This Cuisinart coffee maker is available in black, white and pink colors. All three colors come with a stainless steel carafe. This coffee maker has been on Amazon's best seller list in Coffee, Tea & Espresso Appliances for over 2 years. It is currently ranked number 10, and has been in the top 100 for over 800 days at the time of this writing.
This is a 4 cup coffee maker that is compact and comes with an automatic shut-off function that turns the unit off after 30 minutes. The stainless steel carafe that comes packed with this machine has a generous handle, knuckle guard, and a dripless pour spout to keep you from dripping coffee all over your counter or table. If you want a cup of coffee while brewing, you can use the brew-pause function which allows for a quick pour and then resumes brewing.
You have a convenient and simple "on" indicator light. This unit is in a modern design and comes in black or pink and stainless steel. Included is an instruction manual. Comes with a 3 year warranty and measures 7.5 inches x 5 inches x 10.5 inches. This 4 cup coffeemaker is ideal for a household with one or two coffee drinkers. Has a small footprint taking up little counter space. Also included is a #2 paper filter starter kit.
Cuisinart DCC-450 4-Cup Coffeemaker PROS:
Perfect for small household
Makes delicious coffee
Easy to Clean
Brews hot enough for most
Optional pink color
Durable stainless steel carafe
Cuisinart DCC-450 4-Cup Coffeemaker CONS:
Permanent filter not included
Cannot see the amount of coffee in carafe due to being stainless steel rather than glass
Carafe drips when pouring
Hot Plate rusts
Cord is short
Water chamber is hard to fill
Auto shutoff occurs too soon - after 15 or 20 minutes
Could use a brighter "on" light
Cannot get the last drops of coffee out of the carafe
Carafe cover is difficult to remove
Cuisinart DCC-450 4-Cup Coffeemaker Summary: This seems to be one of those coffee makers you love or you hate. A lot of complaints about the carafe dripping and the unit shutting off too soon leaving you with cold coffee. But then a lot of users liked it because it was simple to use, had a durable carafe, made a decent cup of coffee, and was compact and took up little space on the counter. The only universal negative was that it didn't come with a permanent filter. But then for the price you probably wouldn't expect to get one. Even so, you can purchase them separately.
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