Summary: Obituaries, March 13th, 2014. Our DeLonghi coffee maker, purchased from Amazon, passed away early this morning. It's never good to lose someone you had just gotten to know after only a few months, but this was a total surprise. It was totally unexpected and there had been no warning signs prior. Usually, we can prepare ourselves if there is an extended period of slow progression into a downward spiral, but this just wasn't the case this time.
Summary: 1 - when cold water is in the pot, it pours OK. When heated, the plastic top ring expands and hot liquid seeps (pours) out from around the plastic to glass seal and runs down the side and on floor. 2 - when you open the top after using it, the condensed water on the inside runs down the inside top and out the back on the table.
Summary: I was very disappointed in this coffeemaker. I should have listened to the other reviewers who said the pot leaked no matter what they did. The same thing happened to me. The leak was coming from under the band around the top of the pot so it did not matter how you poured. This is a design flaw. Too bad, because it made great coffee. I returned it.
Summary: Sure, this coffee maker LOOKS great, but the lid to the water tank doesn't stay closed. Not only is this coffee maker expensive, but the machine is HUGE! I sent it back & was VERY please with Amazon's return policy. FYI, I just purchased a Mr. Coffee 12 cup automatic coffee maker (which received high reviews in Consumer Reports) and I ADORE it. It was also 30 dollars cheaper!
Summary: This coffeemakerv looks great in our kitchen, however I'm not happy with the product. First off, it's extremely hard to keep clean. A simple wipe down with a rag leaves horrible streaks. Second, the coffee will only stay heated for one hour, after which the product will turn off, and you are unable to turn it back on to warm the leftover coffee. So, basically, I will use this product for a bit, then look for another one to better suit our needs....
Summary: I own a prosumer Quickmill Anita espresso machine, but wanted a standard drip coffee maker to auto-brew first thing in the morning. After some research, I settled on the DeLonghi DC514T. Having owned this for three months, I want to share my observations. The carafe seems solid; I've had problems with breaking the carafes on other machines, and the glass seems to take more abuse (often while cleaning). The electronics are simple, but allow a single auto-start.