If you\u2019re on the market, searching for an affordable coffee maker that\u2019ll satisfy your caffeine needs in the morning, the best coffee maker that fits the profile is the Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200. Not only does it make one delicious cup of coffee, it\u2019s built with additional features that\u2019ll save you money on filters and even control brew strength. If you like this coffeemaker, you might also want to read our review of the Stircle, which stirs your coffee without stir sticks. Or, if you prefer desert, you should also read about how Yonanas creates delicious all-natural soft serve.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200\r\nThe Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable Coffee Brewer DCC-3200 can provide a good cup of coffee without sacrificing the coffee flavor. Speaking of flavor, add the best flavor to all the food you cook through the Pip and Ebby cooking and recipe app.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nAs far as coffee makers go, the Cuisinart DCC-3200 doesn\u2019t stray far from the norm. It\u2019s brewing process is pretty standard; extract coffee from the filter and drip into a carafe. When tested, the coffee was good, but not great. There\u2019s strength settings, sure, but the simple fact of the matter is this: the coffee it makes is of average quality.\r\n\r\nEven the Bodum BISTRO\u2014a coffee maker of near equal affordability\u2014made better coffee. We\u2019re spoiled by the Moccamaster KB 741\u2019s SCA certification, which the DCC-3200 lacks. Where the DCC-3200 shines is in its design.\r\nDesign\r\nDesign-wise, the Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 is your standard coffee machine; a stainless steel finish with a decently sized water reservoir. To save money, the Cuisinart DCC-3200 uses a glass carafe. It\u2019ll keep your coffee hot, but not as well as a thermal carafe would. However, it makes a few smart design choices that make it stand out. Instead of paper water filters, you get a reusable gold toned coffee filter.\r\n\r\nTemperature controls are available, if you prefer cooler or hotter coffee. There\u2019s also a cup button to alter your preferred cup settings\u2014even down to one cup. Included in its design are several additional buttons such as a self-clean button, a Brew Pause feature, and even brew strength control. It\u2019s all very intuitive and easy to use, even with the additional features; toss coffee grounds into the filter, choose your setting, and start.\r\nValue\r\nUnlike the OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker and Moccamaster KBG 741, the Cuisinart Coffee Maker is not SCA certified. That means this particular model doesn\u2019t meet the Specialty Coffee Association\u2019s golden standard. In fact, it shares a lot of similarities to the Bodum BISTRO Coffee Maker.\r\n\r\nThat doesn\u2019t mean the Cuisinart DCC-3200 is bad and has no value\u2014quite the contrary! As far as programmable coffee makers go, the Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 fits perfectly as a budget coffee maker. It still makes really good coffee\u2014just not great coffee. If you aren\u2019t a coffee snob, you\u2019ll find the value in that.\r\nCuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 Wrap Up\r\nWhile the Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable DCC-3200 isn\u2019t SCA certified, it can still make a good cup of coffee\u2014especially considering its price, which was further lowered by way of a cheaper, glass carafe. However, its gold tone filter and additional features\u2014self-cleaning, cup settings, automatic shutdown, brew strength, and so on\u2014make up for it.