Cuisinart DCC-450 Cup w/ Stainless Carafe

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Overview

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Essential Info:
The Cuisinart 4 Cup proves that you don’t have to sacrifice features when you choose a small coffee maker.
The machine is a good example of a 4-cup coffee maker that builds in many of the popular controls usually found only on larger models. The Cuisinart 4 Cup is an economical drip maker that brews directly into an ergonomically designed stainless steel carafe. The coffee maker also comes with a 30-minute auto shut-off and the “Brew Pause” feature to let you interrupt the brewing process for up to 30 seconds to pour a cup of coffee. The machine is compact and ideal for areas where space is limited. It is available in black and white.

Controls:
For a small machine, you get a lot of control with the Cuisinart 4 Cup.
The coffee maker has a simple rocker switch with a light that indicates if the machine is on or off. Cuisinart has also included their “Brew Pause” system, which lets you interrupt the brewing process for up to 30 seconds to pour a cup of coffee. The Cuisinart 4 cup also features an auto shut-off; the machine will power down 30 minutes after the brewing cycle is complete.

Performance:
This machine completes the two main goals of small coffee machines: speed and quality. The Cuisinart 4 Cup certainly brews quickly, brewing a full 4-cup pot in approximately 5 minutes, and the showerhead design helps to brew a very flavorful cup of coffee.

Construction:
This machine proves good things can come in little packages. Housed in plastic, the 4-cup coffee maker features a stainless steel carafe. This carafe is not thermal, so you will still need to use the warming plate to keep coffee warm. The on/off switch, located on the lower left side of the machine, begins brewing and controls the hot plate. Cuisinart has also added a specially designed showerhead to achieve an even distribution of water over coffee, creating a savory brew.

Carafe:
The design of the carafe shows a lot of attention to small details. The carafe is made of brushed stainless steel and plastic. It is ergonomically designed, remarkably lightweight, and features an easy grip handle with a knuckle guard. It has a drip proof spout with a stiff plastic mesh screen guard to prevent spills when pouring. Easy to read fluid level indicators are marked on the interior and exterior of the carafe. Although the carafe is constructed of stainless steel, it is not a thermal carafe and will still need to sit on the warming plate to retain maximum heat.

Hot Plate:
The hot plate is scratch resistant with a black non-stick coating.
It is controlled by the main power switch, located on the base of the machine.

Reservoir:
The reservoir of the Cuisinart 4 Cup is deep and narrow.
It uses an easy to read fluid level indicator on the interior wall, with raised numerals. Located in the back, the reservoir can be accessed through a lid on the top of the machine.

Water Filtration:
To eliminate the chemical flavor from tap water, be sure to use bottled water when brewing because there is no water filtration device with the Cuisinart 4 Cup.

Coffee Filter:
The Cuisinart 4 Cup uses a #2 paper cone filter.

Accessories/Re-order:
5 paper cone filters and a coffee scoop are included with the Cuisinart 4 Cup. Filter re-order forms are also provided.

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Specs

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Misc Data
Manufacturer Cuisinart
Model DCC450
Specifications
Dimension - Width (Inches) 5 Stars
Dimension - Height (Inches) 10.3
Dimension - Depth (Inches) 7.5
Weight (lbs) 3
Watts 550
Volts 120
Essential Info
Brewing System Steam
Brew Under 5 Minutes Yes
Brew Time in Minutes 5 Stars
Cups Per Brew 4
Usage Home
Housing
Housing Materials Plastic
Body Materials Plastic
Power Cord Length (Inches) 41
Maintenance Wipe With Damp Cloth and Mild soap
Carafe
Type Stainless Steel
Exterior Material Stainless Steel
Interior Material Stainless Steel
Volume (Oz) 20
Drip Stop & Serve Yes
Anti-Spill Pouring Yes
Number Of Carafe's 1
Water Source
Material Plastic
Reservoir Access Top
Water Level Gauge Yes
Reservoir Yes
Controls
Type Of Control Switches Rocker
Brewing Light Yes
Auto Shut Off Yes
Warming Plate Yes
Coffee Filter
Paper Filter Included Yes
Optional Filter Gold Tone
Coffee Filter Access Top
Removable Coffee Filter Bin Yes
Filter Type #4 cone
Maintenance
Descaler Used Durgol
Paper Filter #4 cone
Gold Tone Filter Yes
Replacement Carafe DCC 400 RC (glass)
Details
Warranty (Years) 3
Country Of Manufacture China
NSF Certified No
Recommended Applications Home
Available Internationally No
Service provided
Repairs By Cuisinart
Contact Number 800-726-0190

Question & Answers

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Recent questions
barbara asked:
posted on Feb 03, 2006 07:55AM

Question by barbara h.

My 4 cup black cuisinart thermal will not process the water from the pot into the basket fillied with coffee. It gets hot-but wont flow through-
Whole Latte Love aswered:
My first recommendation would be to make sure the lid is attached to the carafe properly - the top of this lid presses up against a spring-loaded stopper in the filter holder to allow your coffee to drip through. If youÂ’ve tried this and are still experiencing a problem, I would recommend... more

John asked:
posted on Oct 23, 2005 08:24AM

Question by John B.

What are the dimensions of the Cuisinart 4 cup maker?
Whole Latte Love aswered:
The dimensions of the Cuisinart 4 Cup are 10.25"H x 5"W x 7.5"D. Information like this can be found for any of the coffee makers we carry by following the link below to our Compare-O-Matic.

Cathye asked:
posted on Sep 02, 2005 11:41AM

Question by Cathye S.

Is a wire mesh cone filter available with the Cuisinart? (I did not see it listed under Accessories).
Whole Latte Love aswered:
Although the Cuisinart 4 Cup does not come with a permanent filter in its box, you can purchase one for use with the machine directly from Cuisinart. This item can be ordered by calling them at 800-726-0190 or by following the link below to their website.

Nona asked:
posted on Aug 21, 2005 01:25PM

Question by Nona B.

is glass pot available for 4 cup cuisinart coffee maker
Whole Latte Love aswered:
Unfortunately, there is not a glass carafe available for use with this unit. If youÂ’re looking for a machine with a glass carafe that has the ability to brew 4 cups at a time, I would recommend taking a look at the Cuisinart Filter Brew or the Krups FME1. Although neither is quite as small as the... more

Betty asked:
posted on Aug 13, 2005 04:14AM

Question by Betty H.

This is a GREAT little coffee maker. How do I clean the stainless steel coffee pot?
Whole Latte Love aswered:
You should be able to clean the carafe with soap and water, but if you find that it needs something a little heavier-duty, I would recommend Urnex Cleancaf. Just mix a teaspoon of this powder with a carafe-full of hot water, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then rinse it out with fresh water.... more