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Mr. Coffee GBX23 Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

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  • 12-cup programmable coffeemaker with removable grinding chamber
  • Brews fresh, whole coffee beans or pre-ground coffee; brew-strength selector
  • Brew-pause function for pouring a cup midbrew; 2-hour auto shut-off
  • Dual-water windows; dishwasher-safe filter basket and grinding chamber
  • Measures 12 by 9 by 13 inches; 1-year limited warranty

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Product Description

The Mr. Coffee Grind & Brew coffeemaker is an ideal solution for brewing a great cup of coffee at home using fresh, whole coffee beans. You can also brew coffee using pre-ground coffee grinds. The Grinding Chamber and Filter Basket are both removable and dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Other benefits include Brew Strength Selector, 2 Hour Automatic Shut-off, Dual Water Windows, and Cord Storage.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 7.8 x 14.5 inches ; 9.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000JZ5W36
  • Item model number: GBX23
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,838 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. P. Goshen on March 5, 2007
After the last experience with Mr Coffee, which is officially known as the Great Coffee disaster of 2003, we had to purchase another one on the fly as ours broke right before company was about to show. My wife went down to the nearest place with the instructions of NOT to buy another model from Mr Coffee due to so many messy counters of coffee. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that coffee tastes much better coming out of the pot and not from my kitchen counter which happenned about half the time.


I get a call from my wife stating that all this place sold was hamilton beach and Mr C. She said "they have one that grinds" and I automatically said get it.
When I opened it up and made my first pot of water, you know - to clean it, I was surprised to see that they actually fixed the fluid release where the coffee goes into the pot. I had HIGH hopes for this one. It seemed that it would actually work.

Man was i completely wrong. It is a pain to clean every time. Even when you don't use it to grind beans, you have to clean the compartment because of all the moisture. The compartment is too small for beans so you get a weak cup of coffee. This is also due to how the water filters over the grain. It only seems to hit half of the grinds. I opened it up to inspect why my Starbucks Sumatra roast (one of the strongest coffees) tasted like brown water. Half of the grinds were still dry. Not to mention that so much grind gets stuck in the bean chamber and area where it is supposed to enter the filter. There is no grind setting so i get mostly larges grains.

What are the engineers at mr coffee doing. Do they sit around and walk next door to starbucks for their coffee. DO they EVEN TEST THEIR OWN STUFF? I am utterly shocked.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Jimb on February 19, 2007
My girlfriend picked up one of these guys a couple months ago. Since then I've gone through different techniques to try to get a decent cup of coffee out of it, without any luck whatsoever. Here are my main complaints with this machine:

1. The whole grind and brew idea is a bad one in my opinion, I mean what's the point? Are you trying to save time? Because the clean up you have to do with all the parts of the machine takes way way longer than the time it takes to grind coffee in a grinder and then scoop it into a filter. Or is the point supposed to be counter space because it seems to me grinders themselves usually are not that big and can easily be stowed away in a cabinet inbetween uses.

2. The grinds go everywhere but the filter. At first I thought my girlfriend simply wasn't putting in enough beans and that was why the coffee was so weak and had that strange metallic burnt taste, but then I took a look inside and realized that probably about 25% of the grinds were coating all the plastic parts inside the machine rather than in the filter.

3. Even without using the grind and brew feature this thing makes horrible coffee. The coffee usually has the metallic taste I mentioned before, I think this may have to do with all the cheap metallic parts in the grinder compartment. Also the coffee somehow always manages to taste burnt even though I turned the heating plate all the way down to low.

4. The price is insane. I mean for 85-90 bucks you can get an excellent coffee maker and an excellent grinder.

About two years ago I went out and purchased the cheapest coffee maker I could find for my work office, it was a braun that cost about $20. That thing consistently made coffee 20 times better than this machine ever could.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. B. Bieler on December 12, 2006
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I have been through two Melitta Mill and Brews (both of which had the latch break) and have experimented with the Capresso CoffeeTeamLuxe (which I promptly returned because it won't allow you to decide how many beans you want to grind, it decides for you).

I was hoping for better with Mr. Coffee's grind and brew. Sadly, was not to be.

So, what are the big problems here?

1) The grinder capacity. If you make more than 8 cups, you really can't get enough beans in this thing to make a decently strong cup of coffee. Very annoying.

2) Clean-up. This thing is a mess. The grinder and channel is a royal pain to clean, and must be cleaned after each use. Ugh.

3) The lid latch looks like it was designed by the same monkeys who designed the Melitta latch. I'm expecting it to go crunch roughly 2 months after the warranty expires.

4) A return to paper filters. Oh my goodness, does anyone use paper filters anymore? Yeah, I freshly grind my beans just so I can strip out all the coffee flavor by running it all through paper! Good gosh.

This all being said, it brews an OK cup of coffee. Not great, not terrible.

I would have happily continued on with my Melitta had the latch not been such an issue, though. And since Salton's support is so awful, I decided to travel down a different road. This one, not so good. Oh well.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Forever Learning on April 23, 2007
We purchased this coffee maker after doing hours of comparison shopping on the internet. We paid $69.99, and for a grind and brew that is not about the low end of prices. You can drop a benjamin or more really easy in order to get a coffee maker that both grinds and brews. Most other brands that I researched had huge complaints about taking the whole thing apart and being difficult to clean. This baby is not as bad as some make it out to be. The whole grinding chamber lifts out and goes in the dishwasher if you want to. I do this about once a week, and the rest of time I just rinse it out with hot water and dry with a paper towel.

I do agree that in order to get a good cup of coffee you really need to brew this on the strong setting when grinding. I don't find it terrible to push an extra button though! (You won't need it if you use pre-ground coffee.)

The one thing that puts this over the top vs using a seperate grinder is that it can be pre-set to start grinding & brewing the night before. Let's see....a more beans in the coffee maker - five bucks a month, 15 more minutes sleeping in bed with my nice warm blanket - PRICELESS!
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