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Delonghi DC514T 14 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker


When shopping for a coffee maker, what are the factors you consider? Probably, the first thing in mind is the functionality and design of the coffee maker. Delonghi, a leading manufacturer of coffee makers and other kitchen equipment, strives to combine functionality and sleek design in the DC514T 14-cup coffee maker.

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Key features

* Programmable timer - This feature is found in almost any modern coffee makers. The 24-hour programmable timer allows you to set the coffee maker a night before so you can wake up to freshly brewed coffee.

* Automatic shut-off - The 14-cup Coffee Maker DC514T has a 2-hour automatic shut-off feature. This means that if you've forgotten to turn off the machine, you don't have to worry because it will turn off by itself after two hours.

* Water level indicator - The water level indicator will help you easily determine if you poured the right amount of water into the coffee maker's tank.

* Pause and serve function - With this feature, you can sample a cup even if brewing is not yet complete.

* Non-stick warming plate - The non-stick warming plate ensures that cleaning the unit is easy and more convenient.

* Showerhead design - This feature improves the flavor and the aroma of the coffee.

* Aroma button - This feature aids in the enhancement of the flavor and aroma of the coffee blend. This is done by a system that extracts the grounds thoroughly.

Advantages

The silver-colored DC514T is a stylish coffee maker that could grace any modern kitchen. The design is sleek and sophisticated. With this unit, you can wake up to the aroma of your freshly brewed coffee. All you have to do is to set the programmable brewing feature the night before.

The machine makes use of slow brewing techniques, which make the coffee tastes better. The coffee made from it has a very strong aroma and taste.

According to consumers, the DC514T 14-cup Coffee Maker is also easy to use--the controls and programs are not as complicated as other models. So even if you are new to using this brand or coffee maker model, you won't have problems at all.

Another great thing about this unit is that it is not very expensive. The product ranges from $53 to $98, cheaper than most models.

Disadvantages

The 14-cup coffee maker, despite some impressive comments made about it, also received negative reviews. Many consumers are not really impressed with its design and features. In some cases, the LCD display of the unit is very dim.

Another major drawback about is that you can't easily buy it if you are living abroad. In some online stores, the item can only be shipped within the US. The color and design are also limited. Although silver is an excellent color, it does not complement non-modern kitchens.

Pros
- can be pre-programmed
- shuts off automatically
- prevents mess through its non-stick warming plate
- has features that enhance the flavor and the aroma of the coffee
- relatively cheaper
- has a sleek and elegant design

Cons
- the LCD display is not that bright
- not widely available
- color and design options are limited

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Nov 20, 2013
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Cracked Heating Coil NEW
by: Steve

Coffee maker started leaking water out the bottom. Looked at the other remarks and noticed that screws were not rusted out - I think they've been replaced with either brass or stainless steel. When I took the bottom off, I found the culprit. The water flows through an aluminum tube containing the heating coil. The aluminum tube was cracked and water was leaking out at that point. I've tried contacting the company for a replacement with no success. Made good coffee for a while.

Dec 04, 2012
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Bad Product
by: Anonymous

Do not buy this coffee maker, Cost about $59 - too high - and only worked for 5,6 months. Got a replacementunder warranty which cost an additional $15.00 for shipping, It worked for 5,6 months. Emailed and called customer service, and there was a different excuse each time with no satisfaction. Could have bought a cheaper coffee maker which would have lasted longer for less money - and no hassle.

Mar 05, 2011
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Run away from this....
by: A Glover

This coffe maker was a replacement for a 12 cup Cuisinart that died after three years. While buying this model seemed like the ideal relpacement it died after one year of use. While it made decent coffee I wouldn't recommend this machine at all. I'm not even bothering with the warranty repplacement as I don't need another POS to replace it. I'll be getting a Bunn or Kithenaid instead.

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