Metal carafes rule. no more scorched coffee, nor burnt hot-plate.
8 July 2013
Summary: All-day warm coffee because of the metal carafe. not scorched by the heat-plate, like cheap glass-pot coffee-makers. That's why we bought this Cuisinart. The critiques of the difficult pouring are valid, but the metal carafe works as intended for insulation. We Will keep eyes open for more cheap deals. Metal carafes don't break like the glass ones do.
Summary: Coffee pot is very nice. The only draw back is we previously had a Barista coffee maker and it was very substantial. This unit is higher quality than most coffee makers, it is just that the handle is lightweight plastic and it is hard to empty the carafe and clean the pot because the opening is very small. Nothing that we can't deal with, but concerned about the durability of some of the parts.
Summary: My old 2002 grind and brew cuisenart started to leak, I bought the white coffee maker, easy to clean, unsure (because of reviews) how difficult the top of the coffee maker would be, found it's a snap to put on and no leakage.. It's uncomplicated and easy to use. Love the water level indicator. Looks great on the counter, blends in with my decor.
Pros: Brews Quickly, Durable, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, It's Very Quiet, Large Pot, Multiple Settings, Stylish
Pros: Easy to use and does a good job of keeping the coffee hot without scorching it. I was a little worried about the gold basket letting the fine grind I use through, Then I found out it will also let you use a number 4 paper filter.
Cons: The thermal carafe works well, But to keep the heat in they use a small airlock that somewhat limits the rate at witch you can pour. Not real bad, But it's noticeable.
Summary: I absolutely love this coffee maker. The charcoal filter makes sure you are starting without any outside tastes. The bell that lets you know when the brewing is finished is great. I have been using thermal coffee pots for about ten years and the Cuisinart DCC-1150 is by far the best. The coffee starts out very hot and stays that way for hours. I highly recommend this coffee pot.
Good looking and well working for almost half the price of competitors.
2 October 2011
Summary: The refurb we got was like new. The price was about what you would expect to replace a thermal carafe. If you are like me and want to get away from burnt coffee taste an hour later this is the way to go. Coffee does pour out slow at the last cup but you should leave the top locked as in the brew position. It only loosens for removal to clean.