Summary: This is a nice looking coffeemaker and brews good tasting coffee. However - it's not nearly hot enough and has to be heated in the microwave before drinking. Also, the design of the carafe makes it very difficult to pour when the carafe is less than half full.
Summary: I have a Cuisinart glass carafe which is going on 10 yrs old and makes a better cup of coffee. The problem I found with the thermal carafe is that the coffee did not get as hot as the glass carafe and since the lid did not close 100%, the remaining coffee cooled fast.
Summary: We have been using our Cuisinart DTC 950C coffee maker for about 8 years and we have been very happy with it so when it came time to purchase a new one for a new kitchen we picked what we thought was a similar model expecting to be just as delighted.
Summary: The price was reasonable and it produces good-tasting coffee with reasonable speed, which is why I'm keeping it, but... It has multiple annoying features, which is why I'm already visualizing the next coffee maker I will buy (probably a KitchenAid, I'm thinking): 1.
Summary: It's a beautiful, sleek, stainless coffeemaker. And it looks good on the kitchen counter. But it depends on the thermal carafe to keep the coffee warm, not the little burner on the bottom which doesn't heat up at all, so the coffee doesn't really stay hot for any period of time.