DeLonghi DCF212T 12 Cup Coffee Maker
Fortunately, Delonghi has a coffee maker that has excellent features but is offered for a price that would not put a hole in your pocket.
This unit has a 12-cup capacity. This means that the coffee maker can serve up to 12-cups of coffee in a single brewing.
The programmable digital timer is also a popular feature. The 24-hour programmable digital timer of the coffee maker allows you to set the controls in advance so that the brewing process will take place during the exact time you designated.
The coffee maker also has the aroma button. This features allow the thorough saturation of the coffee grounds a little at a time in order to extract the full aroma and flavor of the grounds.
The non-stick warming plate is also another important feature. With this feature, the accummulation of mess is prevented. The non-stick warming plate is easy to wash and clean.
The Pause and Serve option is a very useful feature. The Pause and Serve function enables you to grab a cup of coffee even if the brewing process is not yet finished.
Another feature is the 2-hour shut off. This one is important if you are the type who forgets to turn off the machine often. After two hours, the unit will automatically shut down.
There is also the water-level filter indicator. This one allows you to see and determine the amount of water in the tank.
Another very important feature is the front access. This allows you to easily fill the water tank and ground coffee filter without taking the unit from under the counter.
This unit has many advantages. One of these is that it is easy to clean. Some components are
removable, making them easy to wash. Another good thing about this unit is that it has a big serving capacity, 12 cups at most. The price is also not very expensive.
The average price of this model is below $80. If you compare it with other models with similar features, you will know that this unit is a great deal cheaper. The unit is also safe to use. This automatically shuts down after two hours. So even if you forgot to turn it off, you don't have to worry about causing fire or wasting electricity.
Another great thing about this unit is that it enables you to put the filter, the water, and the coffee grounds in the machine without actually moving it.
There are also many negative feebacks about this item. One of these is about the digital clock. There are consumers who claimed that the digital clock is clumsy. You can actually have difficulty setting the program because the digital clock is faulty.
Another bad point is that there are actually instances when the machine, specifically the heating element, stops working a few days after the first use. The limitation in color and design is also a drawback.
The unit is only available in black. Some online stores won't ship the product if the adrressee is located outside the US. This makes the item not widely available. Pros
- programmable timer
- allows you to get a cup of coffee even if the brewing is still on
- very affordable and less expensive compared to other models
- has features that allow easy cleaningCons
- not widely available
- the digital clock sometimes doesn't work
- limited color and design
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