When it comes to kitchen appliances, Cuisinart is a pretty well-known brand. What people don’t associate this brand with is the coffee appliances line (Steel Percolator). In a way that is a good thing, because that way they get to surprise their loyal customers with a coffee product selection that meets the standards.

I am a big coffee addict and that’s when I stumbled upon the Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup Stainless-Steel Percolator, Black/Stainless coffee maker. Built to last you and brew you some excellent 12 cups coffee at one go.

Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup Stainless-Steel Percolator 1

The Cuisinart PRC-12 Electric Percolator Features

I must say that the Cuisinart PRC-12 is a feature-rich coffee maker. And, people looking for unique and personalized brews could really make some good use of this kitchen appliance.


  • A convenient capacity of 4 to 12 cups
  • Precision no-drip spout: long, tapered and pours without a spill
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Transparent knob reveals the progress of the brew cycle
  • Comfortable handle
  • Stay-cool bottom sits safely on any surface without scarring
  • Ready indicator light shows when coffee is ready to pour and enjoy
  • Detachable cord

Cuisinart PRC-12 Electric Percolator – Pros & Cons

Well, this where I dish out the main parts. This is surely going to help you decide if the Cuisinart PRC-12 is going to be your ideal pick or not. For me, it surely was.

Pros And Cons
  • Comfortably adjusted on small counter tops.
  • Installs easily in quick steps.
  • Washes far better than you ever will with hand.
  • Comes with a manual that is useful in emergency situations and otherwise.
  • Post usage, cleaning this this is also not very difficult.
  • Pots, pans, plates and plastic the SPT countertop dishwasher washes everything comfortably.
  • The pricing is just right for the features and usability it brings to the table.
  • Initially it’s quiet but after a while makes fair amount of noise.
  • Opening the front door requires good amount of strength. Can be irritating at times.
  • It is a little heavier for a portable device.
  • After a prolonged usage it could start giving problems like dripping water.

When sorting through so many Cuisinart PRC-12 Reviews, I just couldn’t decide for myself. So, I just went ahead and bought the Cuisinart Electric Percolator. Well, I must say, parts of this product stunned me and some didn’t really.

But, it still is one of the best options around to have as an alternative for instant coffee. When it comes to brewing needs, you would want something specifically designed for your requirements. And, my Cuisinart 12-Cup Stainless-Steel Percolator is geared to help you decide if it works you or not.

So, let’s find out!

Cuisinart PRC-12 Electric Percolator – Review 2019

I have broken up my review on the basis of its performance, design, compatibility and affordability features. Making it easier for you to decide on whether the Cuisinart PRC-12 is the fix for your unique coffee brews.

How to use the Encore Coffee Grinder? 

The machine comes with easy to use controls and functions. No matter whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can easily get started with this machine. The machine features a Pulse button at the center which is easy to access. The Power and Grind settings are located at the top side below the hopper. 

The machine has a catch bean which is there to collect the grounds of the beans. The machine grinds the medium sized beans perfectly. However, you will find some difficulties while grinding the big sized beans through this machine. Make sure you use the medium sized beans to grind using this machine and you will be able to grind them the way you want. 

Grind Consistency:

Compared to other Grinders, the grind consistency of this Encore Coffee Grinder is excellent and powerful. The machine uses a DC powered motor which helps you to grind the beans thoroughly. With this machine, you can prepare to pour over, French press, Aeropress and many other more. You can use it for Espresso as well. At this price range, the machine offers the best of coffee grinding experience. 


As mentioned above, the Encore machine uses high-powered DC Motor which offers excellent grinding performance. The machine grinds whole coffee beans easily in just a few seconds. The motor’s speed is very fast and grinds the beans perfectly with a faster speed. 

The machine produces grounds of even sizes and proper textures. You will never have any complaints regarding the grounds of the beans from this machine. You can ground beans, coarsely or anything with 40 unique settings. 

What makes it the most powerful Coffee grinder in this range is, its 40 unique coarseness settings. With the perfect setting, you can get the right size of grounds as per your requirements. Just give these settings a try and you will be able to get the right size of grounds in the bin. 

Zero Plastic Make

This is something that automatically drew my interest. Their storage items, their strain and everything else are made of stainless steel. It is absolutely BPA free and that is exactly what health-conscious families and homemakers are looking for.

The only plastic you are set to find on this product is the unit’s bottom base and the handler.

The Cuisinart Electric Percolator is one of those unique coffee makers that ensures no matter where you place it, it will not leave a stain on the surface. Moreover, it will not heat the surface. The bottom unit is made carefully to ensure you don’t have any mishaps in the kitchen.

Excellent Design

If you are looking to upgrade on how your kitchen appliances look then the Cuisinart PRC-12 electric percolator is totally going to fit the bit.The black bottom is perfectly designed for you to make the best of its aesthetic appeal.

Serve Precisely

The first thing about this portion is that the cord is absolutely detatchable. Meaning, you can carry this coffee maker right to the serving area. And the well made plastic unit on the bottom makes sure that the bottom portion does not heat up. That is amazingly convenient for coffee lovers who take their coffee around for servings.

It has a See through Knob  

Some users have said that their Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup Stainless-Steel Percolator, Black/Stainless came with a plastic see-through knob. But, the one I got, came with a glass knob. Plastic or glass, the best part of that you can see through the brewing action all along.

Easy Cleaning

Many will say that if you can’t immerse it in water it is not easy cleaning. Well, I tend to disagree with that. The Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic 12-Cup can’t be immersed in water but you can do what I do. Which is actually rather easier. Wipe the exterior with a clean damp cloth and the interior you can always put hot water and clean it with a soft bottle cleaner.

You Get a 3-year Warranty

The fact that you are getting a 3-year warranty means their manufacturers built this coffee maker to last long. They say that the Cuisinart PRC-12 Classic is damage resistant and you can use it as many times a day you might want.

Final Verdict

Here is the thing about this coffee maker; it works. For a home front use it is perfect to have in your kitchenware. You can easily use this for your regular coffee brews. You will not be disappointed and it is also a value for your money.

But, if you are looking for unique and heavy-duty use then maybe going for a little more industrial design and power will work for you. But, if you like your homely coffee brewed easily and regularly, then the Cuisinart PRC-12 is surely to help you achieve exactly that.

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