Love Coffee Again with the Cuisinart DCC-1100 Programmable Coffee Maker

Before finding the Cuisinart DCC-1100, I was very close to quitting coffee altogether. My first coffee maker was a cheaper one and didn’t work more than several months before breaking down. The second I chose was a higher end model with high hopes that it would outlast others and it also came with many features. After that one started having issues earlier than the first, I was ready to give up. Then I saw the Cuisinart DCC-1100 coffee maker for a great price and free shipping so I decided to try one last time.

Cuisinart DCC-1100 Programmable Coffee Maker
Product Features

  • Carafe with 12-cup capacity
  • Programmable timer up to 24 hours
  • Customizable options for 1-4 cups
  • 60-second reset
  • Durable filters included


The Cuisinart DCC-1100 coffee maker surprised me mostly because it there were many basic features that I could actually use. There is a programmable timer which allows me to preset when I need the brew to start. If I am setting it for work the next day then I use a 12 hour preset but for dinner parties I use the full 24-hours just to take a load of the worrying while I am busy preparing for guests. The carafe with 12-cups capacity is also perfect for hosting parties but offers nice portions when using it daily for my own family.

Another feature the Cuisinart DCC-1100 coffee maker offers is customizable options from 1 to 4 cups. This is great on weekends when no other member in my household needs a cup except me. There are many times when I do not need a full 12-cup carafe but would still like to have a cup or two throughout the day. Aside from regular features that some other machines have, this coffee maker also includes advanced technology that makes it unique.

The 60-second reset feature on the Cuisinart DCC-1100 coffee maker comes in handy because you will not have to remember your settings because this machine does it for you. When compared with the machines I had that broke and countless others I read about, this one is the only one with this smart operation. The Cuisinart DCC-1100 is also easy to use because there are already gold-tone and charcoal filters included so there is no need to worry about that.

Advanced Benefits

  • Automatically shuts off for safety
  • Brew and pause feature
  • Self-cleans for easy maintenance
  • Drip-free pour spout

The Cuisinart DCC-1100 further impressed me because of the many benefits it offers that my old coffee makers didn’t. There is automatic shut off to ensure safety which is great when I am running out of the house and forget to turn the machine off. Another helpful bonus is the brew and pause feature which allows me to have a flavorful cup before the entire operation is completed. This is especially helpful when I have errands to run and want my cup before my family wakes up.

Another benefit which is useful is the self-cleaning ability of the Cuisinart DCC-1100. It guarantees easy maintenance because there are no special soaps, brushes, or labor involved whatsoever. This coffee maker is smart enough to take care of itself not only by turning off to conserve energy but also cleaning on its’ own to preserve great quality for flavors.

The Cuisinart DCC-1100 coffee maker also includes a drip-free pour spout which is great because this is area that is most prone to coffee stains and accumulation of residue. It is also a likely reason for spills and stains so having a drip-less feature helps to eliminate the maintenance required. After trying all the features for myself, I am convinced that the Cuisinart DCC-1100 is ideal for my brewing needs.

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