Cuisinart DTC-975BKN 12-Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe – Black

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  • Fully automatic coffeemaker with 24-hour programmability
  • 12-cup (5 Ounce) double-wall insulated stainless-steel carafe
  • Patented brew-through and pour-through lid keeps air out and coffee fresh and hot for hours
  • Instruction booklet included. Please clean the valve regularly, especially if using flavored coffees as they can cause the brew pause to stick.
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards



SKU: DTC-975BKN Category:


With 24-hour programmability, this coffeemaker lets you choose when to brew. The unit automatically shuts off and has an audible beep when brew cycle is complete.

The convenient Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup during the brewing cycle and the easy to read water level indicator takes the guesswork out of measuring.

It’s large capacity thermal carafe keeps up to 12 cups of coffee hot and fresh and features a patented Brew Through / Pour Through Lid that seals out air and seals in flavor.

Features and Benefits:

  • Brew-Through/Pour-Through Lid: Allows coffee to brew in and pour out of carafe without opening or adjusting. Keeps coffee hot and flavorful for hours.
  • Reservoir Cover: Simply lift to fill with water. Close cover once water has been added.
  • Filter Basket: Swings open for easy insertion of coffee filter.
  • Water Window: Magnified markings indicate water needed to make corresponding cups of coffee.
  • Brew Pause: Stops flow of water from basket when carafe is removed from heater plate, so a cup can be poured during brewing cycle.
  • Auto-Brew Cycle: Program time to brew.
  • ON Indicator Light: Illuminates when power is on.
  • Stainless Double-Wall Thermal Insulated Carafe
  • LCD Readout

Specification: Cuisinart DTC-975BKN 12-Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe – Black

Weight8 lbs
Dimensions17 × 13 × 10 in






3 reviews for Cuisinart DTC-975BKN 12-Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe – Black

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  1. Shutterbee

    Have had this coffee pot for over 10 years. Buying another for our camper and to have as a back up if the one I have ever decides to die. Also. They are discontinued in the stores and my first one cost me $130.00 10 years ago from Hudsons. Maybe I’m just super lucky but this pot has lived longer than any coffee pot I’ve ever owned. The carafe keeps coffee hot throughout the morning and its still warm at night when I dump it to set up for next morning.Hoping the issues im reading in some reviews are a hit or miss kind of thing (see EDIT below). This is the same model number for the one I have on my counter right now. Mine gets used every day at least once a day. I’ll update if needed after I try the new one but for now this pot is 10 out of 10 for me.EDIT: Something is going on with the lid… I received the new one a few hours ago, filled it up and just like others are saying it leaked everywhere. SO since I have my old pot sitting here I decided to try a few things.1. I took the OLD (10 yr old) lid and put it on the NEW carafe and ran it though again. NO LEAKS.2. I put the new lid back on and ran it again to see if I could get an idea of what’s happening, It leaked again but as I was pulling the carafe out I happen to notice the ball inside the lid at the top had floated all the way to the top blocking the holes where the water enters from the filter(kind of like a carpet cleaners dirty water tank has a float in it and when its full it floats all the way to the top stopping anymore water from entering) It only floated til I tipped the pot a little and then it went down. I checked the small hole in the lid and its clear and air flows through just fine WEIRD. SO..3. On top of the lid where water goes in from the filter you can see the little ball inside there, if you turn HARD that very top screws off (counter clockwise)and you can access that ball inside. It looks like they tack melted (is that a term?) plastic inside to keep that top on but it does screw off and back on, you just have to break those little tacked spots (very small)it didn’t hurt the new lid and ive been taking my old lid off for YEARS to clean that ball. Anyway, I TOOK THE BALL OUT and ran another pot without anything in there at all. NO LEAKS, ran another, NO LEAKS. Seems the ball may be part of the problem.4. I had the ball from my OLD pot SO I took the OLD ball and put it in the NEW LID.. Ran it through and NO LEAKS!! ugh.. Did they change the ball?? Maybe there is an air bubble inside the ball causing it to float too much? I’m a little sad but at the same time if this is just that stupid little ball on the top and using my old parts makes it work I’m still happy but if you do NOT have this same pot for parts the easy fix is to just take that ball out of the top and that should fix it if none of the other suggestions are working. I will continue to mess with it and try some of these other suggestions in the reviews. I’m interested in knowing what they changed in the lid (if anything other than that ball) I will be switching over to this new maker and pot with my old ball and using the new maker every day so I can determine if its going to live as long as my old maker did.. Hopefully the “maker” itself will live as long as my old one. I seriously still LOVE my old, same model number, Cuisinart I’ll return with any new developments.7-24-14 Still cant find any other issues with the lid and other fixes found here didnt work so I called Cuisinart just to inquire about any changes they may have made to the lid, they told me that they are showing nothing about any changes being made to this pot at all and they agreed to send me a replacement lid.7-29-14 Received the new lid and everything is working perfectly! I’m back to loving this coffee pot. I will revisit if necessary. Posted pictures of my lid and the ball that you need to remove to stop overflow if you cant get a new lid.

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  2. Boss

    I bought this coffee maker in Dec. 2014 and I used it for 1 (one) year. I bought it despite the warnings of other customers in regard with the spilling issues. Most people pointed to the carafe lid as the main cause of the problem. . I thought that I am smarter in a sense that I can correctly close the lid of the carafe to avoid coffee spills. I was wrong. Numerous times I found the kitchen counter and the floor full of steaming, hot coffee. This happened not because of an incorrectly closed lid but because the filter basket dripping hole (at the bottom) was blocked. After I realized what caused the spilling, I started to checking the dripping hole BEFORE each brewing to make sure the spring is working properly and there is no ground coffee residue. I make coffee every morning, 10 cups, same coffee brand, same paper filter, same way. Yet still, the spills occurred from time to time for exactly same reason: overflow of the filter basket due to a blocked dripping hole. After many mornings of frustration, I finally decided to give up and throw the coffee maker in the garbage. I used different brands of coffee makers in the past, including a previous Cuisinart model. Never had any spilling problems. Except this model. Don’t buy it if you care about your $80 and your mornings. End of story.

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  3. Madonna G.

    Way back around 2005 or so I bought this coffeemaker at Big Lots on sale for $50. It worked beautifully. My all time favorite coffeemaker. Keeps coffee hot for hours. In 2013 I decided I needed to clean it. Yes, 8 years and I never cleaned it. So I ran vinegar through and it never worked right after that. BUT even though I through the machine out I kept the carafe and am I glad I did. The first time I used the new one I had water all over the counter and floor just like everyone says. Tried several more times then started comparing the lids. There was the culprit. A new design which Cuisinart denies is different. But I have it right in front of me. The coffee drips into the lid and it has nowhere to go because the little resevoir in the lid only holds a few drops and the machine pumps coffee out faster than it can drain into the carafe. I took my old lid and put it on the new carafe and I never have spillage NEVER. My old carafe finally broke it’s seal just last year after 13 years. So now I’m using the 2013 carafe with the same old lid. I just wish Cuisinart would go back to the 2005 lid design. I emailed Cuisinart and they denied any design change.

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