Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup Programmable Coffeemaker DCC-1200 Instruction Manual

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This PDF instruction manual is for the Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-cup Programmable Coffeemaker.

Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup Programmable Coffeemaker DCC-1200 Series

Model: DCC-1200 Color: Stainless Steel
Model: DCC-1200BCH Color: Brushed Chrome
Model: DCC-1200BKS Color: Black/Stainless
Model: DCC-1200BKSP1 Color: Black/Stainless
Model: DCC-1200BW Color: Black
Model: DCC-1200CP Color: Copper
Model: DCC-1200MP Color: Magenta
Model: DCC-1200MR Color: Red
Model: DCC-1200MRP1 Color: Red
Model: DCC-1200P1 Color: Stainless Steel
Model: DCC-1200W Color: White/Stainless

The Cuisinart Brew Central™ 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker makes a bold statement in any kitchen with a brushed metal finish and elegant tech-industrial design. Programmable from start to finish, with a variable heater plate for temperature control, the Brew Central™ 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker delivers on every front. With a convenient dripless carafe spout, Brew Pause™ feature, and alert for when it is time to decalcify, Cuisinart makes great tasting coffee convenient for your busy lifestyle.

– Classic stainless design 12 cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard
– Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished
– Adjustable keep-warm temperature control 24 hour brew programming
– Time-to-clean monitor with indicator light
– Programmable automatic shutoff 0-4 hours 1 to 4 cup feature
– Cord storage
– Charcoal water filter (removes impurities)
– Gold tone filter and measuring scoop #4 paper coffee starter kit
– BPA Free

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(PDF) INSTRUCTION MANUAL in English (EN) and Español (ES) languages.



SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS. This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).

Clogging and backing up of water and/or coffee in the filter basket can occur under any or a combination of any of the following conditions: The use of too finely ground coffee, using two or more paper filters, using the gold tone filter in conjunction with a paper filter or not properly cleaning coffee grounds from the gold tone filter, or allowing coffee grounds to spill over the filter.
Never open the top cover during the brewing cycle, even if no water is draining from the filter basket, since extremely hot water/coffee can spill out from the filter basket and cause injury. If water/coffee is not draining from the filter basket during the brewing cycle, unplug the unit and wait 10 minutes before opening the top cover and checking the filter basket.


Cuisinart introduces a coffeemaker with retro styling and the latest high tech features, making it the centerpiece of any kitchen. The Cuisinart® Brew Central® Coffeemaker is reminiscent of the days of classic styling and durable materials. This coffeemaker even includes a charcoal water filter. The water filter ensures great tasting coffee by removing all of the impurities from the water. The Brew Central® Coffeemaker also comes with advanced features such as a programmable digital clock with 24-hour advanced-brew setting, an automatic shutoff, a self-cleaning function, and an audible beep that signals the end of the brew cycle, which makes brewing the best tasting coffee easy.

It is generally agreed that there are four basic elements critical to the perfect cup:
Element 1: Water.
Coffee is 98% water. Often overlooked, the quality of the water is as important as the quality of the coffee. A good rule of thumb is that if your water doesn’t taste good from the tap, it won’t taste any better in your coffee. That’s why Cuisinart has added a water filter to the Brew Central® Coffeemaker. The charcoal water filter removes chlorine, calcium, bad tastes and odors, for the purest cup of coffee every time.
Element 2: Coffee.
While the bulk of the liquid is water, all of the flavor should be from the coffee. To achieve the same great quality cup of coffee you receive at a coffee bar, you need to use the same quality beans. If you choose to grind your own beans, buy the beans fresh and whole, only about a two week supply at a time for maximum freshness. Once the coffee bean is broken, its fl avor degrades very quickly. If it is not practical to buy small supplies, we recommend you separate larger amounts of beans into one to two week portions immediately after purchasing, and freeze them in airtight containers. The best way to maximize freshness is to minimize exposure to air, light and moisture. So, once removed from the freezer, beans should be maintained in a sealed container at room temperature, since damaging condensation occurs every time the beans are removed from the freezer or refrigerator. Note that some coffee experts advise against freezing dark-roast beans because this can cause the oils to coagulate, while other experts disagree. We suggest you experiment and decide for yourself.
Element 3: Grind.
The grind is critical for proper flavor extraction. If the grind is too fine, over extraction and bitterness will result. Too fine a grind may also clog your filter. If grind is too coarse, the water will pass through too quickly and the desired flavors will not be extracted. We recommend a medium-fine grind.
Element 4: Proportion.
The cups on the Cuisinart® coffeemaker are 5 ounces. Add the amount of ground coffee that corresponds to the number of cups being brewed. We recommend using 1 tablespoon of ground coffee per cup, but use more or less to suit your taste.
NOTE: The maximum capacity for ground coffee is 15 tablespoons for this 12-cup (60 oz.) coffeemaker. Exceeding this amount may cause overflow if the coffee is too finely ground.

1. Reservoir Cover. Flips back for easy filling.
2. Water Reservoir.
3. Showerhead . Distributes water evenly over coffee, reducing temperature loss as water passes through grounds.
4. Water Filter. Charcoal water fi lter eliminates chlorine, calcium and bad tastes and odors from tap water.
5. Filter Basket. Holds a #4 paper filter or a permanent filter.
6. Filter Basket Holder
7. LCD Digital Clock. Displays time of day and set time for automatic functions.
8. Hour and Minute Buttons. Used to set time of day and automatic functions.
9. Function Knob and Flip Switch. Used to initiate programming of automatic functions.
a. Heater Plate Control Knob. For controlling the temperature of the coffee after brewing. There are three temperature settings.
b. 1-4 Cup Setting. For brewing smaller pots of coffee. It provides double heating of the water, so coffee is piping hot.
c. Self-Clean Setting. Tells you when it’s time to clean your coffeemaker. Remove built-up calcification from the water reservoir, to help extend the life of your coffeemaker.
10. Brew Pause™. Stops flow of coffee from basket when carafe is removed (30 seconds maximum) from the heater plate, so a cup can be poured in mid-brew. Since the extraction rate varies during the brew cycle, we recommend allowing the brewing cycle to finish before pouring the coffee.
11. Ready Tone. Signals the end of the brew cycle with five beeps.
12. Carafe. The easy pour, no drip carafe has an ergonomic handle and brewed coffee markings for two to twelve cups.
13. Heating Plate. Scratch-resistant with black, nonstick coating.
14. BPA Free. All materials that come in contact with coffee or water are BPA free.

1. Clock Display. Displays time of day and auto on and off times.
2. Function Knob. For setting time of day, and auto on and auto off times.
a. Auto On. The Auto On feature is used to program the start time of the brew cycle. The auto on time can be set for any time, day or night. “PM” is displayed on the LCD for nighttime program times.
b. Auto Off. The Auto Off feature is used to shut off the coffeemaker at a preset time, anywhere from 0 to 4 hours.
c. Program Set. The Program Set function is used to set the time for the Auto On function.
d. Brew. The Brew function is used to start the brew cycle directly.
e. Clock Set. Used to program the time of day.
f. Audible Tone. The Brew Central® Coffeemaker is equipped with an audible tone which will sound 5 times when the coffee has completed brewing (coffee will continue to stream from the fi lter for a few seconds after tone).
3. Flip Switch. Retro-style fl ip switch is used to turn your coffeemaker on and off and works in tandem with the function knob.
4. Heater Plate Control Knob. For controlling the temperature of the coffee after brewing. It has high, medium and low settings.
5. Hour and Minute Buttons. For use in setting hour and minute for time of day, auto on time, and auto off time.
6. On and Auto On Indicator Lights
7. Self Clean Setting. Used for removing calcium buildup.
8. 1-4 Cup Setting. For brewing smaller pots of coffee – it provides double heating of the water, so coffee is piping hot.

– How to use Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-cup programmable coffeemaker
– How to brew coffee
– How to turn the coffeemaker off
– How to program the coffeemaker to shut off automatically
– Programming your coffeemaker for delayed brew time
– How to set the time
– How to program the Auto On
– How to reactivate the auto-on feature to start brew cycle at the same time another day
– How to program the Variable Auto Off

– How to descale (decalcify) your Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12-cup programmable coffeemaker
– How frequent should I descale (decalcify) the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12-cup programmable coffeemaker

– When you should run self cleaning?
– How to start Self Clean function.
– Can I use vinegar for cleaning Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 coffeemaker

The 1-4 cup setting button is used when you make small amounts of coffee. Normal coffeemakers will produce a colder batch of coffee when smaller amounts are made, because the heater doesn’t have enough time to properly warm up to heat a small amount.
– How to use 1-4 cup setting

The knob on the right of the control panel is the heater plate control setting for after brewing temperature. You can choose one of three heat settings to keep your coffee warm: low, medium, or high.

Before you make the fi rst pot of coffee in your new Cuisinart® Brew Central® Coffeemaker, we recommend operating the coffeemaker once using only water and a paper filter. This will remove any dust or residues that remain in the system from the manufacturing process.
How to make Coffee (simple steps):
1. Insert the Water Filter
2. Fill the water reservoir
3. Add the ground coffee
The maximum capacity for ground coffee is 15 tablespoons for this 12-cup coffeemaker. Exceeding this amount may cause overflow if the coffee is too finely ground.
4. Power unit
5. During and after brewing

– How frequently it is recommended should I change water filter in my coffeemaker.

– How to clean Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 coffeemaker
– How to clean filter basket? Is it dishwasher safe?
– How to clean carafe and carafe lid? Are they dishwasher safe?
– How to clean clean coffeemaker’s base


– Setup and Use
– Programming

This instruction manual is a great way to learn how to use and take care of your appliance, and it can answer most of your questions.

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