Cuisinart Brew Central Coffee Maker Review
The “Brew Pause” feature is my favorite feature of the Cuisinart coffee maker. when you remove the carafe before brewing is finished, it will pause brewing so it doesn’t spill hot coffee all over the counter. Brew Pause is handy when you don’t want to wait for it to finish brewing.
I also love the self-clean cycle. A red light on the front of the coffee maker flashes when it’s time to de-calcify the tank. You press and hold the self-clean button, pour diluted vinegar into the back of the coffee maker and turn the coffee maker on, followed by a pot of cold water. I live in an area with extremely hard water and sometimes have to run the auto-clean cycle on the coffee maker multiple times, but it does a good job. The Brew Central also comes with a charcoal water filter that resides in the tank to help remove extra calcium and other impurities from the water.
The Cuisinart Brew Central coffee maker safety features include an ergonomic handle, a no-drip spout, a knuckle guard to keep you from burning your hand while you pour and BPA-Free plastic on any surface that comes into contact with the coffee. The no-drip spout has never dripped while I was pouring coffee, but it does sometimes drip when I am trying to pour water into the back of the tank.
The carafe is easy to replace as well. We have broken ours and easily found a replacement for it.