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Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Coffeemaker

 
Price range:
$24.92 - $47.29
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Summary: This Mr. Coffee 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a water filter
  • a cupcake-type filter.
  • 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.

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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Approximate retail price:
$30
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The Ratings applied to untested model Mr. Coffee BVMC-EHX33CP (Costco) come from our tests of model Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Sold at Costco only
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
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1.0
Coffee tastes like plastic !!!
2/19/2015
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Clean
Horrible Plastic Taste
Large Pot
Stylish
Cons
Complicated Controls
Horrible Plastic Taste
Best Uses
Comment:
This coffeemaker makes literally the worst tasting coffee of any I've ever owned. It tastes and smells like the plastic its made of! How CR recommends this every time they test is beyond me. We were replacing a Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 which quit working after 5 years. Fought with the wife to try this and save $50 over a new Cuisinart. Have temporarily gone back to the $20 Farberware 4-cup maker we keep in reserve until I can get another Cuisinart. Am beginning to lose faith in CR's reviews. I believe I get bette information from user reviews which I can find at other places on the web.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Surprisingly disappointing
2/15/2015
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Clean
Stylish
Cons
Makes Bad Coffee
Poor design
Best Uses
Comment:
As others have commented, the strong brew feature is just for decoration - it doesn't actually do anything. The coffee consistently is a disappointing brew. I live in part of the country where the water quality is good. I don't need to use a chlorine filter but if you don't use it and put it on top of the filter basket just right, a good deal of water stays up in the basket as the spring on the valve is too stiff to open without the weight of the disk (I am guessing that is what causes this problem). I'm really surprised at the CR rating on this one. Judging by the small percentage of folks who'd recommend this to a friend, I seem to be in good company of this. I wonder if CR ever changes it's ratings based on user experience
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
We like it
2/14/2015
Pros
Brews fast
Easy To Use
Looks good
Cons
Digital Read Out Went Out
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
We realy like everything about this coffee maker.<br /><br />Only problem was after about 3 months the digital read out went out. We contacted Mr Coffee and they shipped us a new coffee pot, no questions asked. I assume they have had this problem before.<br /><br />I am going to buy another one for our condo in FL
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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