Rated 3.6 out of 5�by 116
Rated 5 out of 5�by MrCsBikes Real HOT coffee
What a great brewing system! I'd reccoment it to anyone.
March 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5�by CollegeTry Nice Featues, WEAK Coffee
Our decade-old Basic Mr. Coffee died so picked this up at the local red bulls-eye store.
Vacuum Pot -- No burner to burn the coffee. Delivers 180 degree coffee as measured.
Delay timer. -- (I'm coming from an old manual start brewer)
Removable water tank -- Handy for filling
I don't like:
Filter canister -- The integrated charcoal water filter is a nice touch, but it must be tipped up and held to dump the grinds. (I use paper filters). A better design would be to have it in a separate slot.
HORRIBLE COFFEE -- Mr Coffee advertises a "Fast Brew." In short, good coffee is not fast brewed unless you're making Espresso. I tried my normal grind from the old unit, more coffee than was recommended by Mr. Coffee, and a finer grind. Three pots. Both the wife and I in independent observations had the same opinion. Horrible, weak, coffee that is nowhere near what our old $12 Mr. Coffee delivered. A fast brew just doesn't have enough water residence time on the grind to get the richness out of the coffee.
This unit is headed back to the red bulls-eye in the morning. I'll use the french press again tomorrow that I'd gotten out of the cupboard when faithful old Mr. Coffee died. I won't use this thing..
March 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Danette I love this coffee pot!
I really work a coffee pot. I have it going 24 hours a day. As soon as I finish one pot, I make another, day and night. I am buying another just in case this one wears out. I don't want to go one day without one.
March 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5�by Creole Bean Leaker!!!!
After caring for this overrated coffee maker using vinegar and the cleaning cycles. The Optimal Brew leaves behind unwanted water pools on my granite counter top. Ive had cheaper makers that do a better job without the mess!
February 27, 2015