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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2009, 9:55am
Subject: Re: TECHNIVORM KNOCKOFF? Anyone tried the DeLonghi DCM900?
 

wondering what are your thoughts after reading the info on this thread



JonR10 Said:

Opinions are free today...what did you want an opinion about?
(I have never seen or used this coffeemaker)

Posted December 17, 2009 link


 
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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2009, 10:08am
Subject: Re: TECHNIVORM KNOCKOFF? Anyone tried the DeLonghi DCM900?
 

TheMummaFamily Said:

your receipt from sams would work--i think it is a delonghi rebate, not amazon

Posted December 17, 2009 link

Called the number on the rebate form and they said even though it says that you have to have the original form and no duplicates are allowed, she said that most forms are on the internet these days and have to printed off on your home computer anyhow, so that doesn't apply in this situation.  Bottom line the rebate center said the rebate would work.  

I started this thread with interests for a friend but I have a second home and we either use a French Press there or an Aeropress.  Forget the friend, I'm buying one for that house and making 10 cups at a time.  Just too bad that I have to order it online and I can't go to my local Sam's and pick it up.
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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2009, 11:01am
Subject: Re: TECHNIVORM KNOCKOFF? Anyone tried the DeLonghi DCM900?
 

I use a Krupps MokaBrew when I want drip.  I wonder how this machine compares to the MokaBrew??
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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2009, 11:10am
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Click Here (www.coffeegeek.com)

Here's a review - same model number but looks differently than the $ams machine.
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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2009, 11:25am
Subject: Re: TECHNIVORM KNOCKOFF? Anyone tried the DeLonghi DCM900?
 

If this is really the same (or similar) to the Kenwood CM900, I found the English instruction manual for it here and multilingual here (www.kenwoodworld.com).

There's a DeLonghi branded instruction manual for the DCM900 here (www.delonghiusa.com).

Looks interesting, no timer to automatically start your brew (but it does have a shutoff timer, I hear), two heating elements, gold permanent filter, descale reminder (every 90 brews) and a coffee scoop holder built into the base.

I'll probably stick with my clever coffee dripper, but this could be good for brewing full pots.  Maybe something to replace my in-law's perc pots.  I don't really look for timers in my makers since it usually means staling your coffee grounds overnight or using a sub-par built-in grinder.

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Posted Fri Dec 18, 2009, 3:55am
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wow, seems like a good deal, but read the reviews at amazon.  there are 4, but 2 had major issues, even though the machine has 4 stars overall.  one that had issues is the same review listed above from coffeegeek.  he updated his amazon review.

i looked up delonghi america on bbb.com as someone in a review did.  F rating!

however, if you want one from sam's get it now.  i believe the .01 ending means clearance.
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Posted Fri Dec 18, 2009, 4:58am
Subject: Re: TECHNIVORM KNOCKOFF? Anyone tried the DeLonghi DCM900?
 

Clay34 Said:

Jon, I know that you often recomend a Bunn unit for home use for those trying to buy something at a reasonable price.  

Posted December 17, 2009 link

I do like the Bunn machines, especially if you get the restricted flow spray head (Bunn offers it for free if you call them). Another alternative is to close off a couple holes in the stock head with pieces of toothpicks.  

Bunn uses the same technology for all of thier machines.  Prices at Amazon start around $90 for the base model and $120-ish for the thermal carafe model (if I remember correctly)



TheMummaFamily Said:

wondering what are your thoughts after reading the info on this thread

Posted December 17, 2009 link

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond, I have a good excuse though and my mommy wrote me a note!  Seriously though, I was stopped by the website problems earlier and then I forgot until this morning.  


Even at $70 or $80, I would probably spend a bit extra and get a Bunn.  I have no knowledge of the brewing temp. or longevity of the Delonghi but I do prefer the look of the Bunn better (just a personal opinion).  Maybe I have a bias against the Delonghi name because of the crappy espresso machines they make....

 
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Posted Fri Dec 18, 2009, 5:52am
Subject: Re: TECHNIVORM KNOCKOFF? Anyone tried the DeLonghi DCM900?
 

I bought this thing yesterday off an impulse buy.  At least it wasn't a red pair of shoes - ha.  The cost was 80.01 and I verified that the discount / rebate coupon would apply so cost was - $20 for a total of $60.01.  There was a small amount of shipping $5.75.  Sams has a liberal return policy.  While you have to cancel your on line order within an hour, you can take back the purchase to any actual store for a refund, but you can't get your shiping costs back.  Worst case I'm out $5.75

The BBB rating of an F was very encouraging.

I'm a Bunn guy, but just wanted an inexpensive coffee maker for the second home.  While French press is nice, I have 3 different Bodum presses, sometimes in the morning it is just so much simpler to just pour the water in the Bunn and watch good coffee come out quickly.  I remember the coffee makers that I had with all of the fancy buttons on them from Mr. Coffee and I much prefer a simple stable design.  Maybe the DCM9000 will make it back to Sams and a little Bunn will occupy the weekend place, but for $60 and limited availability I made another snap buying decision.  Let's see how long it takes to get here.

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Posted Fri Dec 18, 2009, 6:24am
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you will have to let us know how it goes clay.  keep us updated!
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Posted Wed Dec 23, 2009, 10:23am
Subject: Re: TECHNIVORM KNOCKOFF? Anyone tried the DeLonghi DCM900?
 

JonR10 Said:

I do like the Bunn machines, especially if you get the restricted flow spray head (Bunn offers it for free if you call them). Another alternative is to close off a couple holes in the stock head .... Maybe I have a bias against the Delonghi name because of the crappy espresso machines they make....

Posted December 18, 2009 link

Yes.  I always think of DeLonghi anything as subpar.  BTW JonR10, do you like bunn better than technivorm?  Please enlighten me,  because i have a bunn friend that is jealous of my technivorm, and she would love to hear she too has an awesome  machine-it just might make her day!!!

 
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