DeLonghi DC514T 14-Cup Programmable Drip Coffeemaker

by admin on May 30, 2010

  • 14-cup drip coffeemaker with 24-hour programmable timer and 2-hour auto shut-off
  • Showerhead design; aroma button for enhanced flavor and aroma of coffee
  • Push-button controls; blue backlit display; permanent gold-tone filter; water-level indicator
  • Glass carafe; pause-and-serve function; non-stick warming plate; cord storage
  • Measures approximately 8-1/2 by 7-1/5 by 13-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Product Description
DeLonghi’s Drip Coffee Maker comes from an elite line of coffe making devices. The 24 hour programable timer lets you wake up to the aroma of fresh brewed coffee. The permanent gold-tone filter is durable and long-lasting, and is specially designed to keep even the finest grounds out of your coffee. It’s shower head design helps to extract your coffee’s full natural flavor by allowing water to completely saturate all coffee grounds. Advanced water filtration eliminates off-flavors caused by chlorine. It even features an automatic decalification warning to indicate when it’s time to clean the machine. Other features include and “Aroma Button” which uses a special process to slowly extract the best flavor from you coffee, cord storage, non-stick warming plate and a pause ‘n serve function allows you to interupt the brewing process to pour a cup.

DeLonghi DC514T 14-Cup Programmable Drip Coffeemaker

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Richard May 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Just bought this coffee maker and I’m returning it tomorrow. The LCD display is very, very dim. Unless you have razor eyesight I would try another brand.
Rating: 1 / 5

D. Ford May 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I am not an everyday drinker and only make coffee on the weekends for friends and family. I needed a large pot which held at least 12-14 cups. I drink coffee everyday at work but usually purchase it from the local store. I really enjoy making a pot of coffee with this because the whenever pouring into the maker or a cup there is ABSOLUTELY no spillage. The pot was designed in a way that prevents this from happening. Also you can notice a difference with the aroma button which sprays the beans in increments instead of just a constant stream. Have owned this for about 2 years now and have not had any problems with it. I am extremely pleased. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Rating: 5 / 5

Eric May 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm

We purchased this coffee pot in March 2009. Today, it stopped functioning. Clock runs and LEDs light, but nothing else works. Seems the heater element is bad. No brewing, no heat, no coffee. Normally for such poor quality, I would rate this as a one star. However, while it worked, the coffee it brewed was amazing. The “Aroma” feature is so well-designed a feature, that I would likely buy another DeLonghi (but perhaps not this model).

We did not experience any of the “melting plastic” problems that others have mentioned, but most of those reviews seem to be from circa 2008, so it seems that perhaps they’ve resolved this problem. Unfortunately, seems that not all problems have been solved.

While we had this pot, it was used at least 6 times per week, a rate three times the past pots we’ve had. Still, I had expected better life from this pot and we are sad to see it go. To be fair, we have not yet contacted DeLonghi USA, which we will do soon. If our contacting them yields good results, I will update this review. But for now, we would caution against purchasing this product.

APRIL 24, 2010 UPDATE

DeLonghi Customer Service did replace the unit. It required several e-mail exchanges and a gentle reminder from me that “we had expected better quality” from DeLonghi, but in the end, they did replace it, even though it was out of warranty. To get a replacement unit, I had to send the cut-off end of the power cord (but not the entire unit) and a check for $15. I’ve improved the rating to 3 stars, as the coffee it makes is really very good, but the quality is worse than expected.
Rating: 3 / 5

Barbara Dierdorff May 30, 2010 at 9:55 pm

The first Delonghi coffee maker we got from Amazon was not working correctly so we sent it back and they immediately replaced it. The new one works perfectly and makes the coffee hot!!! It is excellent!!!
Rating: 5 / 5

D. Masch May 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm

we thought long and hard over the lage capacity,but then we realized we have many visitors and the large capacity comes in handy ,also we like the no spill spout when pouring even when very full.

however we are still waiting for the promised factory rebate after two months of the purchase !
Rating: 5 / 5

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