The DeLonghi DCF2210TTC is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the DCF2210TTC are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
About This Brand
DeLonghi makes a variety of coffeemakers In the mid to upper price range. In addition to the familiar countertop coffeemakers, DeLonghi makes coffee urns for when you are serving coffee to a crowd. Their products are sold in department stores, Target, specialty stores, and online retailers. Prices range from $30 to $200.
Features & Specs - DeLonghi DCF2210TTC
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts water flow to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
Nothing is great. Most serious complaint is that dry grounds are found in filter at end of brew cycle -- waste of my good coffee! Clean indicator is on a timer, can't reset it -- mine does not need cleaning, I only use filtered water to begin with. Minor complaint that clock is 24-hour device without option.