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 Melitta.com website.
Here are the particulars...
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 Walmart.com 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.