1. Cuisinart DCC-1100BK
Lots of features at a great price
Cup capacity: 12 cups | Size: 14.2 x 8 x 8 inches | Features: Programmable, permanent filter, adjustable automatic off (up to 4 hours), clean alert and cycle, charcoal water filter
If you’re looking for the best value from the brand, this 12-cup model is the one to choose. In spite of its relatively low price, the Cuisinart DCC-1100BK is attractive and offers the same basic perks as the more expensive models. It’s programmable, so you can set it to have the coffee ready the minute you wake up or walk into the house.
With this machine, you get both a reusable coffee filter to save you the bother and expense of buying paper ones and a water filter to improve the taste of tap water. A light comes on to let you know when the DCC-1100BK needs an internal cleaning. Our only gripe is that it can be difficult to fill the tank with water without splashing. It’s available in black or white, as well as in a smaller, 10-cup model.