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Delonghi DC55T Coffee - Loren Elliot's Review
Posted: February 7, 2005, 1:27pm
review rating: 5.5
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Delonghi DC55T Coffee Maker
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Arrow The Delonghi DC55T Coffee has 4 Reviews
Arrow The Delonghi DC55T Coffee has been rated 4.55 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since January 31, 2005.
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Andy Johnson 8.00
Ken Gildner 7.66
Loren Elliot 5.50
Allan Peters 4.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.4
Manufacturer: Delonghi Quality: 4
Average Price: $90.00 Usability: 1
Price Paid: $69.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Costco Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 week Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Do not buy Delonghi Fresh Brew!
Positive Product Points

10-cup Thermal Carafe, clock and timer.

Negative Product Points

Poor design.  Very difficult to properly place the carafe under the filter basket.  Coffee accumulates in filter and overflows instead of dripping into carafe.

Detailed Commentary

I had been looking for a reasonably priced 10-cup thermal drip coffee maker for some time.  I was happy to find this Delonghi 24/7 model at my local Costco.  I set this up before bedtime every night for 10 consecutive days. I found it very difficult to position the carafe properly on its base under the filter holder.  6 out of 10 mornings I came down to a horrible mess.  Coffee and grounds had leaked from the filter holder all over my counter and floor!  Only one or two cups of the coffee/ground mixture made it into the carafe!  After 10 mornings of this I decided that I was not going to get the hang of this and returned it to Costco.
I then purchased the Zojirushi Fresh Brew from Costco.com. for $63 (see my review on this site).  This was also a 10-cup with a thermal carafe.  I have owned it now for 1 week and am very satisfied.

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Shipped in 5 days.  Costco.com charges an extra 5% to non-Costco members.

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