Mr. Coffee 10 Cup Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker

  • Features Removable water reservoir and filter basket lift out for fast and easy filling and cleaning Water filtration reduces chlorine up to 97% for better tasting coffee
  • Stainless steel thermal carafe keeps coffee hot
  • Special cleaning cycle helps maintain Coffeemaker performance and coffee taste Fresh Brew Timer ensures your coffee is hot, fresh and ready when you want it
  • Pause ‘N Serve allows you to pour a cup during brewing cycle
  • 2-Hour Auto Shut-Off automatically shuts off Coffeemaker


Ah, nothing like the sound of a reputable and reliable brand to provide you with nature’s most delicious drink on this here green Earth (or slightly green – thanks drought!) Thankfully, I don’t have to worry about a drought as I’ll be replenished with Mr. Coffee’s fantastic product. Before I rant and rave too much about the consumer level coffeemaker, features include:

  • Removable water reservoir and filter basket.
  • Water filtration system.
  • Stainless steel thermal carafe.
  • Self-cleaning cycle.
  • Fresh Brew Timer.
  • Auto shut off.

Oh man, I can’t think of enough good things about this coffee maker. There are just so many features to dive into, it’s all overwhelming. Let’s talk about the sleek and stainless steel design that will match any modern kitchen currently. Its minimalist-meets-industrial design takes stainless steel to the next level, bringing it from the actual machine to the thermal coffeepot and even the spray head container.

We’ll briefly talk about the aforementioned features, but we’ll also dive into the design and the operation of the Mr. Coffee machine. The easy to remove water reservoir and filter basket make it so that you won’t have to worry about spilling water as you’re trying to get the reservoir back in, and so that you can effortlessly place the proper filter into the basket (as well as easy removal for cleaning).

Love how it keeps coffee warm

Mr. Coffee 10 Cup Optimal Brew Thermal coffee maker keeps the coffee as warm as it was when you began drinking, so you don’t have to think about tasting cold coffee even though you JUST made it twenty minutes ago. If you’re forgetful like myself, you’re no stranger to forgetting to clean appliances. We may think of it momentarily but promise ourselves to come back and clean later – which inevitably never gets done. With the Mr. Coffee machine, there’s a cleaning cycle feature that aids you in self-cleaning and alerts you when it’s time for you to clean.

The only disadvantage of this coffeemaker is that it doesn’t have a one button operation. However, the functionality of each button is pretty self-explanatory, as well as the overall design of the machine. Design elements of this coffeemaker include:

  • Rectangular and removable water reservoir.
  • Walter filtration device.
  • Lift and clean filter basket.
  • Freshness timer.
  • Delay brew button.
  • Cleaning cycle button.
  • “Grab-a-cup” auto pause button.
  • “Just brewed” thermal carafe

How bout a removable water reservioir and filter basket?

The removable water reservoir is shaped well so that after you take it and fill it up, you can easily slide it back into place without spilling and without trouble. As for the water filtration system, we discussed early that it removes up to 97% of chlorine within the water (which can be naturally there, along with other chemicals that make it “hard” water), and provides a MUCH better taste. If you’ve ever worked at a coffee shop, you know how imperative it is that the softest water possible is used as it affects the taste greatly.

There’s not much to say about the “lift and clean” filter basket as you can remove it, wash it, and put it back! There’s nothing fancy about it and that’s a good thing! As for the 2-hour auto shut off feature, you don’t ever have to worry about shutting it off as the work is done for you. Make your coffee, grab it and go! Speaking of grabbing coffee and going, there’s also a freshness timer that keeps a tab on when you’ve last brewed and lets you know if the coffee is just as great as it was earlier when you originally made it. As for the delay brew feature, you can set this ahead of time and make sure you wake up to a well-brewed, fresh cup of coffee.

The “Grab-a-Cup” Feature

Say you need a cup of finished coffee before the entire brewing process is finished. You’ve woken up late but you REALLY need something to wake you up and make sure you’re productive. With the Mr. Coffee machine, you’re able to set a time to pause the brewing process and grab an already-done cup before it finishes. The process and feature is called, “grab-a-cup” auto pause. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve skipped out on coffee because I simply didn’t have time.

If you’re not too good with buttons, the buttons are labeled for easy reading with a dark font that contrasts against the stainless steel. On the large digital display screen, you’ll see a fresh brew timer on the screen – how convenient is this? It makes minimal noise as well, which is fantastic for when you want to brew a cup early in the morning while people are asleep. Nothing worse than waking up other coffee lovers and having to splurge while you just wanted some peace!

Even though it’s a little heavier, there are more features than most in this model and it doesn’t take up too much counter space. Although, I will admit that it’s vertically bigger than most, so if you have much lower cabinets than the standard, you may not be able to fit this on your counter. The measurements come in at 10.8 x 12.3x 16.3. Did I also mention that there’s an audible beep for when the full 10 cups are done being brewed? You don’t have to like this or use this, as it can be muted, but it’s a great feature and very convenient.

As for the water reservoir filling up, you don’t have to pour a cup in one by one, you can actually place it under the faucet for optimal convenience and fill it up without spilling. Then, you can place it back inside without any troubles.

Quicker brewing

In comparison with other coffee makers, this model brews up to 20% faster than the average model. With a capability of brewing 10 cups in under seven minutes AND pause feature, you barely have to wait any time at all for your first cup or a refill! The operation and features of this coffeemaker make it one of the best on the market and is one I would 1000% recommend. Being one of the cheaper models, it’s one that you just can’t pass up.