Out of 13 Ratings

Owner's of the Cuisinart Coffeemaker DCC-1150 gave it a score of 3.7 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    3.77 out of 5
  • Durability

    3.85 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    3.23 out of 5
  • Performance

    3.69 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    3.92 out of 5
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Once the coffee has finished brewing,
stir it before serving to blend the flavors.
The coffee at the bottom of the carafe
will be somewhat stronger than the
coffee at the top.
When the brewing cycle has been
completed, five beeps will sound.
Coffee will continue to stream from
the filter for several seconds.
After brewing, the unit will automatically
shut itself off. The thermal carafe will keep
the coffee hot for hours.
Bottom of thermal carafe is hot to touch
for several minutes after brewing. Use
The brew-through, pour-through lid allows
coffee to drip from coffeemaker through the
closed lid. When brewing is complete, the
lid seals itself so air stays out and coffee
freshness and temperature are preserved.
No need to turn or adjust the lid before
Always turn coffeemaker OFF and remove the
plug from the electrical outlet before cleaning.
Lift up the reservoir cover. Remove and discard
the paper filter and ground coffee. The filter
basket can be washed in warm, soapy water
and rinsed thoroughly, or cleaned in the upper
rack of the dishwasher. Dry all parts after use.
Do not put any water in the unit once the
filter basket has been removed. Wipe the
area under the filter basket with a damp
Remove the carafe from the resting plate.
Discard any remaining coffee. The carafe and lid
can be washed in warm, soapy water and rinsed
thoroughly, or placed in a dishwasher. The
carafe and carafe lid should be placed on the
upper rack only.
Do not use any scouring agents or harsh
cleansers on any part of the coffeemaker.
Never immerse base unit in water or other liquid.
To clean base, simply wipe with a clean, damp
cloth and dry before storing. Fingerprints and
other blemishes on the stainless steel housing
can be washed off with soap and water or a
nonabrasive cleaning solution. Wipe resting
plate with a clean, damp cloth. Never use rough,
abrasive materials or cleansers to clean the
resting plate. Do not dry the inside of the water
reservoir with a cloth, as lint may remain.
Decalcification refers to the removal of calcium
deposits which form over time on the metal
parts of the coffeemaker.
For best performance from your Cuisinart
Classic Thermal 10-Cup Programmable
Coffeemaker, decalcify the base unit from time
to time. The frequency depends upon the
hardness of your tap water and how often you
use the coffeemaker. The flashing Clean light will
indicate when you should clean your
If the Clean light begins to flash when the
coffeemaker is turned on, it is telling you that
the calcium buildup is interfering with the
functioning of your coffeemaker and the flavor
of your coffee. To clean, fill the water reservoir
to capacity with a mixture of
/3 white vinegar
/3 water. Press the Clean button. When the
self clean light glows, turn the coffeemaker on
by pressing the on/off button. The Clean light
will shine steadily. The coffeemaker is now in
Clean mode. One cycle should be sufficient to
adequately clean the coffeemaker. When the
cycle is completed and the five beeps sound,
the coffeemaker will 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 fresh
solution of vinegar and water.
If the Clean light no longer flashes, turn the
coffeemaker off and then run one cycle of fresh
cold water through the unit before using the unit
again to brew coffee.
Notes on the Clean Function
Pressing the Clean button cancels all other
settings. If it is pressed accidentally, press it
again to return the coffeemaker to all its
previous settings. Pressing On/Off will also exit
the Clean Mode and turn the coffeemaker off.