Cuisinart DCC-450BK 4 Cup Coffee Maker Review USA 2021

The Cuisinart DCC-450BK coffee maker is a cheap and durable coffee maker…

Which is easily available at very low cost.

It also has many features that you get in premium coffee makers.

Although it’s not programmable…

The Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker might be a better choice if you’re looking for a coffee maker for a smaller household.

In this Cuisinart dcc-450bk review…

I will walk you through all its features which will make it very easy for you to decide whether you should buy it or not.

Cuisinart DCC-450BK 4 Cup Coffee Maker Review USA 2021

Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker


  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Capacity: 4 cups
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 5.25 inches
  • Weight: 2 pounds


  • Small footprint
  • Brew-pause feature
  • 30 minute automatic shutoff
  • Convenient ON indicator light
  • Dripless pour spout and knuckle guard


Warming plate cools down too quickly

Cuisinart DCC-450BK Review: Design & Build Quality

The Cuisinart DCC-450BK is one of the few coffee makers that are extremely small and compact.

This coffee maker comes with 10 x 8 x 5.25 inches dimension which weighs only 2 pounds.

The material of this coffee maker is plastic…

But in this we get a carafe made of stainless steel, whose quality is very good and durable, which has a capacity of 20 oz.

While “Cuisinart” is written on the front side of the coffee maker which represents the brand.

On the top of the coffee maker, you will see a lid…

Which has a tab on the front to open it.

With the help of which we can easily open this lid.

On opening this lid, we get to see the filter basket, along with the water tank.

cuisinart dcc-450bk - design and build quality

In which enough water can be filled for 4 cups of coffee.

On the side of the coffee maker…

We get to see the brew button…

Which also has indication lights which indicate when it is turned on, which is quite convenient.

Overall, this coffee maker will leave you satisfied smile with the design and build quality.

Cuisinart DCC-450BK Review: Features

We often find great features even in small coffee makers…

An example being the Keurig K-Mini and Chefman single serve coffee maker.

The features you get in Cuisinart dcc 450bk 4 cup coffeemaker are as follows –

Small Footprint

The overall dimensions of the Cuisinart dcc 450bk are 10 x 8 x 5.25 inches…

Making this coffee maker take up very little kitchen space.

Often we look for a replacement for our large and programmable coffee maker.

In such a situation, if we get such a coffee maker which is very small and convenient…

Then it helps us a lot.

You can easily use this coffee maker in your small kitchen, RV office or college.

Brew-Pause Feature

With the help of this feature…

We can pour coffee even in the middle of the brewing process.

We get more benefit of this feature when the brewing process takes a lot of time…

While we need a quick cup of joe.

In such a situation, using this feature you will be able to get a cup of coffee.

Automatic Shut-Off

All the coffee makers I have used so far definitely have this feature.

Because with the help of this feature, not only do we save the coffee maker from being damaged…

But the worry of always turning off our coffee maker after using it also ends.

The Cuisinart dcc 450bk comes with a 30-minute automatic shutoff feature…

That automatically shuts off the coffee maker 30 minutes after the brewing process is complete.

Dripless Pour Spout and Knuckle Guard

With Cuisinart dcc 450bk coffee maker we get excellent quality carafe with a capacity of 4 cups.

This carafe is made of stainless steel with excellent quality handles.

In most of the carafes, I have seen that when we hold the carafe with our hands…

It is not convenient.

Whereas, if we talk about this carafe…

Then we not only get to see Knuckle Guard…

But also Dripless Pour Spout for better pouring experience.


This coffee maker is made from BPA free material which is not so harmful to our health.

Which we can see as a helpful feature.

Warming Plate

In the Cuisinart dcc-450bk, we also get to see hot plates…

Since you get to see the stainless steel carafe…

Due to which the coffee stays hot for a long time.

Although this warming plate cools down quickly…

Which I found a bit disappointing.

A Few Things To Consider Before Buying The Cuisinart DCC 450 BK

There are a few things you need to keep in mind before buying the Cuisinart dcc-450bk 4 cup coffeemaker.

It is very important for you to know that what features we do not get from this coffee maker…

That can give us a better brewing experience…

Or can be helpful in our everyday life.

Firstly, in this we get to see warming plate…

But they cool down very quickly.

So we will not be able to keep the coffee hot for a long time in this coffee maker.

Secondly, this coffee maker has the capacity to brew 4 cups of 5 oz coffee…

So if your household is large then it might be inconvenient for you.

Thirdly, the Cuisinart dcc-450bk does not support k-cups…

So you will need to use a paper filter.

Why Should You Consider This Cuisinart DCC-450BK

The Cuisinart dcc-450bk is the perfect fit for those looking for a smaller coffee maker.

In this we get to see all the features that are in use…

And the best part is that we do not get to see better features in any other coffee maker in this segment.

This coffee maker comes with a stainless steel carafe

Which not only has a capacity of 4 cups…

But also gives a premium feel.

Its design and build quality are also up to the mark.

By reading the features sections of this Cuisinart dcc-450bk 4 cup coffee maker review…

You can also get to know its useful features that make it the best in this segment.

How To Brew Coffee in This Cuisinart DCC-450BK

The essential things you will need to brew coffee in Cuisinart dcc-450bk 4 cup coffee maker are as follows –

  • #2 Paper filter
  • Ground Coffee
  • Fresh Water

To brew coffee in Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker…

You can follow the steps given below –

Step 1: Fill the water tank with water
Step 2: Place the paper filter in the filter basket
Step 3: Add ground coffee to the filter
Step 4: Press the brew button
Step 5: Make sure the carafe is placed on the base of the coffee maker

This way you can easily brew your delicious coffee…

While you can also use the brew pause feature of the Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker.

How To Clean Cuisinart DCC-450BK Coffee Maker

To clean the Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker…

You will need the following things –

  • Fresh water
  • White vinegar
  • Sponge
  • Kitchen towel
  • Soapy water

With the help of these ingredients…

You can easily clean the coffee maker.

However, its lifting handle opens only 90° which is a bit difficult to clean.

But if you have trouble cleaning it…

You can read this Cuisinart coffee maker cleaning guide, where I have explained how to clean the coffee maker thoroughly.

Cuisinart DCC-450BK Review: Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker have hot plates available?

Yes, but I have some complaints about its hot plate because it cools down a bit quickly, due to which we can not keep the coffee hot for a long time.

Are Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee makers programmable?

No, we cannot program the Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker.

Does Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker have auto clean function?

No, but we can use the brew button to clean the Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker very easily.

Cuisinart DCC-450BK Review: Final Overview

The Cuisinart dcc-450bk coffee maker is one of the best 4 cup coffee maker.

In this we get to see all the features that we expect from a budget coffee maker.

Although we cannot program it…

But in this budget we do not find any great programmable coffee maker.

Also, if you have anything to say about this Cuisinart DCC-450BK 4 cup coffee maker review…

Comment down below.

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