Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Reviews

We all know that Coffee is one of those drinks that some people can’t do without. Some of us are just satisfied to get a cup from the coffee machine the moment we get to the kitchen, while others are always on the lookout for that perfectly brewed coffee that stays hot for hours. This brings us to our discussion on a coffee machine. Cuisinart DCC-3200 to be specific.

Cuisinart DCC 3200

Cuisinart is the best grind and brew. It begins as a food processor then they create a coffee maker that all of us would love to use. It is one of the most famous companies which have specialization in manufacturing various household appliances.  This coffee maker brings comfort and convenience to the lives of people. It is easy to use that even a beginner can immediately use this product compared to other coffee makers. One coffee maker that has excellent feedback was the Cuisinart DCC 3200.

FEATURES of  Cuisinart DCC-3200

It has almost all the features you would wish for in a coffee maker. There is simply no feature available that you won’t find in Cuisinart DCC-3200, something that has earned it so much praise from its users. These features include a 24-hour timer, zero to four-hour auto-shutoff, 2 brews strength setting for bold or regular and settings for 1-4 cup quantities. There is also an alert tone that can be easily silenced if you don’t want the machine making more noises than it has to.  It is equipped with cutting-edge coffee technology to give you hotter coffee without sacrificing taste. Additionally, this 14 cup coffee machine allows you to select Regular or Bold coffee flavor Fully Automatic with 24-hour programmability.

Some of its other amazing features include 14 cup glass carafe, gold-tone permanent filter, BPA free design, brew pause feature and 1-4 cup setting which enables you to choose how much you want to brew.

Reviewers have given this coffee maker high mark all across the board with others stating that they purposely purchased this machine for its numerous features and its ability to produce high-quality coffee.

Easy to use

It is a fairly simple coffee maker despite its whistles and bells. In fact, all the coffee makers under the Cuisinart DCC line perform fairly well in this regard. Some users have criticized its controls stating that they are a bit tricky to figure out. Other reviews don’t seem to have any issue with the controls though, in fact, some have praised its intuitive buttons. The display of backlit LCD is easy to read, large, and clearly visible which in turn makes it easy to program. The water reservoir which is located at the top of the machine has however received some criticism with some reviewers stating that the carafe leaks water particularly when they are pouring it in. The Cuisinart DCC tone can be turned on or off and has an indicator light signal when it’s time to decalcify.


Cuisinart DCC-3200 oozes class in every part and section of the machine. It is pretty tall, approximately 17 inches. Some users have criticized this, stating that they are not able to place it in the location they prefer since it does not fit in their cupboards. However, despite its height, it also boasts of a rather small footprint for a multi-featured drip coffee machine and has been praised for its small size which makes it occupy small space on the countertop as compared to other coffee makers. Cuisinart DCC-3200 is made of stainless steel that appears light black in color.


In terms of performance, Cuisinart DCC 3200 is rated excellent and has been proven to meet the standard brewing temperature of 1950 – 2050 Fahrenheit for 5 to 6 minutes. It Ensures hotter coffee temperature without sacrificing flavor or quality Brew Strength Control. Most owners of this model have commended this feature, particularly those who love their coffee served hot. It has also been lauded for sweet tasting coffee it produces. It also rated highly for its quickness with cutting-edge coffee technology in brewing a full pot of coffee which give you hotter coffee without sacrificing taste.

Cuisinart DCC-3200


  • Strong warranty coverage
  • Easy controls (easy to use)
  • The durable and quality craftsmanship
  • Magnificent design, classy finish
  • Water Filter


  • Brewing process will have to complete before you pour your first coffee
  • Too tall compared to some coffee machines
  • Slightly expensive


  • It’s classy hence blends in well in a modern kitchen
  • Brews quality and tasty coffee
  • Have all features you would wish for in a coffee maker machine
  • Easy to maintain and is also durable

What People Say about Cuisinart DCC 3200


Gives 5/5 ratings and say

“I had 2 Cuisinart DCC 1200…Skip this model, both leaked. The carafe was hard to pour in a cup without spilling. 2nd one lasted less 2 years. We make (loose) tea. It was not as hot as I like.

DCC 3200AMZ…A newer model of Cuisinart DCC-3200. Do not know the differences between models. This model is stainless steel. Where the older model only has SS on carafe handle. I got the newer model, wanted latest technology.

I was Leary about buying this one. But got it anyway. So far we really love it. It was perfect right out of the box. The tea is hotter. The hot plate keeps tea hotter. Used the charcoal filter. Much better favor. The carafe does not spill, like the old one did. No problem putting water in the reservoir. Heats fast. For my purposes. I only set the time. Don’t use all the extras. Not needed. Easy to use. This is far better than the DCC 1200.”


Rating given to the coffee maker is 5/5 and say:

“I read all the reviews of this and many other coffee makers before deciding this one was the best and purchasing this coffee maker. So far, it is. But it’s only been 2 or 3 weeks of using it. It doesn’t leak, it doesn’t overflow–as some of the bad reviews have said theirs did. I use the bold function because I like very strong coffee. I haven’t tested how well the coffee would come out not using the bold function because I’m happy with the coffee that comes out using the bold function. The one thing I have noticed is that if you really want 6 full cups of coffee, you have to fill the water to 6 and just about a half. Ditto for the 4 cups. Fill the water line to 4-1/2. I do wind up with a bit of coffee sediment on the bottom of the pot, but I’m not troubled by that because the last few ounces of coffee in the carafe I usually don’t want anyway.

Bottom line, this coffee maker is working very well for me. No leakage, no overflow. No getting coffee grinds all over the inside of the lid the way my previous coffee maker caused. If anything goes wrong, I’ll let you know.”

J. A. Smith

Gives 5/5 rating to the coffee maker and say:

“Bought this to replace a 5-6-year-old Krups unit with flaky electronics and a rusty hot plate. This thing runs circles around the Krups. Makes great coffee and looks nice on the counter. It does have a considerably bigger footprint though. Don’t expect to put this under a wall cabinet and have room to open the lid.

This is the first time we’ve had a gold mesh filter basket. We are using it without a paper filter and it works well and is pretty easy to clean. But you will get a little bit of “coffee sludge” at the bottom of your cup, similar to what is left behind by a French press.”







Cuisinart DCC3200 14-Cup Glass Carafe with Stainless Steel Handle Programmable Coffeemaker, Silver






This Cuisinart DCC-3200 model offers good value for money especially when it comes to price to features ratio. Gold-tone permanent filters, programmable timers and settings, fully automated and the list of good things goes on and on with only a few drawbacks. This is one of the best coffee makers on the market for a modern kitchen. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a coffee maker equipped with a cutting-edge coffee technology.