The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN is a brew direct coffee maker, as it has its own keep warm double-walled insulated carafe that with a quick twist of the lid acts as a serving vessel too, plus it is fully programmable for early morning brewing before you rise. The low price and uncompromising quality of this coffee maker makes this an exceptionally good buy and one we would recommend.
The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN has a double-walled insulated stainless steel 12-cup carafe with automatic programmable 24 hour timing, drip through carafe lid, and brew pause feature with automatic shut off and audible beeper to signify brewing has finished. Besides these great and easy to use features, it also featured a water level indicator, instruction manual and limited warranty for 3 full years.
This easy to program system allows you to set your start time and then notifies you when the brewing cycle is complete, and it is easy to clean up as the stainless-steel carafe is a rinse and replace, ready to brew the next pot, and keeps your coffee hot for up to twelve hours.
The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN makes an excellent cup of coffee and we have found that it is easy to program and use, and the carafe keeps the coffee hot for a long time which has been a real plus. The stainless steel carafe is super easy to clean and really only needs a rinse and you are ready to go again. The coffee ready beeper, although a little loud, is great when you put it on and walk out of the room and forget it is running.
We have also found the pause brew a great asset as we have several people on the go and you can quickly fill a mug and run without changing the flavor of the remaining coffee that is brewing.
The beep indicator for brewing completion is loud, the carafe lid alignment is somewhat tricky, and if you overfill the water reservoir, the carafe will not be able to accommodate the additional water.
The Final Verdict:
The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN is an easy to use, programmable carafe system that will keep your coffee hot up to 12 hours and we would recommend it, as we feel it delivers what its promises, even if the audio brew complete indicator is a little loud. We would recommend this coffee maker as a good purchase.