Product Comparison: Cuisinart DCC-3200 vs Cuisinart DCC-3400P1
- It has a 14 cup capacity. This makes it large.
- It has the same conical filter design as previous version, which I think does a great job of saturating the water flow with the grounds and optimizing coffee use.
- The programmable option allows for a perfect pot of coffee ready in the morning. A sensor beeps when the coffee is ready and again when it is shutting down.
- The carafe hold 14 6 oz cups & doesn't drip when pouring, brews a hotter cup of coffee than less expensive machines, has buttons for brewing only 1-4 cups and for bold which work as intended.
- Has a timer and will stay on for up to 4 hours.
- ALL coffee brewed through it tastes like plastic. The unit smells like plastic as well. I am sure this is not healthy.
- The carafe drips excessively when pouring water into the maker!
- Brews a delicious cup of coffee, keeps coffee hot (aided by the variable carafe temp setting), has nice peace-of-mind auto-off feature, has auto-on feature.
- We like the option to make 14 cups. Previously when entertaining, we would automatically have had to make 2 pots right away.
- Still makes the BEST cup of coffee in this state, including Starbucks, Panera, La Chatelaine, etc.
- Timer function works well and is easy to set.
- The machine is chock full of nice features but is really simple to operate. Don't be put off by all the buttons on the control panel. Programming the clock and auto-on timer is a snap and you can customize the brew if you like stronger coffee by pushing the bold button.
- The overflow hole on the back of the unit is positioned in a place so that if you are not careful, you will pour water through the overflow hole as you are filling up the resivoir.
- Place to pour the water is relatively small so spillage is easier.
- I love it. It looks good and it's a good weight, not flimsy.
- Its light in weight for easy maneuverability on the counter.
- I like the size, the display and the slightly larger carafe.
- It's not that heavy, so slides on the counter when I put the carafe into its place to brew. Overall, I'm very satisfied with it because the end result tastes great.
- A little larger than the older model by and inch or so in all directions.
- Excellent looks and feel - does not feel cheap.
- The coffee brews just perfectly, it’s stylish and not to bulky on the countertop. I love the added detail of the finish on the handle of the carafe.
- This compact design looks great on our counter.
- This coffee pot is the bomb! It not only makes great coffee, it’s simple, compact, and looks great on my counter top.
- This is just a very bulky machine and caraffe.
- There is a clear plastic "window" in the back which allows you to see how much water is in there.
- It has a sleek design that looks modern and clean. The control panel is easy to read with large buttons. I don't have to fumble around looking for the on/off switch.
- here is also a TEMPERATURE feature which I love so I can turn up the heat if I want.
- Built-in descaling. My water supply has very hard water, and descaling is critical.
- The only criticism I have is a minor design flaw with the lid to the carafe and the small reservoir opening. The lid is designed to be removed by pushing UP with your thumb and the whole lid comes off the carafe. I
- Filling can be tricky as the lid opens to 90 degrees (the opening is larger than the older model but it went past 90).
- The "Brew Off" feature is also handy. I love knowing that it's going to turn off before the coffee starts getting that burnt taste.
- The aqua LED color is pleasant, although quite bright.
- I like that you can clearly see how much water you're pouring into the reservoir.
- Annoying end-of-brew beep (can be muted, but why not just make a pleasant-sounding tone?).
- Top lid opens only upright sometimes making it awkward to pour water in the machine from the carafe.
- The beep "done" and beep "out of time" tones are LOUD. You will hear them throughout your house, wherever you are. Not the soft beep of days past.