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After careful review, I give it 5 mugs!,
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I read many of the previous reviews, some of which were not very flattering to this specific coffee maker. I decided to try it out and come up with my own conclusion. Here is my opinion on the Mr. Coffee 4-cup Programmable Coffeemaker. I purchased two of them, one for my husband who likes coffee and one for me who favors tea (although on occassion I will make a pot of coffee). Some remarks were that the coffee had a "plastic" taste. When we first took the coffeemaker out of the box it certainly had a "plastic" smell to it, oh, but of course, it is made of plastic. Thank goodness it had that "NEW" plastic smell, otherwise I might think it was previously used. The coffee and the tea did not have any plastic taste to it.
Then I read that it takes too long to brew. I did not find this to be true, it took just the right amount of time to make a great pot of coffee/tea, probably less than 4 minutes. But then, I do multitask in the morning allowing the pot to brew. So, I found no issue with brewing time.
On the responses that made pouring an issue and that it was found that the 4-cup would not fill 2 large mugs, here is what I found. Absolutely no problem with pouring. I have had larger coffeemakers in the past that seemed to have this problem no matter what I tried, so I do understand the issue. But this one is perfect. Next, I do have a large mug and what I found works for me is when I fill my first mug up, I add just a small amount of water to the pot so that when I came back for my next refill, it is just enough to fill my mug. Also, by doing this the tea and the coffee are not too strong and bitter, as can happen when they sit and continue brewing.
So far I have had no issue with the clock settings. I am neither gaining or losing time. But even if it gets to that point, I have to tell you, I did not buy the coffeemaker for the clock, I have plenty of them around the house, including a watch that I wear. Yes, I realize that if the clock does not keep perfect time, when you program the coffeemaker it could be off by a few minutes. For me, not an issue.
This is only my experience and opinion on the Mr. Coffee Coffeemaker. We are very pleased with the product. I was worried about the other comments that I read, but the issues that bothered others did not, thankfully, manifest with us. I hope this helps others to decide for themselves on which coffeemaker to purchase, and that you find your way to that wonderful cup of coffee or tea.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2011 10:13:54 AM PST
GREAT review..TY. I was worried after reading the negative ones..I am happily awaiting my coffee maker..I bought one last week. I would love to hear an update from you, though. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2011 2:45:29 PM PST
Becky F says:
Mr. Coffee DRX5 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black
Here is my update on this coffeemaker. It is as great as the day I got it (over a year ago). Makes great coffee/tea, no problem with the pouring, clock is still keeping good time, and I would still recommend it in a heartbeat. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2011 2:48:37 PM PST
Great!!!! Becky, TY...for your reply...I can't wait for mine now!!!!!! YAY!!! :)
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