Second in our series of what matters most to consumers when
they buy a coffeemaker are the features available on the machine.
Some people demand certain things of their coffeemaker, and that’s
understandable because we tend to brew coffee first thing in the
morning, when we’re trying to wake up and need a little extra help.

The Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable
Coffeemaker is one of the brands that’s filled with so many features,
you won’t even know where to begin. But it’s not the only one
that gives you a myriad of perks to choose from.

Take the Frigidaire Professional 12-Cup Drip Coffeemaker, for
example. It’s the kind of coffeemaker that knows you’re sluggish
in the morning, and wants to do the thinking for you.

So one of the features it has is to let you select between strong and
weaker brews, so you no longer to be precise with your grounds
measurements.

Look at the amount of features the Frigidaire has in store for you,
and then compare it to what the Cuisinart delivers here:

One feature I’m especially impressed with is the Powerplus feature
that evenly distributes hot water through the grounds. I know in the past,
I’ve seen coffee grounds after the brewing process that you could tell didn’t
get enough exposure to the water, which meant other grounds got too much,
resulting in a weaker cup of coffee.

Make a list of deal-breaker features you insist upon and see which
coffeemaker has those included. Some you may not have even known
about, and once you try, can no longer live without, either.