Excerpt: My sister in law has one and I admired it then bought one. I love the size, it's compact and perfect for a couple. Brews perfectly every time and I love that the water tank comes out. Definitely, if you pour fast, it's going to spill. I grew up in a Japanese household so we pour gently and there isn't an issue with spillage.
Excerpt: Love this coffee maker. I bought some bulk tea off the internet and tried it in tea balls and it was tasteless. I decided to try it in this coffee maker. The tea tasted totally different, it was really good, coffee also tastes better in this than my old coffee maker. The down side to this it only holds three cups of water instead of five. I measure out water from my liquid measuring cup and the coffee maker is filled to five cups after pouring only three cups into it.
Excerpt: Con: drippy pour, complicated to make coffee no auto-turnoff (dangerous at times). Pro: best tasting coffee I've had in a home drip, great size for apartment. Overall: If you don't mind the haste, it's an amazing cup of coffee.
Do not purchase this product unless you like the taste and smell of plastic.
Dan Huebner, Amazon
28 November 2013
Summary: I don't understand the high reviews for this item. Coffee doesn't get hot enough to brew properly and after trying to flush unit with many water cycles it didn't phase the prominent plastic odor and taste. Also if plastic odor and taste are this bad think of all the carcinogens that are going into your body.
Summary: I bought the EC-DAC50 on October 31, 2011 so I have had lots of experience with this coffee maker. First, it makes outstanding coffee and has many great features, like the handy removable reservoir, the filter and the general form factor and design. However, the carafe is paper thin and is absolutely guaranteed to crack around the metal band. Guaranteed! No matter how delicately you handle it or how much you avoid thermal shock, it will break.
Excerpt: It's perfect for our family. We want a fresh cup of coffee in the morning before work. For 2 people we use the 5 cup mark which fills a mug with room for milk. I love the style, size and that the filter sits right on top of the carafe. We do not leave it on! Pour the coffee and turn it off. It's perfectly hot and brews a great cup of coffee. It is quick. Get it ready the night before and just hit the button in the AM. I am very particular about my coffee!
Summary: Pros: Makes good coffee, looks good on the counter, is VERY quiet, you can use your own coffee without having to buy pods, love the water refill canister on it, great size for a small space. This really can take about any smaller size filter I had a ton of 8 cup basket style filters that when folded into four fit very nicely. Cons: A bit pricey (but I got it at a good price from Kohls!
Summary: The instruction manual took me a while, but now that the coffee pot is off and running, I find that it makes very good coffee indeed with the flip of one switch. No esoteric programming schedules or dog and pony shows. Just a well constructed old-style coffee maker that works.