DeLonghi DCM485 10 Cups Coffee Maker - Polished Aluminium
(30 Epinions reviews)
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Nov 14, 2006 by derekadams121
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Looks great on the kitchen counter
Only one: Looks great on the kitchen counter
Cons: Poor brewing temperature; overflows; drips when pouring
Summary: I can't imagine a more poorly designed product, especially from DeLonghi. I have experienced all of the problems other reviewers have commented on and the overflowing/flooding is the worst of the problems. I walk into my kitchen every morning with ... read more
Feb 23, 2011 by drbelt
Not yet rated.
Pros: The flavor is excellent.
Cons: Awkward handle and VERY pricey water filter.
Summary: We had a thermal coffee pot that was easy to use, made great coffee, but had a button on the top that you pushed down when you needed to pour the coffee. In the up position it whistled. Over time that gets to you so when Starbucks put this DeLonghi ... read more
Feb 7, 2010 by mbrepair
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: Great looking. A good product after you fix it. See text.
Cons: Will fail before 2 years. Fix it per instructions.; See text.
Summary: These units go out after about a year and a half for two common causes. Most common problem.... When the coffeemaker fails to work it is usually the failure of one of two thermofuses accessible by removing the bottom panel. A continuity tester can ... read more
Jan 3, 2008 by cwgrlk8
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Sleek design, colorful display
Cons: Overflowing, drippy pours, tepid brew, lasted 1 year and then died electrically. Sleek slug.
Summary: I purchased this sleek machine at Starbucks for $149.00. The main unit's top loading for coffee grounds and the water basket are well designed, easy to use. The water level indicator on the side is clear, keeps you informed of the actual brewing ... read more
Jun 5, 2007 by rasweeney
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: excellent coffee
thermal carafe (no burnt coffee)
Cons: size (takes up a lot of counter space)
look (maybe too modern for some kitchens)
Summary: After a month of brewing coffee, I am very happy with this coffee maker. It has all the features you'd want in a coffee maker (unless you're a professional barista): thermal carafe, timer feature, reusable gold filter basket, water filter and brew ... read more
Oct 13, 2005 by shoppingjazz
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Good looks, removable water tank and no paper filters.
Cons: Drips,overflow and makes a generic cup of coffee.
Summary: I've been looking for a stylish thermal coffee maker in black to replace a favorite, ( nothing wrong..but the color).I thought I had found it, well I got the stylish part right, thats about it.I had read some reviews about the overflow and drip problem ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Sep 6, 2008 by makitaman2004
Pros: tough to say, all has failed so far
Cons: leaks everywhere, and has to be poured over sink,
also d9 zener diode burns out
Summary: i had my coffe maker die the other day i wasnt happy but i am a fix it kinda guy seens how it was a 100 bucks for iti took it apart and found the ckt. board inside on the board location d9 theres a glass diode that burnt out and shorted the ... read more
Aug 9, 2008 by gghh1919
Pros: It has not exploded or set my kitchen on fire, yet.
Cons: ugly, bulky, unnecessarily complicated, lousy spout that spills, annoying lid, faux Italian brand name, pretentious.
Summary: This is the most stupid & annoying coffee maker I've ever used. It doesn't even pour without spilling all over the counter. If you can't even design a spout, why are you making a pot, much less an entire machine. This thing is huge, and for what? ... read more
May 25, 2008 by efusco
Pros: looks, great features, stainless durability
Cons: reliability is non-existent
Summary: No, the coffee tasted fine, it's the lack of reliability that is hard to swallow. After reading all the mixed reviews (knowing the average was not so good) on this site I decided to buy the DeLonghi with my heart and give it a try. Bad, bad decision! ... read more
Mar 25, 2008 by jenn0776
Cons: Digital and forces us to get a new one.
Summary: This coffee maker overflows all the time!! It's very aggravating because then it's difficult to handle and you end up burning your ... read more
Dec 15, 2007 by nobuuks
Pros: Makes a decent cup as long as it works.
Cons: Poorly designed program buttons, overflow problem, it dies in about a year.
Summary: I'm in the same boat as the rest of the reviewers here! Had to replace my Aroma Grande, due to a recall, with the DeLonghi DCM485. All seemed to be good for about a year, other than one overflow and the stupid programming buttons. Then one morning I got ... read more
Dec 3, 2007 by katespak
Pros: Looks good.
Cons: Expensive, malfunctions.
Summary: We purchased this coffeemaker from Starbucks upon the recommendation of the Barista person. I loved the idea of the thermal carafe and thought that Starbucks' endorsement of the product would indicate that this was a good coffee maker. NOT! From the ... read more
Nov 18, 2007 by dwyejj
Cons: Not hot enough, hard to pour, not reliable
Summary: This along with the other Starbucks Barista coffee makers it replaced are very poor designs. Obviously nobody has tested these machines in any type of product qualification process. Starbucks replaced my defective Barista units, but their customer ... read more
Nov 3, 2007 by coffeegirl83
Pros: reusable gold filter,
even hot water dispersing
Cons: breaks after 2 years and company won't even sell you the parts to fix it!!!
Summary: Yesterday my Delonghi was working fine and aside from an annoying drip in the carafe when one pours coffee too quickly, I loved this machine. However this morning the machine would not work, the lights are on and it appears to be fine, but it does ... read more
Aug 13, 2007 by only1harpo
Pros: Looks good. Great coffee. Easy to use and clean.
Cons: Expensive. Coffee could brew warmer.
Summary: We have had this coffee maker for a year. It does require an attentive user - the carafe lid must be in the right position both for brewing and for pouring. Positions are clearly marked and work well. Show me a coffee maker that doesn't overflow if not ... read more
Jul 28, 2007 by starlight94684
Pros: The thermal carafe
Cons: temp varies, machine overflows & was dead in less than 6 months.
Summary: This product lasted less than 6 months. We lived with the temperature variations...unhappily. We tried to laugh off the overflows. We are a household of coffee snobs. We need a well made product that makes a decent cup of coffee without making a mess and ... read more
Jul 4, 2007 by tinascar
Pros: Makes good coffee, easy to clean, simple design
Cons: Annoying blinking light, cumbersome clock feature, drippy carafe, slow brew time
Summary: We bought this coffeemaker 18 months ago after our Starbucks 12-Cup Barista died after just one year. Starbucks was nice enough to give us the DeLonghi as a trade in for the Barista. Otherwise, we would have paid $159 for it. The carafe drips, unless ... read more
Jun 26, 2007 by armyssg
Pros: Looks great, brews quietly, makes great coffee.
Cons: It could brew a little faster
Summary: I have had no problems with this coffee maker. I didn't buy it, I am a soldier deployed to Iraq and this coffee maker was a gift from Starbucks. I have been using it for 10 months and the only time it has over flowed is when I forgot to make sure it was ... read more
Mar 27, 2007 by drsides
Pros: Looks great!
Cons: Lots of drips when you pour.
Summary: This coffee maker drips almost every time that I poured coffee with it. The problem is that you have to get the top perfectly lined up before pouring. And I mean EXACTLY lined up. Otherwise, you might as well grab the rag. Not a big spill.. just a ... read more
Mar 19, 2007 by red5282
Pros: Looks good
Cons: tepid coffee,leaking lid,overflow
Summary: Starbucks replaced my Barista Aroma with this disappointing DeLonghi machine. What a waste of expensive coffee beans and coffee! The lid leaks no matter how tightly I hold the lid on while pouring, spilling and wasting the coffee which is not hot enough, ... read more
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