Cuisinart DTC-975BKN

The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN belongs to Cuisinart’s “Premiere Series” of coffee makers. This is actually an updated version of their old 12-cup thermal coffee maker.

It comes equipped with their patented Brew Through & Pour Through Lid technology and shows off a more conventional design.

Does it provide excellent brews and operate as simply as it looks? Let’s check it out.

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Looks and Feel

This particular model from Cuisinart shows off a classic black and silver color scheme that falls a bit on the matte side.

The dominant black color takes a back seat on the actual carafe which sports a stainless steel finish with just a touch of black.

In terms of frame it is a bit tall at 16 inches but fits spaces easily with its 7-1/2 by 11-1/4 inches width and thickness.

Fully-automatic, 12-cup coffeemaker with 24-hour programmability

The Power-on time feature of the machine allows you to program the particular time it will start brewing at any time of the day. Since it is fully automatic, you just need to set your desired settings once and the machine will proceed to brew coffee as per your instructions.

This machine makes use of an On and Off mechanism to proceed with the brewing. A red light will illuminate meaning it is ready and once done will beep five times. The small monochrome LCD screen at the lower portion of the machine displays the status and even acts as a timer and regular clock.

Brew Through & Pour Through Lid and Brew-Pause feature

Cuisinart DTC-975BKN pour-through lid
The Brew Through & Pour Through Lid is a patented Cuisinart feature that works in conjunction with the thermal carafe’s unique lid mechanism. It preserves the heat by preventing it from getting out by using a specially-engineered valve that seals the lid. This same mechanism lets you effortlessly pour coffee thanks to its pour-through style.

The Brew-Pause feature on the other hand is also a Cuisinart-patented feature present in most of their coffee makers, it gives the user a few seconds to pour themselves a cup even though the machine is still brewing. Quite handy if you want to grab a cup already and would rather not wait for the whole process to finish.

Cuisinart DTC-975BKN Stainless Steel Carafe

Stainless-Steel Thermal Carafe

Double Walled,
Stainless-Steel Thermal Carafe

The thermal carafe that comes with the Cuisinart DTC-975BKN is the perfect companion for the coffee lover who always wants to have a ready serving of hot coffee.

Since it is double-walled, heat is retained much better so coffee stays hot for hours. One nice feature worth mentioning here is the carafe’s hands-free lid that adjusts itself when you need to pour the coffee.

Cuisinart DTC-975BKN Pros

  • Large Capacity, Fully Programmable
  • Brew Through & Pour Through Lid feature
  • Excellent Thermal Carafe

Cuisinart DTC-975BKN Cons

  • Some users reported of leakage (happens when water reservoir is overfilled)


Large 12-Cup capacity, Fully-programmable and comes with a premium-grade thermal carafe – plenty of features to keep most coffee fans happy. The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN is definitely going to be a hit on the office and on large households.

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