Summary: We received this Cuisinart as a present because the handle on our old reliable Krupps steel thermos carafe broke. My parents no doubt chose it due to the steel carafe, but it only holds 10 cups, even though the basket looks like it was designed for a 12 cup. The body of the machine is cheap, thin plastic. The basket is flimsier than the substitute filter from the Krupps. Also the damned thing keeps overflowing.
Summary: Over flows! The lid on the filling top doesn't close all the way causing the entire mechanism to not properly work! It's going back. Very bad. Huge mess several times. Waste of expensive coffee. Pot top is difficult to remove but I suppose this is to keep the coffee 'hot'. Top lid is large and should be divided in two parts. This thing is a nightmare.
Summary: We had to have a small base coffee pot to fit our space. That's the good. It is aggravating that it does not have a burner to keep the coffee warm. A caraffe alone does not do the job, so you better be ready to drink it as soon as it stops making or you will have lukewarm coffee.
Summary: The good about this coffeemaker is it makes good tasting coffee and the thermal carafe works well to keep the coffee hot. The bad - The directions say do not use too finely ground coffee as the water/coffee may back up in the filter basket. So, I have been using a regular grind. However, in spite of that, it still occasionally fills up the coffee ground reservoir with water and doesn't drain it into the pot.
I thought Cuisinart was supposed to be better than this
Mama to 3 "Jean", Amazon
29 December 2009
Summary: Worst. Coffee. Pot. Ever. The perfect pot for those who love lukewarm coffee with an ashtray taste. You should also acquire a taste for grinds if you want to brew over 6 or 7 cups. What a mess! BLAH! We took it back and will return to our glorious percolator ways. I will miss the programmable feature, but everything from the lukewarm coffee (should I really have to microwave my coffee just after I pour it?!?!?
Summary: I've had the DCC-755 for a month now, brewing a pot of coffee every morning. I'm pleased with its performance and the quality of the coffee it brews. I use 8 O'Clock Columbian whole bean coffee and use 10 Tbs. of whole beans for each 10 cup pot. It's best to fill the metal pot with hot water before brewing in order to help keep the coffee hot. It stays hot enough for about 2 hours and usually needs a shot in the microwave to bring it up to temperature.
Summary: I would give this an average since the unit has some problems. The simple mechanism for the dripping of coffee into the pot sometimes gets stuck which has caused overflow conditions (coffee grinds block the water and the water overflows the basket causing a real mess). Coffee temperature is lukewarm after the cycle completes. My wife and I are finding it necessary to microwave a cup right after it comes out. All in all, an average unit.
Summary: Machine looked nice. BUT - when brewing a full pot, the spring loaded valve on the bottom of the basket plugged up, spilling coffee out the top, when it did drip, the coffee in the carafe was warm, not hot, and lastly, when you try to pour out of the carafe you need to turn the carafe upside down to get the coffee out of it. Oh, not to mention, you can hardly get the lid off the carafe if you don't want to turn it upside down. As I said though, nick looking unit.
Summary: About once a week something happens where the coffee stays in the filter area and does not go into the carafe. I think this must happen when the carafe is not seated in the maker properly. We are extra careful about trying to get it right -and it still happens. Also the carafe lid is hard to get on and off and pouring is very slow. After several months of trying to make it work -we have decided to give up and get something else. I wish I had returned it right away now.
Summary: I received this coffee maker VERY fast! I had broken my old glass Mr. Coffee and wanted to replace it with a thermal-carafe unit. It arrived in great condition and the set-up was very easy. I didn't realize that it came with a charcoal water filter that is so convenient to use and change. It also comes with a permanent washable filter in case I run out of paper filters.