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Mr. Coffee VB12 12-Cup Coffee Maker


The Coffee Maker, 12-Cup, Switch, White - VB12 is a 12-cup coffee maker in stylish white. It comes with special features like the Pause n' Serve feature, removable filter basket, and the water level indicator.


Key Features

- Pause n' Serve feature makes drinking coffee possible even if the machine is still in the middle of the brewing cycle.
- Removable filter basket lifts out for easy cleaning.
- Water level indicator shows how much water is left in the reservoir and how much water is needed to be filled in.
- Stain-resistant warming plate is easy to clean and keeps the pot of coffee fresh and warm.
- Keep your counter top neat and tidy with this coffee maker's cord storage feature, which keeps the excess electrical cord neatly hidden from view when the machine is not in use.
- The machine can be adapted to fit any type of water filter that removes a major number of minerals in the water for great coffee taste.
- Illuminated on/ off indicator tells you if the machine is on or off even from a distance.

Advantages

The 12- cup VB12 is noted for its Brew Pause n' Serve feature which lets you enjoy a cup of coffee when the coffee maker is still in the middle of the brewing cycle. When it comes to style, the 12-cup VB12 is done in contemporary white which will surely fit in with any kind of kitchen décor.

Another advantage is the water indicator level which tells you how much water is needed to put it. The machine is easy to use because of its simple design with no bells and whistles.

Disadvantages

Most users think that the coffee never comes out hot enough and the warming plate does not do a very good job of warming the pot. Spills also tend to occur when pouring the carafe, which seems to have a faulty spout design.

Another major disadvantage is the lack of automatic shut off, which becomes a nuisance for people who are always in a hurry in the morning. Another disappointment is the single lid hinged at the back which covers the grinds and the freshwater tank.

Lifting the lid up often deposits cruds into the water reservoir. When it comes to the size, the model itself is bulkier than previous models and it is often more expensive than other models with the same kind of features.

Pros
- Brew Pause n' Serve feature is handy for those who are eager to get the cup of coffee in the morning without waiting for the machine to finish the brewing process
- Comes in stylish contemporary design (classic white)
- Simple design with no bells and whistles, which is easy to operate
- The water level marking allows you to accurately determine how much water is needed to put in

Cons
- Coffee does not come out hot enough
- Warming plate does not do a very good job of warming the carafe
- Bulky design

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Apr 14, 2010
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good for price
by: Anonymous

Pros
- It has a clear pane looking into the water chamber
- This model uses regular sized coffee filters

Cons
- It does not have any programmable features including displaying the time
- It does not have an internal coffee bean grinder

I own a white Mr. Coffee Coffee VB12 12-Cup Coffee Maker. I purchased this coffee maker about three years ago for around $25. After daily use, the coffee maker is still in perfect working order and I feel that I have gotten a lot of value out of its relatively inexpensive price tag.

One other feature I like about it is that it has a clear pane looking into the water chamber so that you can easily see how much water you have poured into which is useful in determining how much coffee to add. The coffee maker is relatively compact so it does not take up much counter space and looks nice in its simple design. It is not overbearing or flashy.

I also like that this model uses regular sized coffee filters and I do not need to buy a specialty item to use it. A few downsides of this model is that it does not have any programmable features including displaying the time. At times it would be nice to have the coffee automatically start brewing first thing in the morning without my turning it on.

It also does not have an internal coffee bean grinder. On a scale of one to five (five being the best), I would give this coffee maker a 3.5. It has worked very consistently over the years I’ve had it but it would be nice if it had a few additional features like being able to program it. But, for the price of $25 it has been a good buy.

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