9 cup line. This will yield about 8 cups of decently rich coffee. Other caveats: make sure the black filter basket is firmly seated in the receptacle. Make sure the carafe is firmly seated beyond the lip of the plate. Neglecting either of these will result in overflow. If your coffee grounds end up all over the interior of the unit, and you have a spray handle on your sink, unplug the coffee maker and rest it on its side by the sink. Remove the water filter and spray it clean.

This is the fourth cuisinart coffee maker we’ve owned in the last 8 years. All of them were still working fine when sold at garage sales. Replacements bought for decorating reasons. It uses cone filters, a must have feature for me, brews really hot coffee and with the carafe temp control will keep it way.

This is one of the best coffee makers i have owned in a long time. Makes the morning cup of coffee a great.

We are very pleased with our purchase.

I consider cuisinart to be the best coffee maker there is.

I needed a new coffee pot and after reading about a lot of pots, decided to go with this one. Purchased through amazon, it arrived quickly and set up went well. The main problem i cannot seem to overcome is keeping the pot hot more than 1 hour. It says you can set it one to four hours, but anything i do still has it turn off at one hour. Otherwise, every other function works great, the coffee tastes great.

This machine brews an excellent cup of coffee. We brew 5 cups using the ‘bold’ and ‘1-4’ cup settings and two tbsp of coffee to a cup. We bought this machine to replace a 10 year old simple krups machine, which had produced an good brew for many years. We moved to a high altitude location (7,000 ft. ) and the krups could not make a very weak cup. This cuisinart unit has earned it’s ‘extreme brew’ label.

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Cuisinart DCC-2650BW 12 Cup Brew Central Programmable Coffeemaker, Black Wrinkle
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4.5 / 5  stars, based on  99  reviews