Don't Buy. We've had this machine for fewer than ...
Fan Chongyi, Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: Don't Buy. We've had this machine for fewer than three months and we've done everything reviewers have suggested as ways to keep the pot clean and coffee from leaking all over the counter -- everything -- but we still have the problem. It's a rare morning that we don't wind up with a puddle.
Summary: I specifically purchased this item to go under a cabinet inside of an appliance garage. The dimensions say 8 x 9 x 13. It is not. The height is 14 1/8th inch. The width is 8 inches and the depth (with the pot angled as much as possible to diminish the depth, but not affect the width) is 10 inches. I can live with the width and depth, but I cannot trim 1 1/8th inches off the coffee maker or my cabinets. Does it make good coffee? I don't care. It doesn't fit.
Summary: This thing overflowed from the get go. First 3 pots leaked all over the counter. Prior coffeemaker was a Cuisinart grind and brew and it was great, except I hated the grind function. They've lost lost me now.
Summary: I liked this coffee maker until this morning. It's about a year-old. Saw a lot of smoke coming out of the back of unit at electrical cord, terrible electrical wire fire smell filled the kitchen. Cuisinart customer service offered no apologies and was all biz about sending UPS out here to pick up the defective unit before we can get a replacement. The burden is on me to box it up and have it waiting for UPS who will arrive in the next 5-7 days.
A comparison of Cuisinart coffee makers DTC-975BKN and DCC-1150BK.
18 May 2012
Summary: This review will be posted on each of the above coffee makers. After 4 years of ownership, my DTC-975BKN coffee maker died due to an electrical surge during a storm. This coffee maker made excellent coffee and the thermal carafe kept the coffee hot enough to drink. This coffee maker was not perfect, however. As other reviewers have stated, if the lid is not perfectly screwed on you will wake up to coffee all over the counter.
Summary: Doesn't brew coffee hot enough and carafe doesn't keep it warm for more than 30 minutes. If you like a very strong cup of coffee, the basket for the grinds will only hold enough coffee grinds for about 7 cups of strong coffee.
Summary: Although the coffeemaker (Cuisinart DCC-1150), makes a good cup of coffee, this product has user friendly problems... The carafe is horribly designed... It pours very slow and requires the user to turn the carafe upside down to empty. This plus the section where you fill the the coffee maker with water is small and the lid is in the way, make for having to use other means then the carafe to fill the unit...
Summary: I had to come back a Year after purchasing this coffee maker to warn people. This is by far the worst I have ever owned, it is going in the trash. The vacuum pot doesn't keep the coffee hot. It is difficult to fill the water. Half the time the spring keeps the valve closed so instead of pouring the brewing coffee into the pot it over-flows and dumps all over the kitchen. I can't beleive Cuisinart sells this product.
Summary: We have had this coffee maker for just one year. In the last two months, the clean light has come on after only a couple weeks time since the last time we ran it through the clean cycle. Now we can't get the clean light to go off unless we unplug the machine for at least one hour. You are not able to override the clean detection sensor and just brew coffee, so you are out of luck to brew coffee unless unplug the machine for one hour.