Mr. Coffee ISTX85 10 cup coffeemaker
I purchased this coffee maker a few months ago at my local KMart store. The primary reason I chose this model was the stainless steel carafe. I can't even count how many glass carafes I have broken and had to replace. I also like the fact that it came with a reusable filter. This machine is very sleek and modern in design.
It looks great on my countertop! Unfortunately, that is about as far as the positive comments go. The lid on the carafe is very hard to open with your thumb and doesn't open quite far enough. You have to practically turn the pot upside down to empty the last half of the contents from the carafe. I also was very surprised at how quickly the coffee cooled while in the carafe.
I expected the stainless steel container to keep the coffee hotter longer than a glass carafe, but the opposite is true. I find myself reheating my coffee in the microwave when I refill my cup. The other thing that I don't like about this model is the clock and timer.
Again, the round, green glowing display gives it a very modern look, but it is not a digital display. The analog clock is hard to read and hard to set. I'm definitely in the market for a new coffee maker. I think this time I'll focus on fuctionality and maybe buy some flowers to set on my kitchen counter instead!