Cuisinart DCC Coffeemaker Review

Cuisinart DCC-1100BKP1 Coffeemaker

Cuisinart DCC Coffeemaker comes with a 12-cup carafe and twenty four hour programmability. It is also armed with Cuisinart’s special brew pause feature that permits you to stop brewing midway or whenever you want. The water filter is made of charcoal and the coffee machine has a self-cleaning feature. There are four different cup settings available which you can choose from and the machine has a beautiful LCD display.

Cuisinart DCC-1100BKP1 Coffeemaker

Our Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Cuisinart DCC Coffeemaker Ratings by Features:


4.4 out of 5

Easy To Use

4.4 out of 5

Easy to Clean

4.4 out of 5


4.2 out of 5

Quality of Material

4.3 out of 5


4.3 out of 5


  • Very easy and simple automatic operation including self-cleaning and 24-hour programming.
  • Different temperatures of coffee can be chosen according to your preference with just one click.
  • Cuisinart provides a warranty of three years for their coffee machines.
  • At just $80 this coffee machine can grace anyone’s kitchen counter as it is pretty affordable.
  • Large carafe capacity of 12 cups that conserves heat so that your coffee stays fresh and hot.


  • Complaints of corrosion have been found in customer reviews.
  • Marketed as self-cleaning, but still requires a certain degree of manual cleaning.
  • Users have complained about leakage of different machine parts.

Cuisinart DCC Coffeemaker Specs:


8.00" x 8.11" x 14.17"

UC Weight

9.30 lb

UC Cubic Feet



9.60" x 9.60" x 15.60"

MC Quantity


MC Weight

18.60 lb

MC Cubic Feet



20.00" x 11.50" x 17.00"

Consumer Reviews for the Cuisinart DCC Coffeemaker

The Cuisinart DCC Coffeemaker has more than 7,500 ratings on Amazon giving it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 74% of these reviews have given it 5 star ratings.

One of the best things about the Cuisinart DCC Coffeemaker is that it can make coffee that is pretty similar to the coffee made by coffee makers that cost three times more. So it is fast, functional and considered gorgeous by customers. It can make a pot of coffee in about ten minutes and has a pause feature as well. Another pro is that it comes with charcoal water filters which improve the taste of the coffee. The carafe keeps coffee hot for about 3 hours and warm for about 8. The gold mesh reusable filter is liked by those who want to be sustainable and by everyone for the fact that it lets zero silt through to ruin the coffee.

The main complaints people have with Cuisinart is their customer service. In particular, they are not a fan of having to pay for shipping even when their unit is under warranty still. With regards to this particular model, the common complaints are that it simply stops working in 2 to 3 months. The coffee maker automatically stops brewing for unknown reasons. This problem persisted for even those who got their unit replaced.

Bottom Line:

For people who cannot spare a lot, this product from Cuisinart is extremely affordable as well as very convenient to use. Reviews show that this product’s life span can be around 4-5 years. Overall it serves the purpose of preparing coffee well.

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