Summary: I love this coffeemaker ...for years have been a Cuisinart fan and decided it was time to try something else. Did some research on different makers and price was definitely important. I was aware of the negative reviews but I thought I'd take a chance. This maker brews coffee in a flash..
User error? Not always. Bottom line: Highly unreliable, and incredibly frustrating when it (frequently) decides to malfunction.
3 August 2015
Summary: I've read the five-star reviews claiming that those who experience problems with the machine are making "user errors". This is tremendously misleading. I've had this thing for a year and a half now. It has functioned beautifully... sometimes. And sometimes...
The most temperamental coffee maker that I've ever used!
A. Weaver, Amazon
30 July 2015
Summary: I almost returned this because I kept ending up with grounds in my coffee, but I was able to figure out what I was doing wrong. Some grounds had gotten inside of the area where the filter basket slides into, and so every time I made coffee, those grounds were getting into the pot.
Summary: Only one bad thing with this particular model that I've noticed(but mostly user error!). If you happen to leave the pot outside of the coffee maker, it doesn't have a way to detect if it is there or not and when delay brew starts up it pours all of the coffee out onto the counter. Oops!
Summary: I've used the non-wifi enabled variant of this one for a year at work. It's easy to use, and the coffee tastes great! There are a couple gotchas ... make sure that the carafe is put straight in, or it may not depress the lever to allow the coffee to flow into it.
Makes a great pot of coffee, keeps it hot and fresh for hours.
27 June 2015
Summary: I've had a Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew for almost 5 years. I've been dreading replacing it as it makes a great pot of coffee. I love the WeMo feature. I can start the brew while I am out walking the dog and when I return home, the coffee is hot and ready. Setup was very simple on my home network.
Summary: this coffee maker is really easy to use and clean ....carafe keeps the coffee hot for HOURS! and no burning hot plate thank god!, overall excellent product because it is simple and handy with the wifi I start brewing through my iPhone ..