Summary: I have been a Bunn coffee maker person , most of my life, but this coffee maker is a great one. I especially like the separate water container you just slip into the machine..no more pouring! Brews any strength you prefer, haven't tried the set feature yet, but all in all, I'd suggest this coffee maker to a friend.
Summary: The coffee pot makes delicious coffee. I don't even like my cheaper coffee drip makers anymore. But, it is a learning curve trying to seat the pot so that the counter does not become wet with overflowing water and grounds. We have finally decided to not use the pause button - which has been part of the problem. So, download the manual and study it first...and brew some water for awhile until you make sure you know how to seat the pot.
Summary: I was a bit worried buying the DCM485 after reading so many poor reviews but now think the reviews are poor not the coffee maker. I have not had mine for more than a month but using it twice a day, I have not seen any issues as pouring the carafe or having overflow shutoff valve problems. The top of the carafe has two setting positions marked with arrows, one for brew mode (closed down)and the second for puring mode(open spout).
Summary: I love the design of this coffee maker. I bought it to use for work and three of us share it. Everyone loves the coffee it makes. We also love the removable water tank. It makes it easy to fill. I have only two small complaints, which would not discourage me from buying it. The first complaint is that if the carafe is not placed exactly straight under the machine, the coffee will back up and spill over.
Summary: Love that the karafe keeps the coffee hot, does not need to be on the plaque. Love the water filters. Can be programmed to brew coffee at a certain time. Design is pretty fancy. Don't like the handle too thin, but still does the job. Filters you can find on google, but don't ask the maker they don't even carry them. The cup warmer is a good idea, if two cups fit and if it stayed warm. Otherwise better than Starbucks for sures. Would buy again.
Summary: I purchased this pot, used to get a better price on it. I was looking for a coffee pot with the caraffe as I get up about 2 hours earlier than my husband. We needed something that would keep coffee hot without burning it. The caraffe is great, keeps the coffee hot for quite a while. However, you have to pour it slowly or it spills on the counter. There's quite a trick to it. The pamphlet that came with it shows a water filter, but it did not come with one.
Summary: The coffee maker is easy to use unless you want to program it - then's difficult to figure out. I still can't program it to work in the morning - it's been a week since I bought it. Steel carafe keeps coffee warm for an hour or so - there is no warming plate on the bottom. The screw-on top round lid must be turned 180 degrees to pour the coffee and then MUST be turned back to place the carafe back - really inconvenient and a pain. Makes decent doffee.
Summary: If you're looking for the regular Coffe Maker this one is for you. Looks great, has timer and water filter The only think I don't like, it doesn't keep the coffe hot for a long time. Overall this coffe maker worth the investment.
Summary: Sure, it's no Krups and it's far from a professional barista quality coffee maker, but it brews a good solid cup of coffee and it's relatively easy to operate. People have complained that the carafe drips all over their counter when pouring, but it is important to note that you have to use the carafe according to directions. It's pretty simple - turn the lid and match an arrow to a picture. NOT doing this simple task will result in a mess...
Summary: Have been using the coffee maker for about one month and really like it. I love the way it looks. As many have mentioned it can be messy when pouring coffee out, but when done properly I hardly ever have a problem. Just set the top to the correct setting and pour slowly. Keeps coffee at a good temperature for about 3 hours without any bitter taste. Coffee stays warm with the thermal carafe, not heat element.