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Cuisinart DCC-450 Cup w/ Stainless Carafe

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


Misc Data
Manufacturer: Cuisinart
Model: DCC450
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 Materials: Plastic
Body Materials: Plastic
Power Cord Length (Inches): 41
Maintenance: Wipe With Damp Cloth and Mild soap
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
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
Descaler Used: Durgol
Paper Filter: #4 cone
Gold Tone Filter: Yes
Replacement Carafe: DCC 400 RC (glass)
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


BOB asked:


Answer by Sanfam:

While I've searched fairly far and wide, I can't seem to find any information identifying a variant that uses 12VDC.  The only model we seem to stock is the 120VAC 4-cup brewer.   


barbara asked:

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-

Answer by Whole Latte Love:

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 you’ve tried this and are still experiencing a problem, I would recommend contacting Cuisinart directly for further assistance. They can be reached by phone at 800-726-0190.

John asked:

What are the dimensions of the Cuisinart 4 cup maker?

Answer by Whole Latte Love:

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:

Is a wire mesh cone filter available with the Cuisinart? (I did not see it listed under Accessories).

Answer by Whole Latte Love:

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:

is glass pot available for 4 cup cuisinart coffee maker

Answer by Whole Latte Love:

Unfortunately, there is not a glass carafe available for use with this unit. If you’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 Cuisinart 4 cup, they aren’t too much larger and both will afford you the ability to brew as few cups as you’d like. To learn more about these machines, follow the links below. You can also compare them side-by-side when you click on the link to our Compare-O-Matic.

Betty asked:

This is a GREAT little coffee maker. How do I clean the stainless steel coffee pot?

Answer by Whole Latte Love:

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. It’ll be as good as new in no time. Urnex Cleancaf can be purchased directly from us by either following the link below to place your order online or by calling us at 888-411-5282 to order over the phone.


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