Cuisinart 12-cup Programmable Coffee Maker (Model number DCC-1100BK) has been my home coffee pot for several years. It is durable and reliable.
Although this coffeemaker may not have all the “bells and whistles” as other brands or models, it has everything that I need. The deciding factor for me was the timer, it is set just minutes before the alarm clock is set to go off – let me tell you it is much more pleasant to wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee than to the horrid buzzing of an alarm clock.
The other main feature that I love is the automatic shut off (two hours after it goes on), this is not only handy to know what time it is (without having a clock in front of you) but I never have to worry about running out the house thinking “did I turn the coffee pot off?”
I would definitely purchase this product for myself again and certainly for a gift, it is easy to operate and make a perfect cup of coffee and a must for every household. I would rate this with 4.5 stars as it functions perfectly.
It is not dishwasher safe, it must be hand washed and the manufacturer offers a 3 year limited warranty with this model.