Mr. Coffee FTX25 12 cup programmable coffeemaker
by Michele Zimcosky
(Akron, OH, USA)
12 Cup Mr Coffee
My current coffee maker is the Mr. Coffee 12 cup programmable coffeemaker with stainless steel accents. I purchased it at Kohls Department Store because it was on sale, it looked nice, and I liked it's features.
I wanted one that you could program ahead of time, and it also has an adjustable warmer plate temperature control. It washes up nicely and even has a special cleaning cycle.
The one feature I don't like about it is that it automatically shuts off after 2 hours, which is nice sometimes, but I wish there were a way to override it on occassion. At first I really liked this coffeemaker, but it brews slow and I drink a lot of coffee! Usually about 2 pots a day.
About five months after I bought it, I noticed that every time I make coffee, as I'm pouring the water in to the reservoir, it runs through the machine and leaks on to the warming plate, so I have to wipe the plate off before I can set the pot on it.
Water also now leaks all out of the bottom of the coffeemaker whenever the reservoir is full also, so my counter is covered with water every time I make a pot.
It's not coming out of the overflow hole in the back, so I have no idea why it is doing this.
The odd thing is a friend of mine bought the same coffeemaker and theirs does the exact same thing.
One other thing is that if I turn my coffeemaker off and there is still coffee in the pot, I have to make sure I unplug it.
Several times, the coffee pot has been off but for some strange reason the warmer plate stayed on and six hours later, the coffee was disintigrated and burnt all over the bottom of the pot.
It makes no sense, but I've had the coffeemaker too long to be able to return it.