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De'Longhi DCM485

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of De'Longhi DCM485. The average rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the maintenance and durability. The usability and design also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and size.

design, usability, durability, maintenance

capacity, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the De'Longhi DCM485 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (shopping.com)

Living with poorly-designed coffeemaker (don't throw it out until you read this)

 

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...

Great looking. A good product after you fix it. See text

Will fail before 2 years. Fix it per instructions.; See text

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (shopping.com)

bitter brew

 

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!...

looks, great features, stainless durability

reliability is non-existent

May, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Overflows!

 

This coffee maker overflows all the time!! It's very aggravating because then it's difficult to handle and you end up burning your hand.

Overflows

Digital and forces us to get a new one

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

DCM485 Not Worth a Penny

 

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...

Sleek design, colorful display

Overflowing, drippy pours, tepid brew, lasted 1 year and then died electrically. Sleek

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

DCM485 Not Worth a Penny

 

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 ...

Sleek design, colorful display

Overflowing, drippy pours, tepid brew, lasted 1 year and then died electrically. Sleek slug

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

overflow problem

 

nice looking

overflowshard to pour a cup of coffee without going all over the place

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (shopping.com)

NOT FOR COFFEE LOVERS

 

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...

The thermal carafe

temp varies, machine overflows & was dead in less than 6 months

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Premature Death

 

Makes good coffee, easy to clean, simple design

Annoying blinking light, cumbersome clock feature, drippy carafe, slow brew time

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great coffee maker

 

Looks great, brews quietly, makes great coffee.

It could brew a little faster

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great Coffee, Great Features, Great Price, Problems Fixed

 

excellent coffeethermal carafe (no burnt coffee)timer functionprice

size (takes up a lot of counter space)look (maybe too modern for some kitchens)

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

The De'Longhi DCM485 Esclusivo 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Stainless steel coffeemaker has a unique design that retains heat, keeping coffee hot for hours. It also helps to preserve that fresh coffee taste. The electronic programmable control allows you to set the coffeemaker in advance, and the accuflavor selector dial lets you choose the strength of coffee just the way you like it.