Modern brewing technology with a retro design and stainless steel finish let Cuisinart’s Brew Central coffee maker blend with vintage kitchens and ones equipped with fashionable stainless modern appliances, too. The Brew Central makes up to twelve 5-ounce cups of coffee, with two settings for serving either one to four coffee drinkers or five to twelve–just the right amount of joe for a small gathering or a thermos-size day’s supply for the whole crew.
The Brew Central lets you go from pillow to pot with a digital clock/timer that programs for automatic “wake-up” coffee, setting up to 24 hours in advance. The coffee maker can also be set to turn off automatically up to four hours in advance. If you can’t wait for the brewing to finish, removing the glass carafe from the warming plate automatically pauses the brewing process for a quick pour. The hotplate temperature adjusts for hot, steamy sipping coffee with newspaper in hand, or for cup just warm enough for a swift swill on the way to work.
Cuisinart also equipped this coffee maker with a swing-out basket, so you don’t have to pull the whole unit out from under the kitchen cabinet to pour in the grounds. A charcoal water filter ensures optimal taste, and a permanent Gold Tone filter eliminates messy paper filters. An indicator-light shows when decalcification is needed for years of reliable use. The coffeemaker measures 14-1/4 inches high, 8 inches wide, and 10-3/4 inches deep (including carafe handle).Strikingly retro in brushed stainless-steel with black-plastic accents, this 12-cup coffeemaker includes Cuisinart’s best brewing technology and premium features for ease and flexibility. The digital clock/timer is programmable for automatically brewing “wake-up” coffee at a selected time and for turning off the warming plate up to four hours in advance. Removing the glass carafe from the warming plate automatically pauses the brewing process for a quick pour, and the warming plate’s temperature can be adjusted. For maximum flavor, the machine can be set to brew one to four 5-ounce cups or five to twelve cups, and it includes a charcoal water filter. For convenience, a permanent Gold Tone filter eliminates messy paper filters and an indicator-light shows when decalcification is needed. The coffeemaker measures 14-1/4 inches high, 8 inches wide, and 10-3/4 inches deep (including carafe handle) and carries a three-year warranty against defects. –Fred Brack
Editor’s note: This is a reconditioned small appliance. Reconditioned generally means that the appliance has been returned to the manufacturer, so it may contain cosmetic blemishes. This item has a 90-day warranty.
- Retro-style, brushed stainless-steel coffeemaker brews 12 5-ounce cups
- 24-hour clock/timer for wake-up coffee; brew-pause; programmable shut-off
- 1-to-4- or 5-to-12-cup brewing options provide maximum flavor
- Charcoal water filter; decalcification indicator; heat-adjustable warming plate
- Measures 14-1/4 by 8 by 10-3/4 inches
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