DeLonghi DC514T 14-Cup Programmable Drip Coffeemaker Review
If you have a plenty of coffee drinkers in your life, the DeLonghi 14-Cup DC514T could be the best coffee maker to grace your kitchen. When you can make 14 cups of that coveted hot and aromatic brew, your family and dinner guests will be singing your praises. You also can adjust this device to make fewer cups if you want and, like so many top-rated coffee makers, this one has the much-appreciated brew-pause feature that lets you quickly capture one cup during a pause in the brewing process.
Although it might seem like a little thing, this device possesses one feature that propels it into the category of the best drip coffee makers, namely an aroma button. With this, the machine dispenses the hot water that goes through the coffee grounds just a small amount at a time so the grounds are thoroughly soaked and the hot water extracts the fullest flavor possible.
Like many of the best coffee machines, this device uses a glass carafe and a nonstick heater plate to keep the coffee warm once brewed. You don’t have to worry about stale or off-tasting coffee with this coffee maker, since it comes with a bonus: a freshness indicator, or LEDs that light up every 15 minutes the first hour after you have brewed a pot so you know how long the coffee has been sitting on the warming plate.
You get a water filter, water-level indicator and an alert system that tells you when it’s time to clear away the minerals that inevitably build up in any coffee maker. This coffee maker uses a permanent mesh filter, which saves you the trouble of replacing paper filters. However, it would be better to have the option of using either, depending on how certain guests like their coffee brewed. Unfortunately, that option is not present with this device. You also do not get an audible alert once the brewing process is complete or any power backup, which some of the best coffee makers offer.
This coffee maker comes with a one-year warranty and user guide. If you run into any problems, you can get email or phone support from the manufacturer.
DeLonghi DC514T 14-Cup Programmable Drip Coffeemaker Review Specifications
- No more stale coffee with the freshness indicator. LED lights illuminate every 15 minutes, for the first hour, to let you know how long the coffee has been standing.
- Enhance the flavor and aroma of your coffee with the Aroma button. This special function time-releases water to saturate coffee grounds a little at a time to extract a fuller flavor; the result is a more full-bodied cup of coffee.
- Wake up to the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee with the 24-hour programmable digital timer and 2-hour auto shut off.
- Extracts a full, natural flavor with the showerhead design. It allows water to completely saturate all coffee grounds.
- Optimize the taste of your coffee by eliminating off-flavors caused by chlorine with advanced water filtration.
- 14-cup capacity.
- Always know when the unit needs refilling with the internal water level indicator.
- Durable and long lasting permanent nylon filter is easy-to-use and clean.
- Easy cleanup with non-stick warming plate.
- Enjoy a cup before the full pot is brewed with pause and serve function.
- Convenient cord storage.
- Know when it is time to clean the machine with the convenient decalcification indicator.
- Easy-to-read blue backlit display.