Start it and forget it. I'm still trying to make a cup of Peete's at home...
Positive Product Points
Nice looking machine, adjustable temp for warming plate to keep coffee hot and not burn, makes an ok cup of joe. Eaxy to use, came with gold filter. Has timer on front to tell you how long the coffee has been brewed and has 2 hr auto shut-off. Great features, but doesn't make hot enough water.
Negative Product Points
Only heats water to 165F which is not hot enough to extract full flavor from the coffee. Maybe mine is defective??? I've tried different grinds and always have sediment in my coffee to chew on.
I'm still attempting to make a cup of Peet's at home...what's the answer?
What more is there to say, Mr. Coffee is good for someone on the go, start it and get in the shower.
This product is packed at the top and bottom with pieces of “egg-carton” type material and the box is the typical glossy packaging that includes smiling faces indulging in the aroma, but not actually consuming the brew.
The instruction manual is a well-written booklet (8 1/4” x 5 3/4”) of 20 pages including the front and back covers. It is written in only one language, English. Read the manual.
It takes a few minutes to set it up because you have to go through the process of filling the internal boiler. The instructions make this a simple task and also include directions for brewing, cleaning, descaling and storage.
The exterior of the brewer is made of lots of glossy, black plastic which enhances all of the curves. The chromed grate on which the coffee cups rest awaiting the brew adds a nice touch. Around the on / off button, the plastic bevels outward and around the brewing buttons, the plastic bevels inward. The buttons have a positive tactile feel.