Over the years, Cuisinart has built a reputation of making wonderful kitchen equipment – and the fully automatic programmable Cuisinart DCC 3200 is no different. It can brew hot coffee in massive quantities, and it can be set to automatically brew coffee for you every morning.
The Cuisinart DCC 3200 comes equipped with several features that makes it a competent performer when compared to other drip coffee makers in the same category.
Looking at this device from the hardware perspective, it comes with a “shower-head” design that makes sure extraction is even from ground coffee. Most drip-brewers often focus their stream in a particular area, which leads to under-extracting most coffee grounds while over-extracting some.
There’s a water level indicator in the water reservoir which comes with a carbon water filter. It is suggested you replace it every 60 brews or days.
Ease of Use
This coffee maker has made it very easy to make yourself a cup or a pot if you wish. All you have to do is to fill the tank with water. In the filter basket, add your coffee grounds and press the button to brew. If you want a small batch or you want a stronger brew, press the 1-4 cup or bold button before you press the brew button.
The Cuisinart DCC 3200 is fully programmable which is the machine’s major selling point. It has a capacity of fourteen cups for you and everyone around that might be interested.
The DCC 3200 allows you control the brew intensity with its intuitive UI (user interface). Cleaning shouldn’t pose a problem either as it comes with a self cleaning mechanism that ensures the device is pristine at all times.
This means that you don’t have to disassemble the unit every time when you need to clean. Besides, the coffee maker is energy efficient when compared to others.
There’s no mistaking Cuisinart’s signature on this coffee maker: black plastic, brushed stainless steel, and buttons with blue light surrounding it. Although it doesn’t look so striking, it’s not offensive to the sight either. When it comes to size, it is quite small (7.75 x 9 In), but it stands at 14 In which might be a little cumbersome in under some cabinets. The water window is quite easy to view which makes it easy to fill accurately.