Summary: We have been using thermal coffeemakers for some time now however our biggest complaint was that the coffee was not HOT. This was not a real concern as the advantages of the thermal coffeemaker far outweighed the regular maker by far. No burnt taste the longer the pot was on the warmer etc. We decided to spend a little more money on the Cuisinart and it has proven to be an excellent investment in order to have hot coffee.
Summary: I purchased this coffee maker for our camp.. used it on weekends only for approximately 10 months, then the lid started to give us problems. Coffeemaker works great. filing it with water is very tricky and the lid comes off every time we open it to fill. I wish I could return it or exchange it but i'm told the warranty ran out.
Summary: keeps coffee hot for at least 2 hrs cant reheat because of no element on bottom cleans up beautifully like the fact you can use permanent filter or paper with paper you can get more coffee grounds in
Summary: We replaced our older Cuisinart model (a model with the heating element) with the DCC-2900C and regret it. Pouring water in the narrow opening so close to the lid hinge requires a much slower and steadier hand than necessary. You will spill water. I had no problem viewing the numbers on the water scale, but it would be nice if the instructions told you what the scale is equal to.
Summary: I replaced my old Cuisinart coffeemaker with this model because the company makes a reliable product. The controls are easy to read and use. The thermal carafe keeps coffee hot for several hours and prevents that "cooked" taste. I also like the sleek design. The only negative is that the pour spout splashes instead of coming out in a smooth flow.
Summary: We bought this to replace a small 8 cup maker that we had because as you know 8 cups does not mean eight - eight ounce cups. This 12 cup maker is around 8 actual mugs of coffee (although we don't know the exact capacity). It brews the entire pot in about 11 minutes which is fine for us since we usually use the timer so it is ready in the morning. The coffee is REALLY hot and we love how it pours (no need to turn the lid, it just pours automatically).
Summary: After doing exhaustive research on Amazon, I wanted to get this coffee machine and I am glad I did! Despite some of the rather ridiculously picky and some downright stupid comments which I read on Amazon.com by people who simply don't appreciate how good the price of this machine is, I knew that I could take a chance because pretty much everyone agreed on how GOOD TASTING the coffee from this machine really was.
Summary: I bought this model secifically for the termal carafe so I could have coffee available for clients without having the coffe maker in my office. For that is works great & the charcoal filter was an unexpected bonus. the controls on the coffee maker are easy to use, but the filling the coffeemaker.is a bit awkward.