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.
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.
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.
The following models have the same ratings as Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT.
Features and specs may vary
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
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
I bought this coffee maker online at CR's suggestion because of the high ratings and have used it over a year. I'm the type of person who actually reads instructions cover to cover to insure I get the best out of a product. This brewer is not anywhere near up to the 83 out of 100 grade given. <br /><br />It's somewhat stylish, but I have complaints about the plumbing design, brew settings and technique. The unit beeps about a minute into it's brew cycle, which doesn't indicate anything. It doesn't beep when the water has completed it's brew cycle. <br /><br />The misplaced beeping I could live with, but the biggest concern is the spout design into the coffee grind basket. The single nozzle pumps water only into one small area of the basket, not uniformly covering the grinds. Consequently the first cup is not at full strength. As a common practice I have to pour the diluted coffee back into the basket re-running it through to get a fully brewed first cup. <br /><br />The Strong button (with the LED indicator) is totally useless.<br /><br />In trying to pull out the carafe during the brew cycle the basket gasket will leak if not perfectly rinsed out and seated properly. This is usually a weekly maintenance task. Unfortunately if leakage happens a few times the hot plate becomes encrusted and impossible to clean. <br /><br />Overall ... I wouldn't purchase this brewer again, but for the money, it is just ... eh!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By DD lover
from Pittsburgh PA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Plastic tasting coffee at first
Easy To Use
Hard To Clean
I read the individualreviews after I made my first pot. It confirmed what I experienced on the first pot which was extremely plastic tasting coffee. Even when you clean the product it still smells like plastic. Making matters worse, I loaded the coffee maker the night before for an automatic brew in the am. Thus the water was in the reservoir 10 hours. It tasted like I was drinking liquid plastic. It ruined the never disappointing Dunkin Donuts coffee! I then ran 12 cups of white vinegar through it per the cleaning directions. (Stop for 30 minutes after the first 3 cups then restart. Re-ran (3) full pots of regular water to release any vinegar). This morning I had great tasting, hot coffee! I also kept the top lid open to air out after I cleaned the unit with vinegar for 12 hours