7.8 / 10.0

Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000

Cuisinart’s 12-cup drip coffee maker features automatic shutoff, a permanent filter, a removable reservoir, and an indicator that tells you when it’s time to clean. It measures 65 ounces and uses a cupcake-style filter.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000 as part of our Coffee machines review program. The criteria below were used to evaluate Drip coffee makers like this one in our lab tests.


Carafe Handling Score

Describes handle comfort, drippiness while pouring, carafe balance, and how easy it was to empty the last bit of liquid. Models without a score here brew into singles or are self-serve. In the latter case, the coffee is stored in a tank and is dispensed by pressing against a lever.


Convinience Score

Based on the ease with which an appliance can be used, refilled with water, and cleaned after use, we give it this rating.


Brewing Performance Score

The ideal brewing temperature for coffee is between 195°F and 205°F for about five minutes; this rating indicates the capability of reaching that temperature along with the concentration of the coffee.


Owner Satisfaction Score

This rating is an indication of the reputation of a brand is based on owner feedback and reviews. This rating also considers the percentage of customers who are extremely likely to recommend it to others.


Product Reliability Score

Brand Reliability Predictions are based on estimates of the number of coffee makers that will experience problems in the first four years after purchase, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract.


Brew performance and duration met recommended guidelines.

Based on our observations of setup, operation, and cleanup, it is exceptionally easy to use.

Our challenging test of coffee makers included brewing a full pot with a filter almost filled to the top, as some consumers might.
Based on the results of this test, the model did not overflow.


There were no noticeable flaws in the model’s performance.

In-Depth Review

There are many good features on the Cuisinart 12-cup drip coffee maker, including automatic shutoff, a water filter, a permanent filter, a removable reservoir, an indicator to tell you when it’s time to clean, a capacity of 65 ounces, and a cupcake-type filter.

The products we test are always chosen by us, we buy them at retail and we never accept any payment from manufacturers to test or rate their products. If a product meets our criteria, it receives a “Recommended” rating. Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000 meets our standards which is why we are happy to recommend this product.


Brew Strength

The brew-strength control feature is missing from this machine, in the machines that have this feature you can adjust brewing time to make stronger or weaker coffee.

Small Batch

With Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000’s small batch functionality, you can prepare a partial pot of coffee without sacrificing quality.


Unlike some coffee machines, Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000 does not come with a thermal carafe.


A programmable model such as the Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000 has a clock that can be set to brew at a preset time.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 8. Time indicated is rounded to nearest minute, for brewing a pot of coffee in its regular cycling mode, using 40 ounces of water for models that brew 8-14 cups of coffee, and 10 ounces of water for models that make one or two mugs.


The measurements of Cuisinart Coffee on Demand DCC-3000 are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 15 x 10 x 12 inches.

These measurements are rounded to the next whole inch. Height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.These measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch. The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.All dimensions are in inches; height, width, and depth are rounded to the nearest half-inch.

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