Cuisinart DCC-3200 Review

#3 Rated in Category: Drip Coffee Maker

If you want a machine that makes a fabulous coffee and is completely loaded with features, search no more than the Cuisinart DCC-3200. We and consumers agree: it makes an excellent cup of coffee at a reasonable price.

The Cuisinart DCC-3200 is NOT in the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) Certified Home Brewer program, but it is an outstanding pick for a new home coffee maker for those who aren’t into the managing of all aspects of their brewing, and who want a full-flavored cup with minimum fuss.

Consumers opinion: Cuisinart DCC-3200 earns an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 from more than 3,050 customer reviews on Amazon and 4.6 out of 5 from more than 150 customer reviews on Best Buy, making it one of the highest-rated in category Coffee Machines.

EXPERT REVIEW

Performance
Maintenance
Design
Features
Price

Performance – 8.5 out of 10: Cuisinart DCC-3200 earns an outstanding rating for brewing performance and it meets the recommended brewing temperature of 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 or 6 minutes. The machine has a 1 to 4 cup option but can brew up to 14 cups in one go.

Maintenance – 9 out of 10: This machine is just as easy to clean as it is to use.

Design – 8 out of 10: This is a bigger model suitable for both individual use and for entertaining.

Features – 9 out of 10:

  • CARAFE TEMPERATURE BUTTON: adjusts warming plate temperature to Low, Medium or High to keep freshly brewed coffee at the temperature you prefer.
  • PROG/AUTO ON BUTTON: Lets you program coffeemaker to automatically begin brewing up to 24 hours in advance.
  • BOLD FLAVOR STRENGTH BUTTON: Lets you choose bold or regular coffee flavor; blue indicator appears when bold is selected.
  • BREW/OFF & AUTO OFF BUTTON: Turns coffeemaker on and off. Use the Auto Off feature to program the time you want the coffeemaker to shut off – from 0 to 4 hours after brew cycle is finished.

Price – 10 out of 10Cuisinart DCC-3200 is the only one with this capacity in this price range ($70 – $80)

About Cuisinart

Cuisinart coffee makers were developed and marketed beginning in 1994 after the Cuisinart brand was well known for their expertise in creating top-quality kitchen appliances since 1973.

Cuisinart coffee makers come in a variety of elegant styles that creates the perfect look for today’s gourmet kitchen.

Their extensive line of quality coffee maker offers you everything from a Cuisinart 4 cup coffee maker to the larger Cuisinart 12 cup coffee maker.

The Cuisinart two to go coffee maker is perfect for brewing directly into travel mugs.

Cuisinart brew central coffee makers offer you retro styling, the latest high-tech features and the finest coffeemaking technology anywhere.

If you want to combine a coffee maker grinder and coffee brewing into one convenient unit consider the Cuisinart grind and brew coffee maker.

Cuisinart coffee makers help you to savor a satisfying cup of coffee anytime by consistently brewing a great pot of coffee.

If you are looking for a quality coffee brewer that makes great coffee easily a Cuisinart coffee maker is the right choice.

DETAILS

ManufacturerCuisinart
ModelDCC-3200
TypeAutomatic Drip
Brewing Capacity70 oz
Cup Capacity14
Dimensions H x W x D (in.)14 x 9 x 12
Item Weight (lbs.)9.0
Colorblack/stainless
Year Developed2016
SCAA CertifiedNo
Dishwasher SafeYes (upper rack)

PROS & CONS

Pros

  • 14-Cup Glass Carafe with decorative stainless steel handle
  • 24 hours programmable
  • Easy to view water window for accurate filling
  • Small-batch setting
  • Brew-strength control
  • Self Clean
  • Adjustable keep warm temperature control
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Don’t have thermal carafe/mug
  • Bigger compared to other coffee machines
  • No brewing temperature adjustments
  • Not SCAA certified
Flush out the system before brewing your first pot of coffee!

VIDEO

The maximum capacity for ground coffee is 15 tablespoons. Exceeding this amount may cause overflow if the coffee is too finely ground.

GETTING TO KNOW THE CONTROL PANEL

CONCLUSION

Overall, our experience with this machine is great! Cuisinart DCC-3200 offers good value for money, when it comes to price to feature ratio. For those who want a programmable coffeemaker that can be set up to 24 hours ahead and plan to use it on a daily basis.

We can freely say: “Cuisinart DCC-3200 is an excellent choice for a home coffee maker”.

 

Cuisinart DCC-3200
8.9 / 10 Expert
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Summary
Hotter coffee and brew strength options – the best of both worlds! The Cuisinart® 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker is equipped with cutting-edge coffee technology to give you hotter coffee without sacrificing taste. Choose a flavor profile with regular or bold strength control, and set brew-time up to 24-hours ahead.
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