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Mr. Coffee BVMC-LMX43
 
Approximate retail price:
$60
Summary: This Mr. Coffee 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a water filter
  • a cupcake-type filter.
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Community icon11 people have reviewed this model.
Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Mr. Coffee BVMC-LMX43

The Mr. Coffee BVMC-LMX43 is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the BVMC-LMX43 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Brew performance:
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.

Convenience:
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.

Carafe handling:
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.

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The Ratings applied to untested model Mr. Coffee BVMC-LMX37 come from our tests of model Mr. Coffee BVMC-LMX43, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Has a different aesthetic look
About This Brand

This familiar brand has the largest market share. Mr. Coffee offers an extremely wide range and variety of products, from single serve and grind-and-brew to various capacity drip models with glass and thermal carafes. Its coffeemakers are sold in almost all retail channels and range from lower to upper mid-priced categories. Prices range fro $15 to $200.

Features & Specs - Mr. Coffee BVMC-LMX43
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting No
info Brew-strength control Yes
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 14 x 8 x 14
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User Reviews - Mr. Coffee BVMC-LMX43
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2.0
Leaks
1/27/2012
Pros
Multiple Settings
Cons
Long Brew Time
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
I have owned two of these coffee makers and have had the same problem twice, unfortunatly I have an extra carafe so I am trying to find a repair shop. First it makes good coffee, I like the fact that you can adjust the strength settings. The carafes are strong as they have a plastic rim around the top edge. The coffee maker also tells you when it needs cleaning which is a nice feature. BUT, the major drawback is the water supply hose. It's an orange in color hose an it disinagrates over time where it connects to the heating element causing it ot leak water everywhere. It happened on my first one and I took it apart, it's the hose that goes from the water supply tank to the heating coil. I will not buy another one because of this issue.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
A good coffee maker
1/15/2012
Pros
Durable
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Stylish
Cons
Long Brew Time
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
I have had this coffee maker for years. Overall, I think it has done a good job. The coffee it makes is consistantly good. The controls are easy to use. It has some nice features, such as delay brew timer and the ability to pour a cup while it is still brewing. It is stylish and affordable. The hot plate keeps the coffee hot for 2 hours after brewing.<br /><br />As far as cons go, it does brew a little slowly. I do not use the water filter because it slows the brewing way too much. I find the water tank slightly annoying to fill. You have to fill the tank slowly or the water will overflow a bit onto the top of the coffee maker. It does make noise and the end of brew beeper is loud, but these things don't bother me at all.<br />The carafe cracked recently after years of service and multiple moves. If it is easy to buy a new carafe, I will continue to use this coffee maker. Otherwise, I will probably buy a machine with fancier features (like a thermal carafe).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
STAY AWAY. DO NOT BUY THIS COFFEE MAKER
8/26/2011
Pros
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Defective Electronics
Display defective
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
Used it for 6-7 months now. The display went south !!! Would not auto off. Plug it in and it would start to brew, while power light still off !!!! Had to unplug it to turn it off !! Moisture in the display glass !!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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