Summary: While this maker is capable of making good coffee, it is flawed by a poor design. IF TOP LID IS NOT SECURE after adding water and Coffee, then maker will not release brewed coffee to carafe - this in turn leads to coffee overflow and clogged mechanism. When this happens all you can do is dump coffee clean up mess and try again. This has happened to us many times since buying the unit one month ago. I will replace with another model.
Summary: It seems like all of the companies that used to make high quality coffeemakers have gone downhill. First Krups, then Braun and now Cuisinart. These companies have all started to use more plastic and cheaper electronics. I went through 2 DCC-750s before I finally gave up. With the first one I received, the base started to melt around the warming plate after a week. I exchanged it for another and that one didn't work at all!