Summary: After publishing my first review of the DCC-2650 coffee maker, I was told by a great viewer to look in the manual and my disappointment was totally changed to I love this coffee maker. I had done something I never do, which was not to read the owner's manual first. After reading it I found the auto-off button and now my coffee maker can stay on for up to4 hours which settles my disappointment. It really is a wonderful machine and all that I expect from Cuisinart.
Summary: Sleek, fast, and sexy -- this machine rocks. I used to be a French press snob, but I got tired of filtering the grounds. Hey, waste not, want not. The coffee that comes out of this Cuisinart is DEE-LISH, and I'm even using the cheaper House Blend beans from Costco -- medium grind, per the instructions. No paper filter necessary and no bitterness! On top of that, the programmability is a piece of cake. Now my Joe is waiting for me in the morning, not the other way around.
Summary: Smooth, rich, flavorful coffee. This is the best coffee maker that we've ever owned, by far. I suspect the biggest reason for this is the replaceable water filter. This coffee maker brews quickly. The hot plate keeps the coffee at a pleasant, drinkable temperature, and as other reviewers have stated is adjustable. We use paper filters rather than the 'gold' filter. One feature that we really appreciate is the wide mouth of the water reservoir.