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Cuisinart DCC-3200
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Coffee Makers Cuisinart DCC-3200 Review

Overview

The Cuisinart DCC-3200 delivers state-of-the-art technology to ensure hotter coffee without sacrificing flavor or quality. It comes with the Brew Strength Control feature which allows you to select between a mild or bold coffee flavor. It is fully automatic and comes with 24-hour programmability, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting and auto-shutoff after 0-4 hours for your ease of mind.

Its adjustable keep temperature control ensures that you always have a warm cup anytime you need it. And it comes with a beautiful gold-tone, commercial-style permanent filter, so you can always enjoy the pure coffee taste. With the Cuisinart DCC-3200, you can now enjoy a hot, perfect cup of coffee from home.

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The Good

Our review of the Cuisinart DCC-3200 put this coffee maker through its paces. Let’s take a look at some of the best features of the Cuisinart DCC-3200…

Start the Day With Cuisinart: Make as many cups of coffee as you want just at the right temperature to head start your day. With the Cuisinart DCC-3200, you can turn up the flavor of your coffee using its cutting edge coffee technology. This 14-cup programmable coffeemaker can give you hotter coffee without sacrificing taste.

Intuitive Brewing: Using the Cuisinart DCC-3200, you can choose a regular or bold flavor profile and set the brew-time up to 24 hours ahead, so your next cup is ready when you are. It is also equipped with 24-hour programmability, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting, and auto-off between 0 to 4 hours. And to make it easier to make coffee for many guests, it comes with a 14-cup glass carafe with a decorative stainless steel handle.

Innovative Features: The Cuisinart DCC-3200 comes with an easy-to-read backlit LCD, a ready tone that can be turned on or off, and an indicator light that signals when it’s time to decalcify. You can achieve hotter coffee with expert coffee-making technology; while its 60-Second Reset recalls settings and position in the brewing process in case of loss of power.

Brew With Style: This stainless steel coffee maker is created for a modern and stylish addition to the kitchen counter. The Cuisinart DCC-3200’s reusable gold-tone filter also adds a touch of style to your kitchen while helping to make brewing easier. And with an Easy-to-View Water Window for accurate filling, you never have to worry about any spills.

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The Bad

Even with all its features and stylish charm, the Cuisinart DCC-3200 wasn’t developed long enough to avoid incurring mistakes in its units. Unfortunately, this model, in particular, doesn’t deliver the usual traits we are used to seeing in a Cuisinart product. It is plagued by many system errors that aren’t easy to forgive, the first being its faulty filter which overflows without warning. This leads to the grounds spilling all over your kitchen bench, and then to unwanted cleaning.

And it also encounters problems with water leaking out of the bottom of it and ruining your counter, which is another big concern that seems to happen out of nowhere. To make matters worse, it also has buttons that glitch, rendering the product useless after being used for a few months. Of course, at this point, you’ll have to send it back to the manufacturer but shipping it back to them comes at a price, and you need to cop that.

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The Bottom Line

What was once known to be a world-leading brand when it comes to kitchen tools and devices have been taken down a notch thanks to some defective or malfunctioning appliances. And while the Cuisinart DCC-3200 puts on a good show, there is no hiding its flaws which are quite unforgivable. Adding fuel to the fire is Cuisinart’s customer service, which fails to address the concerns put forward by its customers, which significantly impacts the overall experience with this product.

On the bright side though, if you end up with one of the perfectly good units, then the Cuisinart DCC-3200 is not just a pretty looking coffee maker to decor your kitchen with, it is also a smart and functional solution to your coffee needs at home. With the DCC-3200, you can enjoy a perfect cup of joe in the morning without even stepping out of your home.

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