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Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT coffeemaker

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Summary: This Mr. Coffee 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a water filter
  • a cupcake-type filter.
  • an indicator to tell you when cleaning is needed.
  • You can use a thermal carafe (purchased separately).
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT

The Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the BVMC-SJX33GT 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.

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.
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-SJX33GT
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.) 13 x 8 x 11
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User Reviews - Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT
User Reviews
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Great, until it no longer works!
Multiple Settings
Best Uses
Enjoy it like I did. Thought it was perfect until it failed after about six months. I spent hours trying to make it work again, but to no avail.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not dependable.
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Broke After Two Months
Coffee Doesn't Stay Hot
Best Uses
It just quit working. I went to their website and most of the reviews parroted my problem; it just quits working. I Complained the Mr. Coffee but that did nothing.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Premature Death
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Dead After 18 Months
Best Uses
Worked ok, but had fatal electrical failure after 18 months.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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