Cuisinart Brew Central DCC 2650 : Review 2016

The stiff competition among coffee making machine manufacturers has been heating up steadily over the past decade. The Cuisinart Brew Central DCC 2650 is a result of such competition. Modern coffee makers are now being designed to offer convenience and fast coffee brewing. Today’s coffee maker is a smart machine which will prepare your favorite brew without supervision, thanks to programmable settings. Many come equipped with a number of useful features that make them easy to use, clean and maintain.

Glance on Cuisinart Brew Central DCC 2650

Cuisinart Brew Central DCC 2650If you’re looking for a new coffee making machine that’s easily programmable to brew coffee without requiring you to hang around until the brewing process is done, the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC 2650 is worth considering. The brand Cuisinart is known for quality drip coffee makers. This coffee maker is also sometimes known as Cuisinart Extreme Brew as ‘Extreme Brew’ is one of the feature that makes this machine extremely popular. This coffee making machine comes in some large built form and includes several features that make it a good investment for a small family.

Features and specifications

  • 12 cup carafe with drip free pour spout and comfortable handle
  • Extreme brew feature delivers coffee up to 25% faster
  • 24 hour programmability, self clean, auto shut-off and 1 to 4 cup setting
  • Adjustable temperature controlled heater plate keeps coffee hot in carafe at your preferred temperature
  • Brew pause feature
  • Stainless Steel Body (which is pllastic in case of it’s brother Cuisinart DCC 3200)
  • 60 second reset recalls settings and position in brewing process in case of power outage
  • Gold tone filter and charcoal water filter
  • Measures 18 X 15.8 X 14.2 inches
  • Weighs 12 pounds

Up to 12 cups of your favorite brew

Cuisinart Extreme Brew Carafe

If you have a small family or run a small office where coffee is the preferred beverage, a high capacity coffee maker is a must have. How about a coffee making machine that will brew up to 12 cups of coffee at a go? The Cuisinart Brew Central DCC 2650 comes with a glass carafe that has a capacity of up to 12 cups. This coffee making machine has the Extreme Brew Feature which cuts down the brewing time by up to 25% compared to competing units.

Have control over the brew strength

Every coffee lover has his or her specific demands as far as the flavor and aroma of their favorite brew goes. Anything different isn’t truly well brewed coffee. If the coffee brew strength is something you’ll fuss about, the Cuisinart Brew Central has you covered. It features a Brew Strength Control system which allows you to choose between regular and bold coffee. In addition, it comes with a Brew Pause Feature which allows you to stop the brewing process and pour out a cup of coffee before continuing with the brewing. This feature comes in handy if you don’t want your coffee too strong or, don’t want to wait until the brewing process is complete.

Hot coffee anytime you need it

Cuisinart Extreme Brew 2650

What if you could get a fresh cup of coffee every time you wake up or step out of the shower each morning? First of all, the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC 2650 coffee machine is fully programmable. You can easily set this coffee maker to start the brewing process any time within the 24 hour clock. Secondly, it also comes with a 0 to 4 hour auto shut off feature which ensures that the unit is turned off every time it’s not in use. Glass carafes aren’t the best at keeping coffee hot. So the DCC 2650 compensates for this by including a heating plate with three temperature settings. This heater plate ensures that any coffee inside the carafe remains hot.

If the coffee brewing process is interrupted by a power outage or, if you use the brew pause feature, this coffee maker is smart enough to resume the brewing process from the point of interruption. This way, you’ll always be sure of getting consistent results every time you brew.

Easy to use, clean and maintain

Cuisinart Brew Central Water Reservoir

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The different automation settings are only an example of how easy this coffee maker is to use. It has an easy to fill water reservoir which has a see through window on the side for quick glance. The glass carafe has a drip free pour spout which prevents spills when serving your coffee. The carafe also comes with a comfortable handle and knuckle guard which protects your hands from coming into contact with the glass carafe especially when it contains hot coffee.

One of the major coffee machine maintenance issues you’ll come across is prevention of limescale and impurities buildup within the unit. The Cuisinart Brew Central DCC 2650 has a self clean feature. Such a feature is mostly absent in economical coffee makers. This feature allows the unit to get rid of impurities found in water and also clean limescale which might have built up inside the unit. And to achieve this, the DCC 2650 makes use of charcoal water filters. You’re also provided with the Urnex Dezcal Home Activated Coffee/Espresso Descaler which helps to get rid of limescale.

Pros

  • Fully programmable coffee maker enables you to set the time when it should start brewing
  • 0 to 4 hour auto shut off turns the unit off when not in use
  • Keeps coffee inside carafe hot thanks to built in heater plate
  • Brew up to 12 cups of coffee at once
  • You can easily control the coffee brew strength
  • You can pause the brewing process, pour out a cup of coffee and then resume brewing
  • Self clean feature de-scales and cleans internal parts

Cons

  • This coffee making machine is quite large for a countertop and takes up a lot of space
  • It requires some patience to learn how to use some of the features

Conclusion about the Cuisinart Extreme Brew 2650

Coffee makers have evolved from machines that required 100% human input to smart units that can handle up to 95% of the brewing process. The Cuisinart Brew Central is one of these new modern units that allows you to sit back while it does the brewing. Furthermore, it comes with an assortment of useful features that allow you to automate brewing, choose brew strength, ensure that your coffee remains hot and, minimize maintenance costs. This coffee maker is also included in our Top Drip Coffee Maker Picks.

Compared to simpler machines, the Cuisinart Extreme Brew DCC 2650 is bulkier and might need a few days to learn. However, once you’ve known how to program it to suit your brewing needs, you’ll be assured of rich coffee brews every morning. Overall, this coffee making machine is worth investing in.


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Cuisinart DCC-2650 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker


Features: 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard, Fully automatic with 24-hour programmability, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting and adjustable auto-shutoff (0-4 hours), Adjustable carafe temperature control with high, medium & low settings, Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing is completed, Gold tone commercial style permanent filter, Charcoal water filter (removes impurities)

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Hi guys, my name is Amit Ahuja and I am writing about coffee from since 2012. The love for coffee and gadgets bought me here to write about coffee makers, coffee grinders or any coffee gadget.

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