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Cuisinart DCC-1150 Classic 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker Review

Cuisinart DCC-1150 Classic 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker is another one of Cuisinart products that does much more than would expect. The Cuisinart DCC-1150 brews a delicious cup of coffee, features a thermal carafe and is fully programmable for user convenience.



  • Fully programmable
  • Great tasting coffee


  • 10 cups, not 12
  • Short power cord


The Cuisinart DCC-1150 was designed for people looking to get the most out of their coffee maker and have it improve their coffee drinking experience every day. If you are looking for an afordable coffee maker that makes top notch coffee, is fully programmable and features a thermal carafe, look no further because the Cuisinart DCC-1150 has you covered.

The Cuisinart DCC-1150 is sturdy and well designed coffee maker known for it’s ease of use and great tasting coffee. All Cuisinart coffee makers focus on the brewing process and the Cuisinart DCC-1150 is no different. A charcoal water filter is built in to rid the water of impurities before starting the brew, after all coffee is mostly water! It also features a permanent gold tone filter which allows the full aroma of the beans to be extracted, it also means you don’t need to keep buying coffee filters. It also uses a shower head system to spray the water over the ground beans which ensures the ground is properly soaked and reducing temperature loss. The Cuisinart DCC-1150 brews directly into a thermal carafe that can hold up to 10 cups of coffee. Thermal carafes are the much better option because they keep coffee hot for hours without the need for heater plates. Glass carafes usually use a heater plate to keep the coffee hot but any coffee expert will tell you that it ruins the coffee flavor pretty fast. This thermal carafe double walled, insulated and made of stainless steel to give it a sleek look. The coffee inside stays warm for hours, perfect for those long mornings. Additionally, the carafe features a stay-cool handle and a drip free spout to make the pouring easy and avoid spills. The lid is brew through so it can stay on during the brewing process, this keeps the heat inside. The carafe even automatically seals it self after the brew process is complete to insulate it completely, quite amazing.

Moreover, the Cuisinart DCC-1150 also features numerous programmable functions that make the coffee maker much more convenient to use. The auto on function allows you to set the coffee maker to start brewing at a specific time of the day, now you can wake up to the smell of fresh coffee! It also turns off automatically after the brew is done to save energy. Another cool feature is the brew pause function which lets you sneak a cup of coffee during the brewing process, great for those moments when you can’t wait! Some smaller functions include a ready tone beep so you know exactly when the coffee is done and the 1-4 cup setting. The carafe can hold 10 cups, but if you want to brew less its better to use the 1-4 cup setting which adjusts the brew cycle and leaves the coffee tasting the way it would if you made a full batch. Lastly, the Cuisinart DCC-1150 is very easy to clean with all the parts being removable. An indicator light even lights up when its time to clean the machine to avoid calcification. Keep your coffee maker clean is the best way to keep it working for years.

The Cuisinart DCC-1150 is a great coffee maker and I can highly recommend it to anyone. It suits everyone’s coffee needs, especially people who like thermal carafes. Besides the great carafe, it also makes delicious coffee and is fully programmable. A complete and well designed coffee maker.

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