Cuisinart DCC-3200: Innovative and sleek

By: Cristina | Last updated March 11, 2019
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There a lot of things that separate a good coffee maker from one that is mediocre, but the two things that matter the most are taste and ease of use. After all, coffees are crucial for a person to be functioning, may it be for the morning, lunch, or just when you need that extra boost of caffeine going (not to mention, for the sake of its taste!).

Because of this, we must look for a coffee maker that has both and more. Cuisinart DCC-3200 takes the cake with what you may be looking for.

Taste

Cuisinart DCC-3200 can produce up to 14 cups, with 2 cups filling one mug. Even with repeated uses, the flavour of your coffee will not be affected. Do not worry about the burnt taste, which is often seen in brands that are cheaper.

Want your coffee to be strong? No worries, as the coffee machine gives you an option to make either a regular or a bold-tasting coffee, whichever suits your day better. This is especially good for those who make coffee for the flavour instead of the caffeine it sends through you.

Cuisinart DCC-3200 also lets you use either a paper filter or a golden filter. Neither change the taste, however, the former requires to be disposed to avoid making the coffee become too bitter.

If you’re worried about the cleanliness of your machine affecting the taste of your coffee, the machine solves this by having a self-cleaning function. You won’t have to dismantle parts or insert cloths just to clean them, which makes it convenient for the person who is on-the-go. It also has a 24-hour programmability, which means that it can clean itself all throughout the day without physical supervision. The coffee machine will signal you with a light that will tell you if it needs cleaning.

Ease of use

Recently, there has been a trend with coffee machine manufacturers wherein they choose to integrate overly complex buttons that are hard to understand. Sure, it can adjust your coffee up to its specifics, but for those who want to use it for office or home purposes, the barista controls aren’t much of a help. In fact, they can even sometimes be a bad thing as the taste may change if the wrong controls will be chosen.

Cuisinart DCC-3200 strays away from such issues. It is built for those who simply want a cup of coffee, either regular or bold. Its back-lit buttons are easy to understand and few, meaning that a short series of taps here and there may give you the result with little fuss.

Features

Just because the design aims for simplicity doesn’t mean that it won’t have any more functions compared to a low-end coffee maker.

  1. Reliable heating technology

Cuisinart DCC-3200 prides itself to have a heating technology that will allow the coffee to remain for a long time without its quality being damaged in the long run. This is often a complaint against low-end products that often have a burnt/plastic-y taste to them when left for a long time hot

  1. Adaptable program settings

The machine has a 24-hours ahead prepare function, which is as great as it sounds.

  1. You can set the amount of coffee

The maximum that the machine can make is about 14 cups of coffee, but you can adjust it make less. Perfect for those who just want a quick cup.

  1. Automatic shut off

The machine also allows you to shut down itself after creating your coffee, which is a big energy cost reduction.

With all of these functions, the machine truly separates itself from others who are in the same price range as the Cuisinart.

Design

The machine focuses on a minimalist, industrial design without many additional touches.

Cons

Cuisinart DCC-3200 struggles a bit with its carafe compatibility, as it forces users to use its plastic carafe. This may be a nuisance for those who prefer metallic ones, which are more durable and heat-secure. It’s also a bit steamier compared to other brands. This might make you want avoid putting it in enclosed areas.

Overall impression

Overall, Cuisinart DCC-3200 is one of the best coffee machines for those who are still beginners in buying them. It is very user-friendly, easy to use, and convenient. It also has very basic options for those who just want a quick and tasty cup of coffee. Put the machine among your top choices if you’re just starting to use coffee machines.

By: Cristina | Last updated March 11, 2019