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Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable CGX20

Mr. Coffee's CGX20 makes freshly brewed coffee available in a few minutes. It serves hot and delicious java despite of its speed in brewing. It also doesn't make too much noise when brewing unlike with other coffee makers. Its programmable features make it a good option for people on the go and those who want their cups of joe well-made.

Key features

- This programmable coffee maker is available in white color and can brew up to 12 cups of coffee.
- The removable filter basket makes cleaning and filling it a breeze.
- You don't have to wait for the entire pot to complete brewing with the Pause 'n Serve function that allows you to sneak a cup of hot coffee.
- The 2-hour auto shut off is a safety feature that also lets you save on energy. The machine switches off on its own after keeping coffee warm for a couple of hours.
- The on/off indicator light tells you when brewing is done and when the machine is off.
- You can easily check the water level in the reservoir through its dual water windows.
- The stain-resistant warming plate keeps coffee hot and makes cleaning it hassle-free.
- The water filtration option removes too much chlorine from water for better-tasting coffee.
- No more messy lines on the countertop with cord storage to keep everything organized.
- It has a delay brew technology that lets you schedule the brewing time.


What consumers love about this coffee making machine is that it brews coffee fast and keeps it hot for a long while. The hot plate is non-sticky and works well. It is also very quiet compared to other brewers. It is easy to fill the water reservoir because of its wider opening. You can easily clean the insides of the water tank and the other components of the coffee maker such as the flow tube and disperser.

The delay brew option also makes coffee preparation easy even in the early hours of the day. If you don't have time to wait, you can pause brewing for a while and get a cup. Just replace the carafe for the machine to continue the brew cycle.

This coffee maker is easy to use and can make up to 12 cups, perfect for family of coffee drinkers or small office use.


Some have reported defective hot plate coating after months of use. Some also say that the coffee maker has a tendency to leak. There's a lot of steam coming out from the coffee maker even when it's finished brewing. There's no option for brew strength as well.

- low price
- makes good-tasting coffee
- easy to clean
- user-friendly programs
- has delay brew option
- non-sticky hot plate
- keeps coffee hot
- quiet
- nice design

- coffee maker may leak
- doesn't have brew strength options
- makes a lot of steam after brewing
- hot plate coating may easily wear off

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Aug 24, 2014
does not brew full amount NEW
by: harold bowling

the machine only produces 4 cups when 12 cups of water are loaded.

Feb 23, 2011
Mr. Coffee FTTX 95
by: Gerald Cagle

The steam coming out of my two Mr. Coffee is so bad that it has ruin my new kitchen cabinet. Is there a make that doesn't do this

Jul 08, 2010
loud slow and lots of steam
by: Anonymous

I am switching. This one is slow to brew, makes to much noise during brewing and seems to come up a half cup short due to steam loss.

Pours fine and tastes fine, but I would not recomend it.

Apr 14, 2010
best model i've owned
by: J Louise Morris

I absolutely love this coffee maker--it is easy to use and brews up a delicious cup of coffee. I appreciate that it has a brewing basket that comes out easily so that I can clean it without a worry, and it slips back into place without any problems.

One of my favorite features is the two-hour warm setting; I can make coffee at a party, leave it warm for a few hours, and serve my guests a good cup of coffee.

No reheating in the microwave! I am able to use every last drop of coffee with this warming feature. And because I am forgetful, I don't have to worry about trying to remember to shut the coffeemaker off--after two hours, it shuts off by itself!

The great thing about this coffee maker is how it manages my impatient streak by having a "Pause n Serve" feature. I can brew some coffee, take the pot away to fill my mug, and then replace the carafe without coffee spilling anywhere.

This is the best model I've owned that doesn't let any coffee seep out when I do this ritual of brewing, stealing a cup for myself, and replacing the carafe.

Mr. Coffee makes it easy to store the electrical cord in the back of the coffee maker so that it doesn't hang all over my counter.

The whole appliance looks neat, is easy to clean, and is stain resistant. I appreciate anything that makes my life easier, and my Mr. Coffee fits that bill!

Mar 25, 2009
Nice pause-n-serve feature
by: Misty Haigh

We bought this coffee pot towards the end of last year from Wal-Mart. We paid just under $30.
We desired several features when we bought it. We wanted to be able to program it the night before to make coffee in the morning.

We also wanted it to turn off by its self after a couple of hours if we forgot and left the house. My husband wanted to be able to get a cup of coffee before it had finished so we looked for pause-n-serve. The biggest thing is we didn't want to pay too much.

The Mr. Coffee CGX20 had all of these features. It is also water filtration compatible and has a storage area for the cord. It can make up to 12 cups at a time and takes your basic coffee filters.

In the past we had paid about $15 for coffee makers and always wished we would have gotten a better one.

We have been thrilled with this purchase. The only complaint has been that it doesn't keep the coffee as hot as my husband likes. I, however, think it keeps it at a perfect temperature.

I don't think the pause-n-serve feature works that great. But then again I never have seen one that didn't drip at least some.

I would definetly recommend this coffee pot to others. It compares to the more expensive brands and it is definetly better than the cheaper versions.

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