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Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Review


Brief Description of Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Get ready for your Cuisinart DCC-3000 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker once and enjoy freshly brewed cups anytime during the day! This remarkable carafe-free Coffeemaker uses unique Coffee on Demand technology to make cup by cup, ensuring fresh hot coffee is always at your hand. With the added feature like a water reservoir, Coffee Gauge counting down cups remaining, 24-hour programmability, and adjustable auto shutoff, fresh coffee has never been so easy!


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Coffee Without the Carafe!

Cuisinart DCC-3000 lets you have your coffee whenever you want! The machine dispenses a single cup at a time with an easy to use actuator. It can hold up to 12 cups of coffee in the double-wall coffee reservoir. The easy to read coffee gauge lets you know how many cups of coffee are remaining, and the included charcoal water filter makes your coffee taste great. This product makes coffee making very easy. It's entirely programmable with 24-hour advance brew start, programmable auto shutoff, self-clean, and a 1-4 cup setting to brew smaller amounts that still taste fabulous. Extract both the coffee and water reservoirs for easy cleanup. 

Coffee residuals accumulate in the coffee container with the passing time where the brewed coffee exits the bottle, which prevents the gasket from sealing correctly when the dispense lever is released. When this happens, the valve needs to be rinsed thoroughly with tap water while holding the valve (located on the bottom of the container) open to flush any grounds out.

Features and Benefits of Cuisinart DCC-3000

Removable Water Reservoir.
Detaches from unit for easy filling.

Drip Tray Plate.
The removable plate which holds the drip tray in place.
Removable tray with grate to catch any extra coffee that does not dissolve into a mug and residual condensation from the brewing process.


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The removable double-wall reservoir is able to keep up to 12 cups of coffee hot for hours.
Charcoal water filter eliminates all chlorine, bad tastes, and odors from tap water.
Coffee Scoop

Coffee Gauge
Displays amount of brewed coffee remaining in the reservoir.

An hour and Minute Buttons
You can set the time of day and set time for automatic functions.

Function Knob.
You can program it to do the following functions automatically– Auto On, Auto Off, Program, Clock, and Brew.

Clean Setting.
Reminds you when it's time to clean your Coffeemaker. Remove the built-up calcification from the water reservoir to help extend the life of your Coffeemaker Cuisinart DCC-3000.

1–4 Cup Setting
Improves extraction, flavor, and temperature when it is brewing less than 5 cups.

Dispenser Lever
For dispensing coffee into your travel mug.

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It distributes the water evenly all over coffee, reducing temperature loss as water passes through grounds.

Dispenser Light 
Light comes on when the dispensing lever is pressed, and coffee pours into the cup.

Power Loss Back-up System
A single minute of protection against losing your programmed settings in case of a power failure, breaker trips or unit is unplugged.

Ready Tone 
Signals when the brew cycle ends with five beeps.

Filter Basket
Comfortably holds our commercial-style permanent filter or a paper filter. Easily movable for easy cleaning.

BPA Free 
All materials that come in contact with the liquid are BPA free.

Easy to Use Control Panel
Coffee Gauge
Displays amount of brewed coffee remaining in the unit.
Clock Display
Displays the correct time of day and Auto On and Off times.
An hour and Minute Buttons
For use in setting hour and minute for the time of day, Auto On time, and Auto-Off time.
Function Knob Auto On
The Auto On setting programs the Coffeemaker to turn on at the time selected, up to 24 hours in advance. See “Program” below for instructions on setting time.


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Auto Off
The Auto Off setting gives you the option to program the Coffeemaker to shut off 0 to 4 hours after brew cycle ends. Holds selected time until you change it.

The Program function helps you to set the Auto On time. Select brew start time with hour and minute buttons – LCDs “PM” for the afternoon and nighttime brew starts. Holds selected time until you change it.

You can use the Brew function to start the brew cycle directly.

Used to program the time of day.

Audible Tone 
An audible tone rings five times when the coffee has completed brewing. 



Auto On Indicator Light Clean Setting
Auto On Indicator Light Clean Setting
Indicates a time to clean Coffeemaker to remove calcium buildup.

1–4 Cup Setting
This setting gives better extraction, flavor, and temperature when brewing fewer than 5 cups.

On/Off Button
Used to turn your Coffeemaker on and off. The unit must be on to program functions.

Features & details
Dispenses one cup at a time with an easy-to-use actuator
Press the lever to fill your cup. Dimensions are- 11.25 L x 8.75 W x 14.70 H inches. Charcoal water filter
Removable water reservoir
The double-wall coffee reservoir holds twelve 5 oz. cups of coffee
The removable coffee reservoir is provided for easy cleanup.UC Cubic Feet: 1.42


Before cleaning always remember to turn the Coffeemaker off and remove the plug from the electrical outlet.
Lift the reservoir cover. Remove and throw out the filter and ground coffee.


The coffee reservoir can contain hot coffee. Allow it to cool before lifting.
Remove the brew basket then the coffee reservoir and drip tray.
Thoroughly wash them in warm, soapy water and rinsed thoroughly, or cleaned in the upper rack of the dishwasher. Dry all the parts after use.
Never put any water in the unit once the filter basket and the coffee reservoir has been removed. Wipe the area under the reservoir with a damp cloth.
Neither the reservoir lid nor the reservoir should be washed in the dishwasher. Clean that separately with a damp, soapy, non-abrasive cloth and rinse thoroughly. 
Never dry the inside of the water reservoir with a cloth, as lint can remain.
Never use any scouring agents or harsh cleansers on any part of the Coffeemaker. 
Never immerse base unit in water or any other kind of liquid. To clean the base, wipe it with a clean, damp cloth and dry before storing. You can clean Fingerprints and other blemishes on the housing with soap and water or any non-abrasive cleaning solution. You should never use rough, abrasive materials or cleansers to clean the warming plate. 

Maintenance: An authorized service representative must always perform any other servicing.

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Decalcification means the complete removal of calcium that deposits over time on the metal parts of the Coffeemaker Cuisinart DCC-3000. For the best performance from your Coffeemaker, decalcify the base unit from periodically after a specific time. The frequency of washing depends upon the hardness of your tap water and how often you use the machine. The Clean flashing light will remind you when you should clean your Coffeemaker.

NOTE: Before decalcifying your Coffeemaker Cuisinart DCC-3000, you must remove the charcoal water filter from the water filter holder that is located in the water reservoir. If the Clean light begins to flash when the Coffeemaker is running, it is telling you that the calcium buildup is interfering with the smooth functioning of your Coffeemaker and the flavor of your coffee. To clean the unit, fill the water reservoir with a mixture of one-third white vinegar and two-thirds water. Press the Clean button. When the self-clean light starts to glow, turn the Coffeemaker (Cuisinart DCC-3000) on by pressing the on/off switch. The Clean light will shine continuously. The Coffeemaker will now be in clean mode. One cycle should be enough to clean the Coffeemaker adequately. When the cycle is completed and the five beeps sound, the Coffeemaker will automatically shut off. Turn the Coffeemaker on to see if the clean light continues to flash. If it does, turn it off and then repeat the cleaning procedure with a new batch of the solution of vinegar and water. If the Clean light no longer flashes, turn the Coffeemaker off and then run one new cycle of fresh cold water through the machine before using the unit again to brew coffee.


This warranty is available only to consumers. You are our beloved consumer if you own a Cuisinart DCC-3000 on Demand Coffeemaker that has been purchased at retail for personal, 
Family or household use. Except as otherwise needed under applicable law, this warranty is not available to retailers or other commercial purposes. We warrant that your Cuisinart Coffee on Demand coffeemaker will be surely free of any defects in materials and the workmanship under regular home use for three years from the date of original purchase. We recommend that you must visit our website, for a fast, efficient way to finish your product registration. However, product registration does not negate the need for the consumer to maintain the original invoice of purchase in order to obtain the warranty benefits. If you did not have proof when you purchased it, then the purchase date for purposes of this warranty will be taken to be the date of manufacture. If your Coffeemaker should prove to be defective within the warranty period, we will rectify it, or if we think necessary, replace it. To get warranty service, ring at our toll-free number, 1-800-726-0190, for additional support from our Customer Service Representatives, or send the broken piece to Customer Service at Cuisinart, 7811 North Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85307.

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NOTE: For extra protection and secure handling of any Cuisinart product that is being returned, we recommend you to use a traceable, insured delivery service. Cuisinart won't be held responsible for in-transit damage or for packages that are not delivered to us. Lost or damaged products are not covered under warranty. Please make sure to include your return address, daytime phone number, in-depth description of the product defect, product model number (located on the bottom of the product), the real date of purchase, and any other information pertinent to the product’s return. Your Coffeemaker has been manufactured to the strictest specifications and has been designed for proper use with only the authorized accessories and replacement parts. This warranty does not include any defects or damages caused by accessories, replacement parts, or repair service other than those that have been given authorization by Cuisinart. This warranty will not cover any damage caused by accident, misuse, shipment or other such ordinary household use.


The California law provides that for In-Warranty Service, California residents have the choice of returning a non-conforming product (A) to the store from where it was purchased or (B) to another retail store that sells similar types of Cuisinart products. The retail store can decide whether to repair the product, refer the consumer to an independent repair the facility, replace the product or refund the purchase price less the amount directly attributable to the consumer’s prior usage of the product. If the above two options do not give any appropriate relief to the consumer, the consumer can then willingly take the product to an independent repair facility if service or repair can be economically accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer will be responsible for the needed cost of such service, repair, replacement, or refund for defective products under warranty.


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California residents are eligible to, according to their choice, return defective products directly to Cuisinart for any service, or if necessary, replacement, by calling us Consumer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-726-0190. Cuisinart is responsible for the cost of the repair, replacement, and shipping and handling for such products under warranty, as we want the best for our esteemed customers.

So next time you need to buy a coffee machine for your personal use as a gift to someone, you don't have to think twice. Just visit Cuisinart, and all your requirements will be satisfied. You will get the best product, and service one can get for buying a coffee machine. Now coffee is at your disposal whenever you want to.

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