Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Coffee Maker Review – Low On Price, High on Features


Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Review and picture of the coffee maker.
  • Build Quality
  • Features
  • Value For Money

It would be hard to imagine another coffee machine that is so packed with features and yet is available at such a reasonable price. The Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Programmable 12-Cup Coffee Maker is a great looking machine that will suit any kitchen décor, and offers features that you might expect in a more expensive coffee maker. Let’s cover all the specs in this Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Review:

Specifications and Features

In addition to its great looks, the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX333GT is a top-performing machine, and in fact was recognized as one of the best performers in its class in a leading consumer magazine. It offers:

  • A removable filter basket that is easily removed for cleaning or filling.
  • Pause and serve feature that lets you get your cup of coffee while the rest of the pot is still brewing.
  • Two-hour shut-off so your coffee stays hot but never gets bitter.
  • Timer can be set up to 24 hours in advance.
  • On/off indicator light.
  • Special cleaning cycle.
  • Dimensions are 14.41×11.06×9.09.

The Good

  • The water window shows you how much water is in the reservoir.
  • Cord tucks away for easy storage.
  • Brew strength selector allows you to have your coffee just as mild or as strong as you like.
  • Works with either a glass or thermal carafe.
  • Coffee stays hot for two hours, which is very handy if you are entertaining.
  • Built-in water filtration removes up to 97% of the chlorine from you water, resulting in a much better tasting brew.
  • Filter basket can accommodate either the Mr. Coffee Permanent Filter, or ordinary paper filters.
  • Fresh Brew Timer tells you when you need to make a fresh pot.
  • 2-year warranty.

The Bad

  • This machine is a little heavy compared with others in its class, weighing in at 4 pounds.
  • A bit on the large side, which could be problematic where counter space is at a premium.
  • The thermal carafe has to be purchased separately.
  • Permanent filter has to be purchased separately.

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Review – The Verdict

The Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Programmable 12-Cup Coffee Maker isn’t perfect – it takes up a fair bit of counter space. The good news is, that’s all we can find to criticize. Some buyers may be a little annoyed at having to buy the thermal carafe and the permanent filter separately, but to our way of thinking, this is a lot like getting a diamond ring for the price of a cubic zirconia, and then complaining that it’s set in gold instead of platinum. Most machines in this price range don’t have anywhere near the features the BVMC-SJX33GT has, and you’ll still be getting a great deal even if you do decide to shell out for the thermal carafe and the permanent filter.

If you want a good, solid coffee maker with lots of features that won’t even come close to breaking the bank, we urge you to take a good look at this outstanding machine from Mr. Coffee.

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