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.
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 have owned this or one just like it for over a year. It's used at least twice or more per day. It works great and I believe it should be a best buy. The strength issue isn't a factor for me. Add more coffee for a stronger brew.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Leon M.
from El Campo, TX
Brew Chamber Temp Wo Gri
Brew Temp Is Only 175f
Long Brew Time
Slow brew. Temp in brew basket is not 195F as CU claims. Only 175F.<br /><br />Strong brew feature cuts itself off after about a minute.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Spartanburg, SC
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I have the old cheap Mr Coffee. I bought this one because of the ratings even though reviews here and everywhere else said it was junk. I liked the features it offers. I fully agree with all negative reviews. Straight out of the box it would not brew. All the lights came on but no action. It is obviously poor part manufacturing. I can hear the pump in the base click but does not pump. At least I can take it back to Walmart.