Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 180
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kingcallahan Best Coffee Ever!!!
This coffee maker brews the Best Coffee Ever. Many people have reviewed this product and claims it leaks. It will leak if you overfill the reservoir, but if you just fill it to the Max line, put a normal paper filter in it, and use 4 scoops of coffee, you will have the Best Coffee Ever! We drink tons of coffee in my house. I use the Timer to brew my first pot at 6AM. Then I make four to five more pots a day. Every cup is delicious and Awesome! This is the 2nd one that I bought. The 1st one lasted 5 years, then the clock became too dim to see, so I bought another one. The 1st one still works so I use it at my shore house. Thanks MR. COFFEE for Making such and Awesome Coffee Maker.
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3browns An exceptional coffee maker
I have had this for a month and it gets used multiple times a day. It was purchased on-line despite some sketchy reviews to replace a Melitta thermal coffee maker that died an early death. I cannot believe some of the poor ratings I found on line prior to purchasing.... "Coffee is too hot"....Seriously? Hot water equates to great extraction. Most drip machines are notoriously too cold to get good extraction.
This thing is fast, consistent, easy to clean, and just makes an awesome cup of coffee.
The only feature I miss on my Melitta is a brew strength choice. I have to use about 1/8 cup more beans to make the cup of coffee I am used to with this maker.
September 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by susieneedscoffee Ugh 5 weeks after purchase
I was so excited to purchase this after my Black & Decker died after 4 years of continous use. For 5 weeks this has worked wonderfully. Set the program last night for my 5am coffee. And here I sit at 5:30am with no coffee!
The program indicator light came on when I set it up last night. This morning no coffee, no functions work except the clock. I readjusted the coffee basket, the water reservoir snd the caraf to make sure it was all aligned with the stars snd still nothing. I unplugged snd repluggrd, still nothing. This is going back to the store tonight!
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jlaws97 I love this coffee maker
I just replaced my original pot this morning. I guess several years of hard water took it's toll on the water pump. When I purchased the original pot it wasn't because I read the reviews, it was because I was tired of replacing expensive pots. Thermal carafe is a must. It doesn't take long for coffee in a glass carafe on a hot plate to become bitter. That may be OK for someone who adds cream and sugar, but not for black coffee. I like the programmable feature, the removable water tank, and the cleaning feature. The black and stainless matched my appliances and it is inexpensive. This pot lasted far longer than the many expensive pots I tried.
August 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gus P Mr.Coffee falls way short on this product
WARNING: DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT...The spring loaded flow stop feature of this PSTX brew basket falls apart. The o-ring and stopper flies apart when the basket is washed. Both are difficult to see and thus difficult to find after they fly apart. In order to get alittle life out of this product you have to handle it as though it was made out of crystal. The Mr. Coffee company does not allow you to buy the o-ring itself, instead you have to purchase the whole brew basket. Check the Mr. Coffee site yourself to see what I mean. LET THE BUYER BEWARE.
September 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MLBM it's ok
I bought my PSTX series 2 weeks ago through Finger hut.
Pros-Its a very pretty machine...easy to use..seems easy to clean...thermos keeps coffee hot for about 3 hours. Fast brewing.
Cons- no heating element so if you forget to put the thermos top on, you'll have cold coffee in a half hour. Hard to clean the thermos unless you have a bottle brush. Have to use extra coffee grounds to make a decent cup of coffee (1 1/2 TBS per cup rather than 1 TBS per cup)
September 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Coffee all day great design
I bought this pot about a week ago, trying the thermal carafe. I really liked the removable reservoir and the slide out basket. Also love this version of the freshness timer. It has a very sleek design and it fit perfectly under my counter. After making my first pot of coffee; first cup came out piping hot and the aroma was to die for, but after only 1 hour the second cup was barely even hot. I drink a lot of coffee, usually about 2 - 3 cups a day sometimes more. So I would not recommend this to anyone who drinks a lot of coffee, because you would only get 1 cup of hot coffee. I'm going back to the traditional glass carafe.
August 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doolen 102 Great Coffee Maker
I purchased this coffee maker to replace a Cuisinart that had wonderful reviews. Well, after 6 months it broke - so that sent me on a quest for a new machine. I was hesitant to buy one that had a thermal carafe, never had one before. After A LOT of research I decided on the Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew with Thermal Carafe. I've had this now for a couple of weeks and all I can say is WOW!
It makes a great cup of coffee. The features I enjoy - the fact that the water canister lifts off for me to fill is a huge plus! I'm short - no really short and had problems filling the reservoir from my Brita Pitcher. Now I can put it on the counter and the problem is solved. I really like the fact the basket also comes out for easy filling and cleaning! I love the fact that it has a timer so that when I get home in the morning from the gym my coffee is ready for me. Best of all, it makes a great and HOT cup of coffee. The flavor is the way it's supposed to be!
I am so happy with my coffee maker that I will now buy one for my condo to replace an old Cuisinart that is on it's last legs. Thank you Mr. Coffee for making such a great unit!
September 22, 2015