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Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew 10-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker System, BVMC-PSTX91-RB

Color:Black Mr. Coffee's Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker System is designed to extract the fullest flavor possible from your favorite roast. It boasts a high brew temperature of up to 205° with a brew speed that's 20% faster (than competitive uni...

Reviews by Features

Plate

(68 reviews)
Look

(55 reviews)
Maker

(381 reviews)
Carafe

(277 reviews)
Cup

(163 reviews)
Pot

(292 reviews)
Product

(94 reviews)
Machine

(128 reviews)
Brew

(111 reviews)
Taste

(160 reviews)
Water

(176 reviews)
Alarm

(26 reviews)
Plastic

(31 reviews)
Bean

(29 reviews)
Review

(47 reviews)
Lid

(27 reviews)
Design flaw

(30 reviews)
Know issue

(6 reviews)
Beep

(19 reviews)
Coffee grind

(29 reviews)
Month

(11 reviews)
Clock

(21 reviews)
User error

(14 reviews)

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Reviews around plate (4.91 of 5)

  • Keeps the coffee hot for hours without the overcooked taste you get from leaving coffee on a hot plate.
  • It really keeps your coffee hot for hours long after the hot plate turns off!
  • Coffee is not reheated on the hot plate, and can be kept warm for 2 hours
  • no warmer plate (goes along with having a metal carafe)- display is getting dimmer over time***- no way to turn off beeping (when cycle completes)
  • It is a thermal carafe that keeps coffee hot not any hot plate
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Reviews around look (4.66 of 5)

  • Love the look and feel and ease of making coffee with this
  • Getting a new one although this looks like new it is wasting all my expensive coffee and I am tired of it
  • love the look and keeps my coffee warm for a couple hours
  • It's just a little distracting when looking at the clock display!
  • I love the look of this coffee maker and it works well, except, for me, the thermal carafe did not keep the coffee hot at all
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Reviews around maker (4.43 of 5)

  • This has been the best Coffee maker and fits all my needs
  • Preferred taste of coffee from my (much) cheaper Cuisinart coffee maker.
  • I do NOT recommend this coffee maker - I feel ripped off!!
  • Coffee may make a cheap coffee maker ok, but not this one
  • This is the best coffee maker that I have ever purchased!!!!!
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Reviews around carafe (4.37 of 5)

  • No more burned coffee at the bottom of the carafe- no more broken carafes either
  • -(The main reason I am junking it is because of it makes lukewarm coffee and especially how difficult the carafe is to get coffee out of
  • The carafe is stainless and keeps the coffee hot all day.
  • This is a great coffee pot however when you are pouring your cup of coffee, the carafe leaks all over the place
  • This carafe is perfect for that, it keeps my coffee hot.
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Reviews around cup (4.34 of 5)

  • Coffee did some research as to what makes a great cup of joe
  • This is a great coffee pot for those of us that like a good cup of coffee, but can't afford a fancy coffee system
  • I think I will be returning for a refund as I have not enjoyed a single cup of coffee since day one
  • Definitely provides a hot cup of coffee and keeps it hot
  • This coffee maker replaced a 12 cup coffee maker that I broke after 10 years
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Reviews around pot (4.11 of 5)

  • However....EVERY pot of coffee has leaked all over the counter during brew
  • We love the fact that the thermal pot keeps coffee hot for several hours.
  • Tried several pots still annoying leaks and returned coffee pot
  • Love this coffee pot, stays hot in the thermos for hours
  • It is a grate coffee pot and makes a good cup of coffee
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Reviews around product (3.85 of 5)

  • And the scratch on the handle of the carafe does not affect the product in any way
  • If you aren't brewing a good pot of coffee, you might want to try a better product
  • That’s life, no use worrying about the poor product or poor customer service
  • I want to love this product, but if I cant get good tasting coffee out of it what use are the nifty features to me
  • This is a terrible product and unless they've fixed these problems it should not be on the market.
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Reviews around machine (3.77 of 5)

  • It's a Great Looking Machine, I just wish the coffee was hotter
  • The new coffee maker is not only leaking from the bottom, but now an alarm is going off and the machine is UNUSABLE
  • Great coffee machine, the pot stay hot for at least 2 hours
  • But overall, this machine makes good coffee at a good price with some nice specs not available on most comparable models.
  • Sometimes the machine leaks hot coffee everywhere when brewing
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Reviews around brew (3.77 of 5)

  • The other issue is that the machine brews so fast that additional coffee must be used to avoid a weak brew.
  • Our second was that it made very weak coffee (probably related to its speed).We tried using a combination of metal and paper filters to slow down the brewing, and it did help some - raising the brew quality to "acceptable"
  • Sometimes the machine leaks hot coffee everywhere when brewing
  • Over the last 4 years this is my 3rd Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew pot
  • The brewing is great, though (right temperature, speed, etc), so if you have soft water or brew coffee with distilled water, then this is the pot for you.
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Reviews around taste (3.37 of 5)

  • The thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours without ever giving it that burnt taste.
  • This is a great coffee maker, quick and makes great tasting, hot coffee.
  • Great tasting cup of coffee to look forward to every morning!
  • The coffee itself is great tasting and stays hot for hours even after the shuts down.
  • You will get a very light/weak tasting coffee as a result
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Reviews around water (3.36 of 5)

  • We like our coffee to taste like Coffee, not weak flavored hot water.
  • What was in the pot was not coffee, but just brown hot water
  • The faster the water pours over coffee, the weaker it is
  • I am disappointed as we have very hard water and coffee
  • One must boil water and warm up the carafe before brewing coffee .
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Reviews around alarm (3.28 of 5)

  • My old Braun poured as fast as if there were no cap, and it kept the coffee as hot amd for as long as this one
  • I set mine to brew at 8:45 AM, and by noon my coffee was still as hot as if I had just made it
  • I set mine to brew at 8:45 AM, and by noon my coffee was still as hot as if I had just made it
  • The good news is when the screaming alarm stops and the whole house wakes up (including the dog) they will have great hot coffee waiting for them
  • With those 2 pieces floating around in the reservoir, the coffee maker emits a shrill sounding alarm of some kind, and will not work.
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Reviews around plastic (2.86 of 5)

  • : All a coffee lover wants to do is have a great cup of coffee to test out their new machine, but when it smells and tastes like toxic plastic, even after doing the recommended first pot of water and cleaning, the novelty of the purchase wears off
  • When I was preparing the new machine to make coffee there was a strong chemical/plastic odor that I was not happy about - and almost sent it back.
  • Of note is that the machine will let you know when it is time to clean, and will not make coffee, as far as I can tell, until cleaned.
  • Has a terrible plastic TOXIC smell that will not go away.
  • No issue after you break it in to get rid of those terrible plastic smells (10+ cycles of water at least)
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Reviews around bean (2.47 of 5)

  • I tried grinding my own beans, and that resulted in a very good cup of coffee but a terrible mess with ground everywhere (yes, the water filter was in place and correctly mounted).
  • We tried getting a permanent filter and grinding our beans less fine.
  • I set mine to brew at 8:45 AM, and by noon my coffee was still as hot as if I had just made it
  • I'm not sure if I'm grinding the coffee beans enough, or if this makes weaker
  • My old Braun poured as fast as if there were no cap, and it kept the coffee as hot amd for as long as this one
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Reviews around review (2.27 of 5)

  • I am very happy with this purchase, and am glad I did not listen to the negative reviews
  • I was somewhat surprised by all the negative reviews for just about everything else (including this model)
  • I had read all the reviews about leaking, weak coffee, etc, but trust me
  • Some of the negative reviews for this one made me hesitant to buy it
  • Most reviews of this machine are positive and accurately portray the performance of the coffee maker.
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Reviews around lid (2.15 of 5)

  • Minor problems included the design of the carafe (the lid is easy enough to unscrew, but it is less convenient than a glass carafe for gauging the amount of coffee remaining), and the fact that there is a beeping signal to indicate the end of the brewing cycle - it sounds like a subdued fire alarm which is a bit disturbing, and there doesn't appear to be a way to turn it off (though you can press a button to brighten or dim the clock display
  • Carafe keeps the coffee hot for at least 2 hours, and the lid is easy to remove and tighten.
  • Just a little annoyance when I remove the grounds each day, having to open a useless lid to the basket.
  • Improve the lid to allow for faster flow and better seal after coffee is madeI would guess that my suggestions would raise the price quite a bit.
  • Other more minor issues I had with it was the lid on the water reservoir is not attached and a bit of a pain to always make sure you have it the right direction.
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Reviews around design flaw (2.13 of 5)

  • My old Braun poured as fast as if there were no cap, and it kept the coffee as hot amd for as long as this one
  • But it has one major design flaw, which is why I am giving the coffee maker two stars
  • The design flaw is that some more sophisticated brewers have a screen in that area to prevent the nipple from clogging
  • The hottest I was able to get out of room temperature water (~76°f) was 175°f, well below the billed brewing temperature.
  • Other than this rather major design flaw, it’s a halfway decent coffee maker.
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Reviews around know issue (1.87 of 5)

  • The hottest I was able to get out of room temperature water (~76°f) was 175°f, well below the billed brewing temperature.
  • Finally, a full bodied cup of coffee - but - it was older and wasn't keeping the coffee as hot as I liked
  • This has been a known issue on some China plastics for quite some time
  • It makes me wonder if this is a well-known issue with this model
  • This is apparently a known issue at Mr Coffee, as their support page for this maker has the same problem
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Reviews around beep (1.87 of 5)

  • Husband loves the beeps for "brewed" and "one hour freshness"
  • The knocks:In the reviews, I read that some knocked the beep when the coffee is done
  • I love everything about this coffee pot except for the really loud beeping when the coffee is done brewing
  • The beeping annoys my wife but over all we like it and would buy again
  • - The "coffee is ready" beep is too loud and high pitched
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Reviews around coffee grind (1.77 of 5)

  • The hottest I was able to get out of room temperature water (~76°f) was 175°f, well below the billed brewing temperature.
  • but I do have an issue where if you make 10 cups, the coffee grinds are in the coffee
  • Had to get used to this new machine, Makes the coffee quicker and adding the coffee grinds and water is much easier.
  • It does have this filters which go on top of the bin where the coffee grinds go.
  • The hottest I was able to get out of room temperature water (~76°f) was 175°f, well below the billed brewing temperature.
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Reviews around month (1.72 of 5)

  • I am NOT hip on consumables that need to be replaced every month like filters and what
  • I've had this six months and love it
  • That's right, 5 months and it quit working
  • Here I am 18 months into this purchase and it wont work
  • Had it 4 months and the delay start won’t work anymore.
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Reviews around clock (1.65 of 5)

  • The clock is so dim, I can't read the time anymore, which isn't a big deal unless you're trying to set delay brew!
  • the clock is terrible, inability to change the time and inability to delayed brew
  • The clock will deliver your brew, ready, waiting and hot for when you wake up
  • Coffee stays hotter than most other makers, but the clock has become so dim in less than a year
  • but after 6 mos the LED clock got dim, then went black at month 10.
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Reviews around user error (1.18 of 5)

  • I cleaned the coffee maker thoroughly and chalked it up to user error
  • I chose to get this coffee maker because, after reading the reviews, it appeared that the negative reviews were likely a consequence of user error
  • The user error is overloading the loader if you like strong coffee..
  • As far as complaints about overflowing and spilling coffee all over the counter, this is primarily user error.
  • The user error is overloading the loader if you like strong coffee..
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More about Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew 10-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker System, BVMC-PSTX91-RB

  • Color:Black Mr
  • Coffee's Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker System is designed to extract the fullest flavor possible from your favorite roast
  • It boasts a high brew temperature of up to 205° with a brew speed that's 20% faster (than competitive units tested)
  • Its double-walled, stainless steel thermal carafe maintains temperature without a warming plate, which preserves your coffee's true flavor profile
  • The Delay Brew function lets you schedule a pot for later, so you can wake up to a rejuvinating cup every morning
  • And Grab-A-Cup Auto Pause allows you to pour a cup before the brew cycle finishes
  • Be sure to use the included water filtration disk to remove any chlorine or impurities from your water during brewing, so you can enjoy a pure tasting cup every time.