Cuisinart Perfectemp Coffee Maker Review

Cuisinart DCC-3200P1 Perfectemp Coffee Maker

This programmable coffee machine can prepare 14 cups of excellent coffee with one touch. It comes with a large and strong glass carafe. You can choose between two flavors, regular or bold, depending on your preference and you can set the brew-time in advance. The auto shut-off feature saves energy. The efficient warning systems which you can toggle off/on prompt you when there is a need for auto cleaning.

Cuisinart DCC-3200P1 Perfectemp Coffee Maker, 14 Cup Progammable with Glass Carafe, Stainless Steel

Our Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Cuisinart Perfectemp Coffee Maker Ratings by Features:

Easy to Use

4.4 out of 5


4.6 out of 5

Easy to Clean

4.4 out of 5


4.1 out of 5

Quality of Material

4.1 out of 5


3.9 out of 5


  • Large capacity carafe allows you to prepare 14 cups in a single run.
  • Self-cleaning and energy saving features.
  • Warranty of three years.
  • Very affordable at $99.99 compared to other brands with the same features.
  • Suitable for large families and offices.


  • Limited programmable options
  • Although it is self-cleaning, it still requires manual cleaning.
  • Cannot prepare different varieties.

Cuisinart Perfectemp Coffee Maker Specs:

Extreme Brew

Strength Control

24-Hr Programmable

Auto off

0-4 Hours

Gold Tone Filter

Brew Pause

Consumer Ratings for the Cuisinart Perfectemp Coffee Maker

The Cuisinart Perfectemp Coffee Maker has almost 26,000 ratings on Amazon giving it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 76% of these reviews have given it 5 star ratings.

The Cuisinart Perfectemp Coffee Maker is liked for the capacity it has in this price range. Customers who like their coffee piping hot will also prefer this as per reviews this coffee maker is one of the few that makes properly hot coffee. And if left in the carafe the coffee stays hot for around 4 hours in some customer’s experience. There are also no issues of leaks as the carafe fits snugly into the unit. 

However, there are some downsides. For example, it boils off a lot of water and if you keep it under a cabinet it may cause damage. Apart from that the reservoir can be a bit tricky to fill but that should not be too big of a problem if you can be creative about it or as another customer suggested, keep a plastic pouring container nearby. Another thing to note is that if you do not properly clean it on time it will stop working completely. Another common complaint was that the black coating on top of the cup warmer started to flake off after around 6 months of use.

Bottom Line:

At $99.99 this large capacity coffee machine is ideal for families and offices. Although it has limited programmable options, it is still worth the money. A testament to that are the positive reviews the coffee maker has received from users who praise the ease of operation it offers.

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