8.8 / 10.0

Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Coffee maker

Cuisinart’s 14-cup drip coffee maker comes with: automatic shutoff, a permanent water filter, an indicator to let you know when to clean it, a 71-ounce measuring capacity, and cone-type filters.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Coffee maker 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.

3.8/5

Carafe Handling Score

It covers balance and ease of emptying the last liquid, as well as comfort, drip tendency, and balance of a full carafe. Those who don’t have a score here brew into single-serve cups or are self-serve. In the latter case, the coffee is stored in a tank and is dispensed by pressing against a lever.

3.8/5

Convinience Score

In this rating, we consider how easy it is to operate a unit, refill the water reservoir, and clean the appliance afterwards.

4.8/5

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.

4.9/5

Owner Satisfaction Score

This rating is an indication of the percentage of members who are extremely likely to recommend their automatic drip coffee maker to friends and family.

3.8/5

Product Reliability Score

Based on estimated problem rates for new coffee makers not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, this rating can help you estimate how reliable your new coffee maker will be in its first four years.

Pros

Brew performance and duration met recommended guidelines.

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

We had no trouble using, holding, pouring from, and emptying the carafe.

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.

Cons

The results of initial break-ins still showed that some plastic off-tastes could be detected in hot water poured through the machine, but not in brewed coffee.

In-Depth Review

This large-volume Cuisinart is one of CR’s highest-ranking models for a basic glass-carafe drip coffee maker. This machine earns an Excellent rating for brew performance, reflecting the optimal brew temperature and coffee intensity. It allows you to set the brew time to make weaker or stronger coffee, and can be programmed to have fresh coffee waiting when you wake up.

Reviewing products for us is a process in which we choose which products to test, buy them at retail, and never accept any payments from manufacturers in exchange for testing or rating their products. When a product meets our standards, it is rated “Recommended”. We are happy to recommend the Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Coffee maker product because it meets our standards.

Specifications

Brew Strength

Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Coffee maker comes with brew strength control that allows you to adjust brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee with this coffee maker.

Small Batch

With Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Coffee maker’s small batch functionality, you can prepare a partial pot of coffee without sacrificing quality.

Mug

A thermal carafe is not included with this Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Coffee maker.

Programmable

The Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Coffee maker has programmable features, this includes a clock that can be set to brew at a set time.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 10. 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.

Dimensions

The measurements of Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 14 x 9 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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