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.
Summary: I bought the DeLonghi DCM485 after reading reviews on all the other thermal carafe coffee makers I could find. My wife and I are quite pleased with the quality of the coffee this unit brews. Keep in mind that we are somewhat coffee "snobs", at least that's how my Mom views us :-) .
Summary: I recently purchased this product. I got a good deal due to it being a demo in a Starbuck store. It had been used for coffee samples and needed cleaning. After that, it has served me well. The coffee it makes is great!
Summary: I disagree with many of the other people reviewing this coffee maker. I buy a new coffee maker about every six to nine months because I am fussy about coffee quality and features. First and foremost, this maker brews an excellent pot of coffee.
Summary: Just bought this gadget at Starbucks. Gave me $20 off plus 2Lbs of my choice of coffee. Good deal- $109. OK- I'm kinda sorta a coffee snob. But I can make allowances, I'm flexible at times. The LowDown: #1 Ideal temps for brewing are between 190&200 deg F. I was told it brewed @200F.
Summary: I'm very pleased with this coffee maker. I especially like the removable water tank. I use filtered water so I don't need to worry about the unit's filtering system, which, honestly, seems a little cheesy for such a nice unit anyway.
Summary: My favorite cup of coffee is gone. I had to lay my Krups machine to rest just yesterday. It suffered from terminal handle dislocation and so I took the merciful route (merciful to my pocket book!) and refused to buy a third carafe (the handles kept breaking at the top connector).
okay so far, but where on earth do you get water filters?
M. Neubauer, Amazon
4 April 2005
Summary: Looks great,coffee tastes great, but absolutely not a word in the manual or on the box about where to get replacement water filters. Odd, isn't it? And not a peep on the DeLonghi web site. You'd think they'd see the obvious moneymaking opportunity here. Help!!!!