Mr Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
coffee maker works great and looks good too. For the price, this is the
best 12 cup programmable coffee maker being sold. I read the reviews
and this is what I found upon use:
1. Yes there are two slots in the
back and if you over fill the reservoir, which would be 12 1/2 – 13
cups, it will run all over your counter like some complained.
coffee finishes brewing on the Strong setting at 160 degrees in your cup
when poured as measured with my instant read thermometer. If some need
to nuke that to get it hot enough for them, they have a strong tongue.
The area to fill the reservoir is behind the basket with a dimension of
about 2″ x 5″. You will be pouring into the 2″ dimension from the side
of the coffeemaker. I use a Brita water filter pitcher and have no
problem. Even the coffee pot works well if you pour it responsibly.
The coffee basket uses standard 10-12 cup paper filters and is keyed
and only goes in 1 way to be able to close the top. The top swings the
water spout over the coffee basket when closed.
5. The water filter
that you place on top of the basket needs to be replaced on a schedule
and the water filter retainer has a plastic movable indicator to point
to the month when replacement is deemed necessary.
6. Yes – water
condensates on the lid and if you open it while the hot plate is still
on, it will spurt and spit steam into the basket. Luckily the water
spout is pointing down when you raise the top. (unlike my last
coffeemaker that had the spout in the lid and it spit at you when you
opened the top while it was on)
7. The buttons do NOT feel cheap.
They feel solid and the indicator lites work well and there are 3
pleasant beeps when the coffee is ready.
8. Yes – there is a plastic
smell when new. I wiped the plastic parts first with a wet rag as
recommended and used a couple oz. of vinegar in the water and two rinse
cycles. Did this twice with 12 cups of water and it came out OK. But I
agree – they could steam clean it or something at the factory before
9. No – the coffee pot doesn’t dribble when you pour. (like my last coffeemaker did every time!)
The basket doesn’t drip on the plate if I pull it half way out first
and hold for 1-2 seconds before taking it out all the way to give the
basket time to close the valve and the drips clear.
11. MY ONLY COMPLAINT is… read the rest here
Overall – the best coffeemaker for the price. Works great.