PRO Delonghi DC514t 14-cup Programmable Drip Coffeemaker
The sleek design of “Delonghi dc514t 14-cup Programmable Drip Coffeemaker” goes very well with modern countertops like the one I have in my kitchen. The unit is not too bulky and takes up only a small space on my counter. What made it more appealing was the easy to operate, programmable functions which allowed me to leave the coffee pot on overnight so I could wake up to the wonderful coffee aroma that fills my kitchen.
Also, I can personally vouch that that this particular Delonghi dc514t 14-cup Programmable Drip Coffeemaker makes a heavenly cup of coffee. I have gone through four coffee makers and I can say that the DeLonghi makes the best tasting coffee by a long shot. This can be largely attributed to the shower-type drip which fully soaks the ground coffee beans, thus letting you get most of the flavor into your freshly brewed pot. Also, the coffeemaker is equipped with a state-of-the-art water filtration system which gets rid of chlorine-induced flavors that make coffee less flavorful.
Another thing that I like about this coffee making device is its larger capacity which gives you about 14 cups of freshly brewed coffee in each batch. This is quite a big difference from the 10 cups that I’m used to getting from its counterparts.
CONTRA Delonghi DC514t 14-cup
The biggest problem I had with this Delonghi dc514t 14-cup Programmable Drip Coffeemaker unit was the leakage. When you leave the unit on with some water in the tank, you are more likely to wake up with a leaked countertop. This happened to me a couple of times so I ended up foregoing the prolonged brewing process.
Another issue I had with the DeLonghi was with the plastic attachment in the hot plate which apparently, was not totally heat resistant. It had thermal resistance but only to a certain extent. I’m not really sure what happened but the plastic part began to melt one day. It was a good thing that it did not catch fire or something to that effect. I had to call the customer service hotline to get this replaced. They shipped me a replacement after a few weeks and I did not have a problem since.
Apart from that, other factors that gave me some pause as I was considering buying the product was the relatively high power rating (1100 Watts) which translated to a more expensive monthly electric bill for my household.
RESULT: 4 Stars, Recommended
This coffee maker brews the most flavorful coffee I’ve ever tasted and made at home. Apart from durability issues, this device comes highly recommended for people who are after the experience of enjoying the best tasting home-brewed coffee.