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My Thoughts On My New Melitta Coffee Maker

So far I really like the Melitta coffee maker that arrived this week. The coffee is hot, just like I like it. 

I put in Half & Half and Coffee Mate. I have French Vanilla right now, but I'm real partial to the Creme Brulee. Have you tried that flavor? Delicious!

The day before yesterday was the first day I made a cup. Got it fixed just like I wanted it. Then sat down and managed to spill it. All over some notebooks with lots of HTML written down that I tend to use. 

Note to self: Move notebooks filled with code far away from anything I'm drinking.

For $41, this is a good coffee maker. I'd say no matter the price, this is a sleek looking and nice coffee maker. We'll see how I feel in a few months. 

No more expensive coffee makers for me! Under $50 will have to do it. 

I have to say, the last Cuisinart that I purchased at Tuesday Morning lasted only a couple of months before it stopped making hot coffee. And even deeply discounted, I still paid $55.

Don't know how I did this, but somehow I managed to order two of them. How I missed seeing that on my total, I'll never understand. But then I ordered it late in the day, when I'm not "percolating" at my best. 

I decided to keep the other because if I break a glass carafe, I'll have an extra. Plus, no way am I fighting a Walmart exchange!

You could get the steel carafe, but I have used one before. I found that it was awfully hard on my hands (which have a lot of arthritis from prior surgeries and injuries) to lift and pour. Plus you couldn't see how much coffee was in the carafe.

Here is a good look at this coffee maker from the website. 

Here are the particulars...

  • Regular, Bold and Robust Settings for Rich-Tasting Coffee.
  • Programmable With 2 Hour Auto Shut Off.
  • Includes a start up pack of Melitta #4 Cone Coffee Filters.
  • Adjustable Keep Warm Setting.
  • Automatic Pause and Serve with Drip Free Pouring.
  • Dishwasher Safe 12-Cup Glass Carafe.
  • Product Dimensions: 10”W - 9.25”D – 14.5”H
  • Wattage: 120V - 1025W

  • So far, here are the reasons that really make me like this coffee maker. 

    When you pour water in, there is a big water reservoir at the back. So there is far less chance of dripping water outside the coffee maker than I had with the Cuisinart. And if you tend to be a bit clumsy, like me, this is a great thing.

    You put that lid down, and there is a separate compartment with its own lid for your coffee. Which means you could put the coffee in first and the water second if you chose to, and not worry that the coffee would get wet. 

    I've never seen this feature on coffee makers I've used. But then I didn't really start drinking coffee every morning until I was about 50, so that's been 7 years. I just used what my now ex used, which was a Cuisinart. 

    And that's really all I've had experience with except for my mini Keurig, which unfortunately lasted just over a year. (And it was my favorite shade of red too!)

    The features I really like on this Melitta:
     1. You can set it to how strong you like your coffee. I don't like Bold or strong coffee, so I set mine at Regular.

    2. It has a "keep warm plate", which I imagine is a feature on many/most coffee makers today. 

    3. Easy. I like easy. Easy to set the clock. Easy to understand. I hate to open instructions and see a bunch of gobbledy-gook I must decipher.

    Coffee making should not be difficult. It's one of the first things we coffee drinkers do each morning: make our coffee. Before our brains are pumping on all cylinders!

    This is just my personal review. I was not compensated in any way. I simply chose this Melitta coffee maker after looking at coffee makers from various companies online. 

    I purchased it on the website, and have been using it for a few days.

    I chose the Melitta because I had not used it before, and decided I liked the look of it. Plus the price was also well under $50.

    I'll give you an update in a few months.

    Brenda Pruitt
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    1. I don't know anything about Melitta as a coffee pot, but I can vouch for the coffee in this brand. It was the one I was using before my Keurig. I often found it on sale and we thought it was very similar to the Gevalia we are using with the Keurig now. The Melitta ground coffee was consistently good.

      1. I didn't even realize they made coffee. I will have to order some.

    2. Glad to hear its working for you and was simple to set up.. Looks good as does your beverage center set up..
      Those chicks on the shelf are adorable~!

      1. It looks like the big chicken is giving the small chickens the what-for!

    3. I have an inexpensive one too, for some of the very same reasons you mentioned. I won't feel bad when it breaks. It fact it will probably look bad before it breaks. I've found simpler machinery lasts longer, because there are less parts to break. xoxo

      1. I agree with you. I don't want anything fancy. I have fancy things (or so it seems to me) in my paid for eight year old car. I don't even know how to use them! I just want one consistently good cup of morning coffee.

    4. I had to chuckle when I read you ordered 2, I did the same thing. I was ordering a budget item and also hit 2 accidently. Too hard to do the return so I kept it, eventually gave it as a gift. Is that regifting? ha. I hope you enjoy the melita

      1. Taking up room in my closet, but so it goes...

    5. Sounds like a good coffee maker. Reading this made me want a cup of coffee-guess I'd better go make some!

      1. I use to make more each morning. Once in a great while I will have two cups, but rarely.

    6. Nice review! Glad you like it because now you have TWO of them. I have returned things directly to a Walmart store that I purchased online and it is a very simple return should you choose to do that. xo Diana

    7. That looks like a nice coffee maker. I'm glad that you like it so far.

      1. I also like how it looks. Just a simple design.

    8. Great review! I just started drinking coffee after 12 years coffee free and I need a good coffee maker so I might look in to this one!

      1. Well, looks like I'll be using this brand for awhile since I accidentally ordered two!

    9. Your Melitta fits right in with your cute coffee station. Hopefully you'll get longer use from it than your other coffee makers. I think simply made coffee makers are the way to go, fewer things to go wrong!

    10. Your like me Brenda...I like my coffee hot! Glad your happy with it!

    11. I really like the looks of the Melitta...I have a Hamilton Beach, that I bought about 4 years ago, and it brews 12 cups of hot coffee a day,...after it dies, I think I will look at the Melitta. Glad your able to enjoy your hot brew in the morning!

    12. wunderschöne inspirationen, danke und liebe grüße von angie

    13. I agree. The simpler the better. I recently bought a coffee maker with just one button. So far so great! Those higher end machines may be somewhat better, but not $100 better! It's the actual coffee you use that will make the difference. I love Gevalia! Your coffee bar is darling!

    14. Thanks for the review. I love your red chickens and the chat noir poster. What fun!! :-)
      Have a wonderful evening.

    15. Thinking about buying a coffee maker, so the review is timely.
      I ordered something from the other night. Somehow, they are so sorry for the inconvenience of making me wait. They are RUSHING the comforter IN JUST 3-5 days to TWO DIFFERENT walmart stores. AND I was gratified to see that UPS says it will be at the store I didn't want it to go to BY DEC 24th. DEC 24th is 13 days away!

    16. Glad you like your new Melitta. I never use the "keep warm" feature, as I find it cooks the coffee, and the taste changes. I have a 12 cup carafe (The brand is UPDATE) that I pour the coffee into after I rinse it with HOT water, so the coffee stays hot. It has a pump on top and a spout the coffee comes out of. This way, my second and third cups taste as good as my first.

    17. Thanks for this review. In the next few months I'll probably be looking for a new coffee maker, and this one looks like a possibility. The best maker I ever had was an old GE percolator, because it really got the coffee hot. But, it eventually conked out, and for several years we've tried different ones, and the issue for us too is if it gets the coffee hot!

    18. I want to add that I think your kitchen looks even more charming than when you revealed it to us a few months back, if that is possible. I love the subtle little Christmas touches you've added, like the berries in the parsley box and the silver tree in the utensil box. I'm so glad I spotted the little house in the enamelware pot, because I've been meaning to do something similar with an old enamelware cup. I'll get right on that!

    19. I didn't Melitta made a coffee maker such as yours. I thought that theirs was one where you plced the filter over a container and poured the hot water over it. Good to know.
      A few months ago I splurged and bought a Bunn. My mom had one and it lasted 15 years. Our neighbors had one lasted about 10 years. We were going through 2 pots a year so I figured why not try it. So far so good, and I like having instant hot water available.

    20. I have such a small space in my kitchen now that I just bought a 10 dollar one at WM for 4 cups. that fits my space and it does ok with making coffee. My Keurig quit in about a year too.

    21. I know you probably miss not having the red, but the black melitta looks great too. It picks up the black in the poster and the cups on the shelf :).

      I have two coffee makers also. When we consolidated two households into one, I kept the spare. I figure eventually the one I use will break, or I'll use the extra for our RV if we get one, meanwhile, we have two coffee makers on the countertop because hubby likes using an espresso maker for his cuppa joe. I'm not a fan of that, but I pick my battles.

    22. That sounds like the next coffee maker I will use. Can you program it to make coffee at a certain time so that it is ready when you get up? Currently I am using a very inexpensive coffee pot. I believe it cost less than $15. It can be programmed but one thing I don't like about it is the water reservoir is a little small and I tend to drip water. I also like the look of yours a lot better but mine just seems to last and last and last. LOL. I think it is a Black & Decker machine.

    23. By the way, I just love the cosy and colour coordinated look of your coffee station. Very nice!

    24. No wonder you seemed baffled when I said the thing about boiling water. I did not know they made electric coffee makers. Mine has a cone that sits on top of it's pot, and you put the coffee in the cone, pour boiling water over and then move the cone and put on the lid! No electricity involved. I will have to look into this one when my Braun conks out.

    25. I had the same model and it lasted almost two years. About a year longer than the Kitchenaid I had before it. The longest lasting coffee maker I ever had, was a Bunn, but the flavor wasn't good. I just replaced it with the new model Melita. Only difference is the control panel is on the side. Same price. I'm sure you will be happy with yours, and now you have a backup.

    26. I need to change my coffee machine... I'll wait for your next update before I decide on anything.


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