Our initial thoughts about the Cuisinart DCC-1150 are pretty comparable as from other consumers. The unit Cuisinart DCC 1150 10 cup coffee maker review is getting marks from average to good. That means the Cuisinart DCC-1150 is just slightly above average coffee brewer.
The Cuisinart DCC-1150 10 cup coffee maker can be rated as an above-average coffee maker. Your money is well spent and you will not have any regrets as it is a solid investment and the Cuisinart DCC 1150 will do the job of brewing to your liking. Certain stores don’t include the gold-tone filter when you buy this model. It has to be purchased separately. But if you buy from reputable companies like Amazon the gold-tone filter is included with your order of the DCC-1150 Thermal 10 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker
We were surprised as the Cuisinart DCC-1150 10 cup coffee maker worked flawlessly when we put it on some regular brewing tests. Because the unit comes with thermal carafe you can actually save some energy and pay smaller electrical bill because you don’t need to continuously heat the carafe. The coffee stays hot for up to 2 hours. Brewing time was about 11 munites. We found that the taste of coffee stays pretty much the same even after four hours in the carafe. A series of five beeps alerts you when the brew cycle has finished. Because the thermal carafe is opaque, you cannot tell how much coffee has already brewed like you could with a glass carafe. This limitation makes it even more important to have a brew-pause feature so you can pour a cup whenever you like, regardless of whether the brew cycle has finished. A nice function is the auto-shutoff immediately after brewing, which saves energy. We noticed that using the pour-through lid on the carafe was a little slower than pouring with a standard glass carafe, particularly with the last few cups. We did not get that spoiled taste as we sometimes get when we test different coffee machines. It comes in black and white colours.
PROS: Cuisinart DCC 1150 10 cup coffee maker review
The unit is very easy to use and to set it up for the brewing
Charcoal water filter (great if you use tap water)
Auto brew timer (You set it up the night before and in the morning you have fresh java ready). Now that is convenience.
It has a signal that lets you know when the coffee is ready
Fresh coffee for up to four hours
The eco-friendly thermal carafe that saves energy because there is no need for heating the warming plate.
The choice of using paper and gold-tone filters. The gold-tone filter is very easy to clean. All you need to do is shake out the grinds into the trash, and rinse with water. This is great if you want to save some money because then you don’t have to buy filters!
The water level is very clearly marked and easy to see on the right side of the machine.
The beep is not just one cute beep. It is 4 or 5 beeps in a row. This could be annoying to some people.
Some people have commented on the pouring as “difficult.” I think it is the nature of a thermal carafe to require some patience when pouring into a cup. It is well sealed to keep the coffee hot, so when you pour, the liquid has to go through a maze to get out
If your coffee machine sits in the middle of your countertop, you may have to turn it to the side in order to pour the water in.