Cuisinart Thermal Coffee Maker Looks Nice, but has a Few Issues
Bryan Carey "Bryan Carey", Amazon
26 December 2011
Summary: The Cuisinart DCC- 1150 10 Cup Coffee Maker is a decent coffee maker overall with an equal share of pros and cons. I have owned several different coffee makers over the years and have used several Cuisinart coffee makers, but I never owned one until now. I was attracted to this particular model due to its appearance and its ability to save electricity.
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!
Summary: Purchased DTC975 2 years ago and miss the hot coffee all day long (GREAT thermal carafe). The problem with the DTC975 is the base located controls that get shorted out if the filter gets clogged and coffee overflows. So I purchased the DCC1150 with the controls are on the top and away from spillage. Two problems with the 1150,the carafe does not keep coffee HOT very long and it is difficult to pour the water into the tiny top fill reservoir opening.
Summary: We had the 12 cup Cuisinart for a long time, but the carafe actually got pretty gross inside so I wanted to replace it. When I saw the price of a replacement carafe, I decided just to buy this 10 cup model instead since we rarely need an entire 12 cups of coffee anyways. Let me start by saying the unit itself is gorgeous. It's slimline compared to the bulky 12 cup model. The carafe is more easily cleaned because the mouth opening is larger than the 12 cup unit.
Summary: This coffee maker does make coffee fine and it does look sharp. Hence the 3 stars - Has all the right programming etc - no fault there. However I have to tell you - it will not keep the coffee hot. The thermal carafe seems to be made of stainless steel now and it does not keep the coffee hot for the second cup. Quite a change from the glass thermos carafe we had before. That would keep coffee hot for well over a couple of hours.