Melitta Coffee Maker:
So far I really like the Melitta coffee maker that arrived this week.
For $41, this is a good decent priced 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.
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.
Somehow I Ordered Two:
I decided to keep the other coffee maker 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 from the outside, which was an aggravation.
Here is a good look at this coffee maker from the Melitta.com website.
Here are the particulars…
- MELITTA 12-CUP ELECTRIC COFFEMAKER – Model 46893
- Regular, Bold and Robust Settings for Rich-Tasting Coffee.
- Programmable With 2 Hour Auto Shut Off.
- Includes a start up pack of Melitta #4 Cone Coffee Filters.
- Adjustable Keep Warm Setting.
- Automatic Pause and Serve with Drip Free Pouring.
- Dishwasher Safe 12-Cup Glass Carafe.
- Product Dimensions: 10”W – 9.25”D – 14.5”H
- Wattage: 120V – 1025W
The Reasons I 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.
When you put the lid down, 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.
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!)
1. You can set the strength of 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 only been using it for a few days.
I chose the Melitta because I had not used this brand 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.