Summary: This unit is a disappointment. After one use the automatic stop coffee making to allow a person to pour a non completed cycle cup of coffee fell off. The cover for the coffee pot is very difficuolt an not user friendly at all. Cleaning the pot after use is less than great. Called the manufacturer and was treated very poorly and totally non helpful. This was the thrid DeLonghi coffee maker that I have purchased. It will be the last one.
Summary: Overall, this is a good coffee maker. Our last coffee was not working well, and I didn't want to get stuck without coffee. We bought this for under $40, so it fills the gap until we can find the best option for us. The freshness timer is nice, and the auto off works (broke on our last coffee pot). It makes a good cup of coffee, but I wish it stayed hotter. The carafe is all stainless, no glass interior, so you have to leave it on the burner.
Summary: I bought this coffee maker because of the stainless steel carafe. I've broken so many glass carafes -- and then can't find the right size replacements! So this unbreakable model is meant for me. The reservoir is easy to fill, and I love the inside measuring "ladder," so I can easily see how much I am brewing. The coffee taste is wonderful and the mesh filter basket is convenient. The only thing I don't like is that the lid is tricky to get on and off.
The DeLonghi DC512TTC Stainless Steel Coffee Maker
4 April 2009
Summary: I bought the DeLonghi Stainless Steel 12-cup coffee maker because I started drinking fresh brewed coffee at work and wanted to wake up each morning to a fresh brewed cup of coffee. I love it because its' easy to use, from setting the time and programing it to start in the morning. It looks great on my granite kitchen countertop. It makes a great cup of coffee and features a small panel int the front that lets you know how long the coffee has been brewed for.
Summary: We ordered this through Airmiles points. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a review of this product but figured with a $140 price tag it should make decent coffee. Well the coffee is not very hot and the carafe doesn't keep it hot. It also takes up a lot of counter space. We ended up buying a $22 Black & Decker instead which makes very hot coffee!