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CUISINART COFFEE ON DEMAND™ COFFEEMAKER WINS CHICAGO ATHENAEUM GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Cuisinart, a leading producer of culinary appliances and professional quality cookware, has been honored with the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN® Award for its new single serve coffeemaker, the Cuisinart Coffee on Demand™ 12-cup Programmable Coffeemaker (model no. DCC-2000). The coffeemaker was selected from hundreds of applications worldwide and received the GOOD DESIGN™ Award in the Household Products category.

The Chicago Athenaeum’s GOOD DESIGN® award recognizes the best in new and innovative product and graphic design by some of the world’s most renowned industrial design firms and manufacturers. One of the oldest design competitions in the world, the museum’s GOOD DESIGN® program was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr., former curator of the Museum of Modern Art. The 2005 GOOD DESIGN® Awards were judged by a distinguished jury of design professionals in New York. The jury’s decision in awarding the GOOD DESIGN Award was based on aesthetic criteria such as innovation, form, materials, construction, concept, function and quality. The jury also considered product appearance and aesthetic appeal.

Mary Rodgers, Director of Marketing Communications for Cuisinart, says, “We are proud to receive a GOOD DESIGN® award once again. Cuisinart strives to remain at the forefront of innovative product design and values the recognition bestowed by an institution as prestigious as The Chicago Athenaeum.”

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Cuisinart’s Coffee on Demand™ coffeemaker offers the benefits of a single-serve machine with a variety of innovative features that are not available on the market today. It dispenses one cup at a time, so the coffee is always fresh, but has a double-walled reservoir with the capacity for twelve cups of coffee. An additional setting allows consumers to choose a one-to-four cup brewing option. Each 5-ounce serving is dispensed with an easy-to-use actuator. The coffeemaker has a special Coffee Gauge™, which indicates how many cups of coffee are left in the reservoir. Unlike other single-serve coffeemakers, the Cuisinart Coffee on Demand™ gives home chefs the flexibility to purchase coffee in a variety of forms, from beans to grounds; consumers are no longer limited to specific pod brands that are exclusive to a single company.

Cuisinart’s coffeemaker is fully programmable with a 24-hour advance brew start and programmable auto shut-off up to four hours. A visible water level indicator makes filling the coffeemaker simple and eliminates the need for additional measuring tools. The coffeemaker features professional brushed stainless housing and clean contemporary styling.
It has a suggested retail price of $150.

Cuisinart is a past winner of the GOOD DESIGN® Award for several products, including the Slow Cooker and the Cast Metal 4-Slice Toaster (2004), Grind Central™ Coffee Grinder (2003), the SmartPower Premier™ 600-Watt Blender in Brushed Stainless (2002), and the Grind & Brew™ Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker (2001-2002).

About Cuisinart:
Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories. The company’s cutting edge reputation can be seen on numerous fronts, from industry-first products and design awards to sponsorships of culinary events and TV cooking shows. Cuisinart manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, “Savor the Good Life®.” These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, hand blenders, hand mixers and coffeemakers, as well as food processors, toasters and toaster ovens, ice cream makers and waffle makers. Cuisinart’s website is www.cuisinart.com.
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