The Mr. Coffee coffee maker model BVMC-SJX33GT is a 12 cup programmable coffee maker and a Consumer Reports Best Buy against almost 100 other coffee makers.
Ease of Use/Performance: 5/5
How much I enjoy 5/5
Simplicity in design and tried and true performance are what’s behind the BVMC-SJX series of coffee makers but a full programmable control raises the bar. The BVMC-SJX33GT Mr Coffee coffee maker also gets my recommendation as a great coffee maker that has all features you could want.
The Mr. Coffee 12 cup programmable coffeemaker uses a top load for both the filter basket and for filling water with two water level indicators. The Mr Coffee coffee maker comes with a glass 12 cup carafe but you can also purchase an 8 cup stainless steel insulated carafe.
The machine has a small push button at the back of the area for the carafe to indicate which carafe is in the machine so the bottom heater plate does not come on with the stainless steel carafe. When using the glass carafe the heater stays on for 2 hours then automatically shuts off for safety.
The Mr Coffee coffee maker BVMC-SJX33GT takes about fifteen minutes to brew a full 12 cup pot of coffee and while this may seem long you cannot rush perfection. The Mr Coffee coffee maker heats the water up to the perfect temperature of 195 degrees for a great cup of coffee.
I measured the water temperature right as it went into the coffee basket which is a typical paper filter or you can use a permanent basket filter. The filter or the permanent filter sits in a filter basket which has a disc filter on it to help clean the water as it drips down into the filter and your ground coffee.
Filling the water is done right next to the basket which is part of the body of the coffee maker with the pipe that carries the heated water swinging out of the way. Under the top lid a bracket pushes the water spout in place but to fill the water you need to swing the water spout out of the way.
To take the filter basket out you need to pivot the water spout out of the way and the top cover pushes the spout back in place automatically. Inside the water reservoir area there are two indicators which are for the 8 cup and 12 cup carafes as well as a side level indicator.
You can make less than a full pot of coffee by simply using less water and ground coffee but you can also delay brewing using the front panel. The programming features include delay brewing and a timer to count down from the time you brewed the coffee so you know how old it is.
The Mr Coffee coffee maker has a cleaning cycle as well as the water filter to keep your coffee as crisp and great tasting as possible. The programmable delay and other features all add up to be part of a great coffee maker even if some of the parts are old school.
The water spout and side tank that is actually part of the body are an older design but one that works well so finding it inside the BVMC-SJX33GT is not a surprise. I could not find a problem with any part of the Mr Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker.
The Mr Coffee Coffee coffee maker is easy to use and program with a nice pour spout and comfortable handle on the carafe. The machine is easy to program including setting the clock and timer functions as well as the delay for a great cup of coffee first thing in the morning.
I highly recommend the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12 cup programmable coffeemaker as an excellent coffee maker that works well. The BVMC-SJX33GT has also earned the Consumer Reports Best Buy amongst almost 100 coffee makers and costs only about $40.
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Easy to use and program
Carafe works well
Great tasting coffee