Question about Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker
Coffee pot is cleaned on a monthly basis using mixture of vinegar and water. Filter changed on regular basis. Lately brewing time can be up to 30 minutes for 10 cups. Pot is about 2 1/2 years old.
You have an obstruction in the feed line to the heating element. I found coffee grounds before the check valve. I had to take the bottom off it which I am sure the manufacture wouldn't approve of but I was at my wits end and ready to toss it. I just brewed a full pot 10 minutes!!!
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Do a "decalcification" -- if you have your manual still, the process is in there. For this one, you want to use 4 cups of vinegar, fill the rest with water, and brew it through like you're making a regular pot of coffee. Cuisinart recommends that you do this process once every 1-2 months to prevent calcium buildup (which is from your water--and ALL water has calcium. Even if you have soft water, it just means it has a SMALLER amount of calcium), which can make your coffee maker brew really slowly.
You might have to do it 2-3 times before it'll improve completely, but you should at least see it making a difference in how much vinegar-water it's putting through.
And make sure you run a full pot of water through the coffee maker after you do the vinegar-water, otherwise your coffee will taste like vinegar afterwards ;)
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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