Summary: Here is the good ... Makes good tasting coffee, the insulated thermal carafe keep the coffee hot for at least one hour. The 4 cup setting selection make the water hotter for better taste of small quantities. It is easy to use and easy to keep clean inside. Here is the bad ... the shower head spray patter design is bad, should be wider and with more pressure so as to cover the entire basket.
It is ok - poor quality, poor design, but it does brew hot.
14 August 2011
Summary: I chose this coffee maker over others because (1) I wanted coffee brewed at a hot temperature so the coffee tastes good (2) I wanted coffee to be easy to make (3) I wanted the coffee maker to last awhile, (4) I liked the idea of using the brew delay and carafe to have coffee ready when I wake up. Cuisinart coffee makers get very good reviews. I purchased a DCC-1150 at an excellent price.
Summary: Overall I like the coffee maker. It looks nice and brews coffee fast. I didn't know I would need the pointed filters when I bought it though. It keeps the coffee hot for many hours after brewing. The alarm is loud and can be annoying and it's hard to get the last of the coffee out of the pot without making a mess. Same with filling tank, never can seem to get all the water in the tank without having to go dump rest in sink.
Summary: I bought this coffee maker because my son has one and raved about it. I'm happy with it's speed when brewing, the quality of the coffee, but don't like that it doesn't stay warm long. By the second cup, I have to heat my coffee in the microwave, and that's a pain!