Cuisinart Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker Review

Cuisinart SS-15P1 Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker

This programmable two-in-one coffee machine can prepare 12 cups of coffee as well as brew a single cup. The single-serve mode can prepare three different sizes 10, 6, or 8 Oz. It is equipped with a 40 Oz reservoir, a filter cup that is reusable and which allows you to use your own ground coffee. It is fully automatic and allows you to control the temperature and select brewing strength from the available options.

Cuisinart SS-15P1 Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker

Our Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Cuisinart Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker Ratings by Features:

Easy to Use

4.5 out of 5


4.2 out of 5

Easy to Clean

4.2 out of 5


4.0 out of 5

Quality of Material

4.3 out of 5


4.0 out of 5


  • A 12-cup capacity glass carafe as well as single-serve brewing mode.
  • Energy saving and self-cleaning features.
  • Three year warranty.
  • A reusable filter cup which can also be used with K-cup pods.
  • Suitable for large families, offices as well as for singles.


  • Limited programmable options.
  • Although it is self-cleaning, it still requires manual cleaning.
  • $200 is a high price for this coffee center.

Cuisinart Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker Specs:

Water Reservoir

60 oz. Fixed on Carafe side; 40 oz. Removable on Single Serve side

Strength Control

Single Serve Carafe

Both Single Serve and 12 Cup Carafe

HomeBarista Reusable Filter Cup


Brew Sizes

12 Cup Carafe or 6, 8,10 oz

24 Hour Programmable

Consumer Ratings for the Cuisinart Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker:

At the time of writing the Cuisinart Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker has around 4211 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. Almost 69% of the consumers have rated it as a 5 star product.

Majority of the consumers have written about the design element and practicality of the coffee maker. They love the concept of brewing coffee according to the size required, whether it is a single serving or various coffee servings all can be made with Cuisinart Coffee Maker. It makes great tasting coffee and keeps it warm for a few hours. Often, it is hard to clean some coffee machines but it is not the case with this one. It is easy to clean and easy to refill. The machine is handy and easy to operate. Many consumers have acknowledged the coffee maker’s design and appearance; they have stated it looks good on their kitchen countertops.

A few consumers have reported the dripping and water leakage of the reservoir. However, this was not an issue for others. Every machine demands care and maintenance. A little goes a long way, if a coffee maker is maintained properly the likelihood of trivial issues occurring will be reduced.

Overall, the consumers are quite satisfied with the coffee maker and feel that it is worth every penny. They have recommended it to other consumers while sharing their pleasant experiences with Cuisinart Coffee Center 12 Cup Coffeemaker.

Bottom Line:

At $200 this large capacity coffee machine is not only ideal for families and offices, but also for singles. It is fully automatic and programmable and you can select among different coffee strength options to have your cup of coffee your way.

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