Cuisinart 4 Cup w/Stainless-Steel Carafe Coffeemaker, Black

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About this item Please refer to user guide or user manual or user guide (provided below in PDF) before first use 4-Cup Stainless-steel carafe with dripless pour spout, and knuckle guard Brew-pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished 30 minute automatic shutoff and convenient ON indicator light Includes: instruction booklet Product Built to North American Electrical Standards


From the manufacturer

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Model # DCC-450BK DCC-1120BK DCC-3200P1 DCC-3400P1 DCC-T20
Carafe 4-Cup Stainless Steel 12-Cup Glass 14-Cup Glass 12-Cup Thermal 14-Cup Glass
Cup Settings 1-4 Cups 1-4 Cups 1-4 Cups 1-4 Cups
Gold Tone Filter

Auto-Off 30-Minute

0-4 Hours 0-4 Hours 0-4 Hours
Clean Function

Brew Pause

Controls Push Button Push Button/Dial Push Button Push Button Touchscreen





4 Cups



Product Dimensions

10 x 8 x 5.25 inches

Coffee Maker Type

Drip Coffee Machine


Stainless Steel

Filter Type


Specific Uses For Product


Item Weight

3.25 pounds

Included Components

Coffeemaker, Carafe


550 watts



Model Name

4 Cup Coffeemaker w/ Stainless-Steel Carafe

Number of Items


Package Type

Standard Packaging

Unit Count

4.0 Count





Item model number


Customer Reviews

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Best Sellers Rank

#9,259 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen) #33 in Coffee Machines

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

May 5, 2003

10 отзывов на Cuisinart 4 Cup w/Stainless-Steel Carafe Coffeemaker, Black

  1. Tom

    This costs quite a bit more than the basic Mr Coffee unit which we bought in the past but we were tired of the Mr Coffee unit dying after about a year. Our last one started leaking and the previous one shorted out. Time will tell if this is a better unit but it is noticeably more solid than Mr Coffee. So far we love it but I wish there was a way to tell when it’s done percolating (other than listening for the drips to stop).

  2. Walker75

    The Cuisinart DCC-450BK 4-Cup Coffeemaker makes a good cup of coffee. It is simple to use. Just put a #2 cone filter in the basket, add in the desired amount of coffee and pour in the desired amount of water. This is advertised as a 4 cup coffee maker….that is four 5 ounce cups, even though a «cup» is actually 8 ounces. The water tank holds about 23 to 24 ounces of water, so if you are careful, you can probably get about 22 to 23 ounces of coffee, taking into consideration the coffee grounds and filter will retain some of the water. I am satisfied with the amount of coffee this makes.The manual states that all plastic parts that come into contact with water are BPA free. The coffee pot itself is stainless steel with plastic.If you are hearing impaired, this coffee maker could be frustrating. There is nothing to indicate the coffee maker has finished brewing, no light, no beeping, no signal. The stainless steel pot is just that….stainless steel. You cannot see how much coffee is in the pot. The only way to tell if it has finished brewing is to listen to it. When it stops huffing and puffing, and the trickling noise has stopped, it has finished brewing. Or, just wait about 10 minutes after pressing the start button. For the impatient folks, the pot can be removed in the middle of brewing to get a cup of coffee. This really isn’t a good idea because it affects the coffee flavor. The early part of the brewing will likely be stronger and the later part of the brewing will be weaker. If one waits until brewing is completely finished, the flavor will be more even.The heating plate automatically shuts off after 30 minutes. This may be too short for some people to finish 4 cups. A lot of the time I’m pouring the hot coffee into a thermal mug so this isn’t a big deal. On the days when I’m relaxing, I may discover the warming plate has shut off and the coffee is cooling down. On the bright side, the coffee doesn’t get «cooked» on the warming plate.There is no clock on this coffee maker; that was clear to me before I purchased it. I don’t need a clock. If I know I’ll be in a rush in the morning, I’ll set the coffee maker up the night before with water and coffee. In the morning, I’ll just turn it on, then go get dressed. By the time I’m dressed, I have hot coffee. If you really want a timer, use a heavy duty appliance timer and plug the coffee maker into that….or buy a different small coffee maker with a clock, but then you won’t get the good coffee this machine makes.The coffee pot doesn’t drip when pouring. I think this is the first coffee maker I have owned that didn’t drip during or after pouring. Cleaning is easy. Cuisinart recommends washing in warm sudsy water after each use and dry….like who really has the time to do that every day. I’ll rinse the basket, pot and lid under warm running water and let it air dry. When I have time, I’ll wash everything. So far, no issues doing this. Getting all of the water out of the pot is a bit of a challenge. The lip inside the pot doesn’t let all of the water pour out, even if it is completely upside down. I have found shaking it over the sink works to get most of the water out, then I let it air dry. I don’t care about water spots, but I haven’t gotten any yet. I suspect I will after several months, but that doesn’t bother me.Cuisinart customer service told me the water heats up to the 195 to 205 range. I suspect it does. Immediately after brewing, the coffee in the pot is 185 degrees, and this was starting with cold filtered tap water in the water tank. There will be temperature loss as the water goes through the coffee grounds and into the pot. What is important is the temperature the water gets to before it hits the coffee grounds….this I haven’t figured out how to safely measure. Whatever, it makes good coffee.

  3. SHC

    This is hands-down the BEST 4-cup coffee-maker I’ve ever owned — and believe me, I’ve gone through more than my fair share of them! I can only surmise that most people who’ve rated it less than 5 stars are not that experienced with such smaller brewers.The base unit’s lid is exceptionally well designed, such that it discourages the consumer from opening it up during the brewing cycle and thus scalding yourself from the hot steam. The carafe’s lid is equally well designed… better than any other 4-cup model I’ve ever owned. Some people have complained that when pouring from it the coffee «dribbles all over the place» but that is because ALL 4-cup coffee-makers’ carafe lids are designed to require a slow pour… but this one is better designed than others, actually allowing a slightly FASTER pour without the dribbling.Although some people have claimed that the stainless steel carafe imparts a «metallic» taste to the coffee, this is simply not true. The *perception* of such a taste is honestly purely «psychological.» Nevertheless, everyone’s certainly entitled to their own personal preferences so if you really BELIEVE that a stainless steel carafe somehow inexplicably imparts a «metallic» taste to coffee by all means do not purchase this model. But I can assure you it just isn’t true, and this stainless steel carafe will never break so you will no longer find yourself having to replace it due to breakage (like everyone who had bought the cheaper «Kitchen Gourmet» brand from Walgreens — before they had to pull them from the market — has had to).What IS true is that this brewer makes a VERY good cup of coffee. It uses cone-shaped filters, which consistently brew coffee more thoroughly than do flat-bottomed basket filters. And whereas most coffee-makers — even smaller ones such as this one — often tend to deposit their hot water over the grounds in a manner that is uneven and does not thoroughly extract all of the coffee’s flavor without having to open up the brewer’s lid and redistribute the grounds during mid-cycle, THIS coffee-maker gets it «right» — even when brewing only 2 cups (that’s 2 «European»-size cups by the way, not the larger «American» cup size) — so there is NO NEED to redistribute the grounds mid-cycle.While some buyers have stated that they thought this coffee-maker produces coffee that is not hot enough, upon deeper investigation I’ve determined that this may *seem* so to them because its 30-minute warming plate auto shutoff feature ACTUALLY WORKS! The fact of the matter is that ALL such coffee-makers supposedly have a 30-minute auto shutoff of their warming plate, but in the cheaper brands/models this feature more often than not DOES NOT WORK — resulting in over-heated coffee evaporating, drying and getting caked onto the inside bottom of the carafe, and potentially causing a fire hazard. The 30-minute auto shutoff on THIS model, however, ACTUALLY WORKS! So people who are not used to this feature actually WORKING will find that 45 mins. to an hour after the brewing is complete the coffee in the carafe is indeed cooler than proper serving temperature. In fact, if you try actually touching the stainless steel carafe within 30 mins. of completion of the brewing cycle you will find that it is VERY hot… the design of the plastic handle will PREVENT you from accidentally burning your knuckles when you go to pick it up and pour the coffee — again, an excellent and well-thought out design.The instructions that come with this model instruct the user to always use high quality, freshly ground coffee, and encourage you to grind your own in SMALL BATCHES. HEED THIS ADVICE. This coffee-maker does SUCH a good job of extracting the grounds’ flavor that it will AMPLIFY any «off» taste of poor beans or stale ground coffee… as any really GOOD coffee-maker will. It comes with the proper-sized («European,» like Gevalia’s) coffee measure… USE it; if you use an «American» sized one you will probably wind up with coffee that is too strong.If you are a true coffee connoisseur, love coffee that is brewed to *true* perfection, and looking for a 4-cup model that for all practical purposes will last virtually forever with minimal care, THIS IS THE ONE TO BUY. Any price under $25-$30 is a good buy; I bought mine from 6th Avenue Electronics via Amazon for $23 with free shipping — an *exceptionally* good price — but 6th Ave is now completely sold out of the model and I suspect that it may be harder and harder to find it as time goes on so if you can get one BUY IT NOW before it’s too late; you will NOT regret it. I rate it 5 STARS.P.S. Like most «4-cup» coffeemakers these days, it ACTUALLY has a 5-cup capacity: If you fill its water tank up to the very bottom edge of its «emergency» water overflow hole in the upper back of the unit — and of course put an additional coffee-measure’s worth of coffee in the filter basket — you’ll get that fifth cup (which the carafe can accommodate without overflowing once the brew cycle has completed).

  4. Giovanni Montalvo

    My wife and I really like this coffee maker because we take it with us when we travel. Its compact and very easy to use. The coffee tastes tastes pretty good too!

  5. KenCrawford at Southern Heat Creations

    My Dad likes small coffee makers, but he basically just buys junk over and over.So I wanted him to have a decent maker with a metal pot.He loves coffee, but he only drinks Folgers, so no point in buying him a Ninja or a Bunn.This, along with the smile on his face, was well worth the purchase.

  6. John G

    My Kitchenaid 4-cup finally went after many years of service. I purchased this coffee maker and over all I like it. I like the non-breakable aluminium carafe. The only issue I have with the carafe is that you can’t get all the coffee completely out, since there is this black plastic rim around the top, which does a good job of holding the top lid on, but always leaves some small amount of coffee behind. Even when you wash the carafe and place it in the dish drain, hours later, when you turn it right side up to place it back in its position, water that was left along the plastic rim, drips to the bottom of the carafe. It’s not a big thing, but I always like things to be completely dry after cleaning. This prevents bacteria. Otherwise, it’s a real nice small 4-Cup coffee maker.

  7. James FarleyJames Farley

    The picture is of my little Cuisinart that finally died after 16 years and four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The best and most faithful coffee maker I have ever owned. It brews hot coffee expeditiously and expeditionarily. The metal carafe is the best. I would have broken a glass carafe on multiple occasions. I am sad to have to retire the vet, but I am glad that there is a Cuisinart clone ready to take its place. This new one will probably last me the rest of my life since I am no longer deploying to unusually unpleasant places and will probably soon rust out as badly as the warming plate on the old vet.

  8. H. Perkins

    I replaced my awesome 10 cup coffeemaker with this little champ. My goal was to downsize my kitchen and waste a little less coffee. I also don’t need a coffeemaker that basically has a built-in computer. I love being able to set it up, push a button and coffee comes out.I ordered a gold-tone reusable filter with this. When the coffeemaker arrived, I followed the instructions and ran a vinegar cycle, followed by two plain water cycles, and was good to go. I have to say, after a couple of weeks with this coffeemaker, I am really happy.High points:- Easy to setup- Easy to clean and maintain- Just the right amount of coffee for one or two people- Coffee tastes GREAT.Low points:- None.This isn’t news to most coffee fans out there, but in reality a «4 cup» coffeemaker makes two normal cups of coffee. So know that going in.I am REALLY happy I made the leap. I was looking at other machines the cost $89-$149, but very happy I took a chance on this inexpensive machine.

  9. Keith B.

    I like the fact of small & not taking much space. Usually, these small pots don’t really produce a good cup of Joe. This is the best. This is the best small pot I have ever used. Top honors go to this pot. I like it a lot! ?.

  10. Amazon Customer

    It is so nice to make two cups of coffee for my breakfast.

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