I have a one cup, five cup, 10 cup, and 12 cup coffee makers, a French Press, an espresso/cappuccino machine, and possibly more coffee contraptions that I have stashed away somewhere and have forgotten about. I do not have an 8 cup machine though. Decisions, decisions…
@melwin But do you have an electronic Turkish coffee maker (fully automatic) that won a computer design award and is actually made in Turkey? Uses sensors and LEDs to control the frothing and induction to heat. About the size of a diner’s napkin dispenser…
I bought the"refurbished" ten cup model from Meh.com last month and the carafe leaks badly when you go to pour the coffee. I let Meh.com know they should not sell that model again. This is a different model with smaller carafe that looks to be made the same way so be warned it might leak.
I have a refurb 12 cup MC, It doesn’t leak when I pour it, but when it brews it leaked a little. Solved that with a paper towel… That solved it. Keeps coffee hot. Occasionally, I will come into kitchen and find water on my countertop. Not sure if I put too much H2O… So far, I still like it… Timer works great. no trouble setting delay brew, like some makes.
@Mandamm You probably did not overfill it. This is a perpetual problem with this model; some people experience it, some don’t. I’ve owned one and can attest that, unless you remain vigilant, it is possible for the spring mechanism to not engage and fail to recognize the carafe. The result can be a coffee/water flood of biblical proportions.
Did you know, Mr. Coffee is credited for inventing the modern coffee maker? Previous to Mr. Coffee the average American used a percolator, that often brewed bitter coffee – mainly because the person making it would have to constantly monitor it.
@Kevin My parents used (1940s - 70’s) a manual, 4-piece metal drip pot that made wonderful coffee. Their 30-cup electric percolator was only used for large parties, where it would help drive the guests out of the house toward the end of the evening.
I’ve used a Melitta pour-over cone for nearly 20 years…
What would happen when my wife gets up & has no coffee because I drank it & its not my fault its only 8-5oz cups & its not my fault she always sleeps later than me… Maybe I should just stick to the 12-5oz cup makers if nothing else than to save my marriage.
I’ve been roaming this earth for 53 years, and have drank coffee for 52 of those years. I have NEVER broken a glass carafe before. So, I’m not buying into your incitement of fear mongering in that regard. Nice try, but no. Glass carafes matter.
@clarinetbob I have a coffee maker with a thermal carafe - steel outer shell with a glass liner. Heavy as crap, but I’ve been using it for about 10 years without breaking the liner. If the heating element ever burns out, I’ll keep the carafe.
No thank you Meh… my last two Mr. Coffeee gave a bad plastic taste and smell. Had to dry it out every day…
How about pour over Meh!
Pour over Pour over Pour over… who’s with me!!
Simple and nothing beats it except that rat lurking somewhere…
Thanks for advice but I had tried vinegar. The smell and taste issue was with the plastics China uses in manufacturing as both Mr. Coffee makers that had the issue were brand new.
We’ve tried French Press to Nespresso and most everything in between. Pour Over Trounces (didn’t want to say trumps) the others in spades!!