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Mr. Coffee - 12-Cup Coffee Maker - Black/Red-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1004 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not all it is cracked up to be

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    JimmieJ
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    Looks great -- black with "stainless" trim. Coffee not so good, sloppy assembly, magical disappearing water. Had the predecessor Mr Coffee for five years, which had none of the problems this one did. When it gave up the ghost, I bought the same Mr Coffee figuring it would be an exact replacement. It leaked. Customer service told me to turn the water level tube which is inside the coffee maker and has an overfill opening on the back of the maker. Rotate so hole in black inside tube faces downward; mine apparently faced upward. It was impossible to see past all the inside (black) parts. Customer service told me to get a long pair of tweezers to turn it. Much easier -- rotate the rubber gasket from the outside 180 degrees. It is connected to the inner tube and they both rotate together. You can watch the tube rotate by looking inside with a flashlight to verify it actually rotated. I precisely measured and matched 12 cups of water to the front reservoir and the glass carafe 12 cup marking and noted that it lined up with the inner black overflow tube perfectly. Brewing on strong nets me 10 cups of coffee. Brewing on regular nets me 11 cups of coffee (both measured by the markings on the glass carafe both inbound and outbound). The user manual suggests the missing water is sitting in the coffee grounds -- not likely. I squeezed that out and got very little water out of the grounds. Hard to believe that a full two cups actually disappeared through steam, but that is my guess since there is a lot of steam (more with the "strong" brew setting). Coffee tasted bad no matter which brew strength I used. Likely the temperature setting control is too high and the coffee maker is brewing the coffee at too high a temperature. I have been using the same brand and source for coffee for fifteen years. Two months ago when I was still using my old maker (same Mr Coffee model -- though different number) it still tasted great. Thought about giving it away, but didn't want to lose any friends or make any enemies. It will be going into the recycle bin.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's a hare, not a tortoise

    Posted
    sschandi

    This coffee maker started out great. We bought it for Christmas 2010. It's attractive, cool clock, easy to set brew timer, auto switch off. But after 18 months, it's kaput. The only thing that still works are the lights on the display. We weren't exactly easy on the machine. We used it daily, but it was well taken care of. We followed the instructions for care and cleaning and even used the Mr. Coffeee cleaning product. There is no reason this coffee maker should already be dead. Also, this machine created an ongoing expense. You have to continue purchasing the water filters and the cleaning product. I guess really the filters are optional, and at first we thought they were great. We tried to do the monthly replacement as the instructions recommend, but as time passed it just became an inconvenience - one more thing on the shopping list and the easiest thing to skip. In the end, this one was good coming out of the gate, but never made it to the finish line. I wouldn't recommend this machine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broken twice in eight months

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    Salguod
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    It's Sunday and I am again waiting to hear back from Jarden Customer Service about replacing this coffeemaker. If they replace it I will be satisfied. These machines appear similar but not identical as they decide to replace what with whatever. As it turns out the first machine I bought at Best Buy was a two year old discontinued model for which I had to provide written documentation of it being less than a year old. Easy enough by printing a page from Best Buy website. There were minor cosmetic differences but the second one actually made much better coffee. The first never made a decent pot. I figure it was the temperature despite my setting it for the strongest setting. The first one lasted six months before quitting. The second lasted about two months. Also, the timed brewing on this machine was undependable. I would set it up to brew at 5:30 AM and find that it had not started when I came downstairs. I would not replace this machine with a Mr. Coffee but for the existing warranty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value for the Price

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    JMFischer
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    In the past our coffee makers had the controls down by the carafe warmer plate. If coffee dripped from the basket or dribbled off the carafe onto the warmer plate and lower part of the machine, it inevitably dripped onto the the various function buttons. After a while those buttons get stuck and gummed up with coffee. This machine has all of the function buttons ABOVE the carafe - so no dribbles onto the function buttons. Also, the carafe design provides for a tight fit under the basket drip spigot which further aids in reducing rogue drips that always result when you remove the carafe before the coffee is completely brewed in order to get a cup. The basket shutoff valves usually leak a little as you pull the carafe away and then as you reinsert the carafe (while the coffee is still brewing). This machine has minimal dripping from the basket because the carafe fit is tight and designed better so as to reduce drips in these situations. AND the price is very competitive for its features and design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for left handers

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    bigtimesouthpaw
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    I've been using this style coffee maker for about 20 years. A few years ago Mr coffee quit making it and changed the style of all their units so that the hinge on top that you opened to pour the water in and add the coffee grounds was on the left side. That was very problematic for left handed people like myself. I am so happy that Mr. Coffee has brought this style back. The hinge on this unit is in the rear so you can pour water in from either side. I make 2-3 pots of coffee daily so it gets a lot of use. This coffeemaker normally lasts me about 3 years before wearing out so that's over 3000 pots of coffee. You will get about 8 12OZ cups of coffee per pot so that's about 24000 cups of coffee from a $30 coffeemaker. In my book that is a very good investment! Oh yeah...it makes very good tasting coffee too. I sure hope Mr Coffee got the message from us lefties and continues to make these units with the hinge on the rear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love ♥♥♥♥♥♥ this coffee maker.♥♥♥♥♥

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    Mellowboy
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    Love this coffee maker. I bought three to use in my inn for different flavors of coffee. They look so cute in red and I have gotten a lot of compliments on them. I love that I can program them at night and I wake up to fresh brewed coffee. The only con that it has, and it is a big one for me (but then again I haven't found a newer model of a coffee maker that doesn't seem to have this super annoying feature), is that it turns off 2 hours after it turns on. I guess it's a safety feature but I would really love for a four hour turn off or maybe a no hour turn off. For those days when I would like to sleep in and my husband goes to work early, I wake up to luke warm coffee. And at my inn since breakfast is served 7:30-10:00 when the annoying buzzer goes off at that 2 hour mark, I just walk over and turn the machine back on. Love this machine, just wish we have the option of when it turns off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not My Cup of Tea...

    Posted
    tammyininkster
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    Having many features and a higher price with good reviews, I was sure this would be the best coffee maker out there, but it was not for me. I bet it is only for certain coffee pot users. There were too many features that let me down, resulting in me to returning it to the store even though it worked ok. For example, the coffee tasted lighter than my other coffee maker, even on strong brew function and regular function. The warmer plate was not as expected, I didn't like that the lid came off easy which I assumed was so you can wash it separately but I didn't like that. Especially when making coffee. The lid has to open when you pour, the filter is annoying, and too many other annoyances. My cheaper Mr Coffee maker is 10x better! The only very good, nice feature without a doubt was the clock!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Coffeemaker

    Posted
    Andi30

    I'd highly recommend the Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker - Black/Silver. There is a Fresh Brew timer which shows you just how long your coffee has been sitting around. The burner has an adjustable temperature gauge. If you're like me and only like coffee that is scaulding hot then this is the coffeemaker for you. Another perk, if you're running late for work and the coffee hasn't quite finished brewing you can take the pot off the burner and the coffee won't drip down onto the burner. The coffeemaker actually pauses mid brew cycle so that you can grab that quick cup-o-joe on your way out the door. You may be asking yourself, "Well, there must be 'SOMETHING' wrong with this miracle coffeemaker?!" And yes, there is. It doesn't have that nice mesh coffee filter basket. You'll have to use the paper filters. I recommend the brown ones. No bleach added! I hope you enjoy this coffee maker as much as I do!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes a great cup of joe for the price

    Posted
    Paul
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    Bought this when our old coffee maker died on us 3 months ago. After researching on several websites, we decided to go with this one because it has a lot of premium features. 1. It lets you get a cup of coffee before the brew is finished. This is very helpful since we don't have to wait for the whole pot to brew to get some coffee. The timer, auto-clean and warmer feature are really helpful features. The only complaint we have is about the coffee filter. It's really easy to put it at an angle and cause some of the coffee grounds to get to the pot. Other than that, it's a great coffee maker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall

    Posted
    azdogwoman
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    This is the fifth Mr. Coffee we have purchased in 9 years, with three used in the house, one in my art studio and another for our travel trailer. Since we are home all the time it is normal to make two pots a day, and sometimes a third if we have guests, so it is USED a lot. The last machine we bought is the same model as this and lasted two+ years before the delay brew went out. The rest is still working great and will be kept as an emergency back up... However, since I regularly have to travel and get up at 4AM, having my coffee ready is a must. But we really like everything else about it and hope this new one will work as well as the last one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All the features you need for a great price.

    Posted
    whydoineedauniquename
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    We had bought one of these about 5 years ago, and loved it. Used it every day, eventually the warming element wore out. We went out to replace it and thought we might 'upgrade', and then found that most units were 2x the price and actually had less features. Important to us is auto-shut off, and most other models forced you to turn on the auto-shut off after the delay brew had started. With this unit you can have your coffee brew when you want it AND have it shut off automatically with the push of one button ahead of time. The unit brews very light to very strong coffee, wide range of brew options. Easy to clean. Easy to access water receptacle. A very easy unit to own and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes GREAT COFFEE

    Posted
    Flash
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    This coffee maker does use paper filters, which in my opinion makes better tasting coffee than others which use reusable gold mesh basket-type filters. The paper filters, by comparison, eliminate the fine sludge which oftentimes passes thru the basket type filters. Additionally, the timer functions are intuitive and easy to set up, the warming plate temperature is adjustable to keep your coffee hot, and, it has automatic shut-off 2 hours after you start to brew your coffee. By far, this model is the best in the Mr Coffee lineup for features and making a GREAT tasting cup of coffee!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this coffee maker, now on our 2nd one

    Posted
    ATexasNative
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    We bought one of these 5 years ago and brewed an average of one pot of coffee per day in it. When it came time to replace it, I was delighted to discover this model was still available. I looked at other coffee makers while shopping around but none of them had the features I love about this one at this price level. The adjustable temperature setting for the warmer plate is great, but my favorite feature is the ability to turn the "coffee ready" beeper on and off. I typically have mine "off", but will turn it on if we need to get up early one morning and want a backup to an alarm clock. I'm a light sleeper, so the nominal "beep" that is emitted from the machine is enough to jostle me awake.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great coffee maker for the price

    Posted
    jmariner

    I purchased this coffee maker to replace a less expensive model from Mr Coffee that had given good service for several years. I like the quality of coffee this model produces as well its basic features: 2-hr shut-off, coffee strength, and ability to program, etc. Coffee is brewed quietly and quickly. The analog-appearing clock is, however, fairly useless as it cannot be read except from a very narrow angle and its second hand is clearly superfluous and confusing at first glance. The "coffee ready" signal is too quiet to hear if there is ANY noise in the room or the person waiting for the signal is not virtually next to the appliance. Despite these shortcomings, I like it and would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent coffeemaker - reliability TBD

    Posted
    KnuckleSamRick
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    Bought this coffeemaker to replace nearly the exact same model that died. So far, it seems okay - it makes good coffee and I like the pause and serve feature, the delay brew and the adjustable warming plate temperatures (though we don't actually adjust it all that often). I intended to buy a different model, but they were out, so the salesman gave me this one for the same price, otherwise I would've bought a different brand as the last Mr. Coffee didn't last very long, so that's why I am concerned about this ones reliability. Also, I am not a huge fan of the rather small opening for filling the reservoir - we almost always end up spilling some water. I give it a tentative recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, Hot Coffee

    Posted
    CSDLA
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    This coffee maker makes a good hot cup of coffee. On the middle heat setting it brews the coffee to where it's really hot straight out of the cup but doesn't burn your taste buds off . I imagine the hotter setting is great if you want to add cream and still have a really hot cup of coffee so it's great for everyone's taste. Has a lot of nice features for a basic machine. Brew strength is nice if you plan to brew a batch for iced coffee. The fresh brew timer is awesome too. Let's you know how long it's been sitting there and if it's still The separate water door is probably the best feature so you don't accidentally pour your cold water over the grinds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mr. Coffee, Coffemaker

    Posted
    MrsOlsen
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    Great coffeemaker. Makes a great cup of joe, but we like ours strong and have to constantly use the "strong" setting. No big deal, since it's just a button push. Brews quickly. No leaks or anything. The pot is easy to clean and does not leak. I love that if I am in a hurry in the morning, I can pour myself a cup, mid brew and there are no dribbles from taking the pot out while it is still brewing. The only issue I would see, is that unless you leave it open, it does not dry out in the basket area. I just flip the back cover (where the water pours) open after we are done and it dries just fine and still fits under my cabinets without trouble since it lays flat. I would buy this pot again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    jo5h
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    This coffee maker does the job of making good tasting coffee fairly quickly with all the right features I look for. However, my neighborhood is supplied with hard water, which is a problem. The filter supplied with the coffee maker worked to counter the minerals, but for maybe a few weeks before it got clogged. This required a vinegar cleaning, which took care of the problem and it worked like new again. So I started using store bought spring water and it works great. Don't bother with the filter if you have hard water, it doesn't work well enough to keep the minerals out and the system for the water must be utilizing a very small gauge hose since it clogs to easily.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a good product

    Posted
    ChicGeek
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    I do like that it has the timer on it, but for some reason I haven't had it work yet? Not sure what that's about but I only tried it twice, I'll try again later. I do love the filter feature and how simple it really is to use. The warmer is nice too because I can keep my coffee MY warmth that I enjoy while I'm still doing things around the house to come back to it later and leaves it not burnt tasting. The only reason it got dinged one star is for the timer issue and for the fact that I REALLY REALLY wish it had a built in basket instead of having to use the traditional and usual paper baskets. No biggie, but it does make a slight difference to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great coffee maker the coffee is awesome

    Posted
    nmwalk
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    This was a replacement coffee maker for us. We had the same model before and loved it so much we bought it again. We really needed a coffee maker that had an option to mute the ready beep! We have an invisible fence for our dog so she is extremely sensitive to beeping noises and fears that she will be shocked when she hears beeping. This is the only coffee maker that not only makes great coffee but has a mute option. The Krups coffee maker has a mute option, but it must still make a high pitched noise because we tried it and the dog was miserable! And the coffee was horrible!

    I would recommend this to a friend