The Cuisinart DCC-1100 is a fully automatic 12 cup coffee maker that boasts with 24-hour programmability and a brew-pause function that allows you to pour a cup of coffee before the cycle has ended. It also includes a gold-tone filter and a charcoal water filter to make your coffee delicious.
Brewing coffee with the Cuisinart DCC-1100 coffee maker
If you are looking for coffee makers made in the USA this product will not disappoint you. The 12 cup carafe has an ergonomic handle and a drip-proof spout for comfortable drip-free pouring. The unit makes 5 beeps when the coffee is done, and 2 hours later it will beep again when it shuts down.
The flavor and the strength of the coffee this Cuisinart thermal coffee maker brews is second to none. It is really delicious and it really doesn’t take long to make. It is a nice looking coffee maker and the lid and the spout are designed to be curved over whatever you are pouring into so it does not drip.
Since in my case I don’t need more than 4 cups at a time, I find the ’1-4 Cup’ option really helpful. The ‘Clean’ setting tells you it is time to clean the unit, time to remove the built-up calcification from the water container to extend the life of your coffee maker.
Critical for proper flavor extraction is the grind of the coffee. There are different kinds of grind out there, but with the Cuisinart DCC-1100, a medium-fine grind is recommended. Once the coffee beans are broken the flavor degrades rapidly. This is why it is recommended to buy supplies for two weeks only.
The biggest reason why this product makes good coffee is the gold mesh filter it uses instead of the paper filters. It does make a huge difference if you compare the two. The instruction on how to operate it is clear and it comes with a quick start guide and detailed instructions.
The water filter on this product needs to be changed every few months. The spout on the pitcher is very narrow, and that makes it very accurate but you have to be careful not to pour too fast. The LCD digital clock displays time and automatic functions.
The charcoal water filter removes chlorine and bad taste odors that come with the tap water. The manufacturer recommends changing this filter every 60 days or 60 uses. This coffee maker measures about 8 by 8 by 14-1/4 inches and comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
Use Cuisinart DCC for great coffee
Cuisinart DCC-1100 is a wonderful coffee maker with an inexpensive price tag. It comes with a programmable timer and clock. This is a feature that is not included in the standard package with other coffee makers, it is a bonus for the customer.
The fill hole on this Cuisinart thermal coffee maker is much larger than most coffee machines which makes it very useful and friendly. Some of the coffee machines I have seen have very small holes to pour the water and it is very easy to make a mess.
This unit is one of the best coffee makers made in the USA, it is easy to clean and maintain. The coffee pot is made out of glass and the rest of the unit id made out of sturdy plastic. This does not take away from the performance of the machine.
It is not necessary to purchase a stainless steel coffee machine just to get better coffee. The results are the same in both cases, and you also get to save some money if you go for the Cuisinart DCC-1100. The water reservoir is small and close to the coffee grounds.
Normally you will need to use a measuring cup to measure the water level because this unit does not have a cup measurement inside the reservoir. There are strips on the outside of the unit to measure the water. This is the only minor issue I was able to find.
This coffee machine has a 24-hour programmable feature with a self-cleaning system that is built right into the coffee maker. Another amazing feature is the brew-pause if you cannot wait to get a cup of coffee before the brewing process has completed.
Instead of spending your time preparing a nice drink, you can just program the DCC-1100 to brew up some fresh cups of coffee every morning. For the full flavor of the coffee, users are advised to wait until the brewing process has ended.