Summary: It looked great on the counter and brewed a good cup of coffee but stopped brewing in the middle of a brew cycle at around 8 months. My previous coffee maker was a Cusinart and it lasted around 6 or 7 years. I was disappointed that this only lasted about 8 months. Luckily I had picked it up on here for around $44. It wasn't worth it to me to mess with contacting DeLonghi. I just replaced it with another Cusinart.
Great coffee maker, but don't expect it to last forever!
17 October 2013
Summary: This coffee maker makes the best and hottest coffee. The dual burner is exclusive to this model. If you can buy it cheep all the best. I now have bought my third one. The longest one lasting almost three years. They originally retailed for $300, but I've only paid $55-$70. Typically listed on amazon for $150. As I know it won't last ten years, I won't pay a lot.
Summary: This is a great looking unit that produces wonderful coffee for 13 months! DeLonghi supposedly makes good products, but this is sure not one of them. It stopped working one month after the warranty expiration. Do not waste your money on this. Check some of the other reviews and you will see similar comments from others.
Summary: I love it. I could not be happier. I will tell you that the first one that was sent to me had a short and I had to return it. However, the replacement has worked like a charm and I could not be happier. I do not know if it is the speed at which this coffee maker functions or the fact that the carafe does not drip that I love more. I would happily recommend this to another user.
Summary: After reading the negative reviews I searched and searched and just wasn't willing to pay the Technivorm money. Too much cheap plastic on those for $300. This thing is built like a clock. For $50 how could I go wrong? I like it so much I bought a backup for $44 after using it for a week since everyone says they die. Well, mine works perfectly since May 2011.
Summary: We bought the DeLonghiDCM900 seven months ago, despite the reviews, because of the temperature it brew coffee. We were very happy with it until It stopped working one morning. The blue light on the power switch came on, but nothing else happened. We are not really disappointed at the coffee maker, since we knew this could happen, it was all over the reviews, but for some reason we thought it was not going to happen to us. Well...it did. Fine.
Great Coffee but we have had 3 of 3 units die over time!
Richard Katz, Amazon
26 February 2012
Summary: These DeLonghi coffee makers are gorgeous and make wonderful coffee. They also have a very high mortality rate. What should I expect from Delonghi, though? It's a terrible waste of money as we're on our third purchased unit. It makes a VERY GOOD and fast pot of coffee. You absolutely cannot use very fine grind as it will backflow into the water reservoir along with coffee grinds.
Summary: I purchased this coffee maker in 2/09. It made excellent coffee and brewed quickly (6 minutes) as advertised. The unit quit working with in 3 months of purchase. I turned the switch on one morning, went upstairs, and came back to the kitchen to find water all over the counter and a strong electrical burning smell in the kitchen. I contacted Delongi customer service and they replaced it with relative ease. I got the replacement unit with in a week or two.