The Mr. Coffee FTTX95 is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the FTTX95 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
About This Brand
This familiar brand has the largest market share. Mr. Coffee offers an extremely wide range and variety of products, from single serve and grind-and-brew to various capacity drip models with glass and thermal carafes. Its coffeemakers are sold in almost all retail channels and range from lower to upper mid-priced categories. Prices range fro $15 to $200.
Features & Specs - Mr. Coffee FTTX95
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
First off, I found the coffee does not brew hot enough, so I started using hot water to brew it, and found that worked a charm.(Some coffeemakers can't brew with hot water but this does fine. Hot tap water, not boiling water!) <br />The coffee tastes terrific if you use good beans of course. <br />It is going to last a lot longer if you use filtered water, but all inexpensive coffee makers will break one day.<br />Contrary to many reviews, I do not find it difficult to keep hot once brewed, perhaps people need to adjust the heat control for the hotplate! It's right there. Also you can turn that down a little if you like to avoid the overheating burnt in flavor of hours old coffee...so look for a happy medium. <br /><br />Durable. I bought three of these. <br />One lasted three years of daily use, I'm using the replacement for about a year now. All coffeemakers will fail, our water is extremely hard here and I don't use filtered water on the coffeepot. <br />The third I bought after we had two other brands fail at a lounge at a nonprofit service agency where I volunteer and we brew 2-5 pots a day (using filtered water) for three years now without a problem. That's way more than usual home use.<br /><br /> It is a mess when it overflows to clean up...coffee gets stick in all kinds of crevices and you might as well just put a towel under it for a day or two...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Flintstone, Ga.
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Pouring Feature Difficult
Just purchased and took it home. Once assembled, I made my first pot of coffee and when it came time to pour I became aware of one feature that has caused me to rethink this purchase. The Carafe has a sealed pour spout that requires the user to really mash down on a thumb lever that unseats the large O-ring and allows for pouring. If I decide to keep this Coffee pot I will have to remove the lid to pour because of the inefficient design of that 'dang' thumb button. Seriously difficult to pour a cup.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Southern Steve
Stainless steel carafe
Coffee Doesn't Stay Hot
Terrible lid design
I drink about 2-3 cups of coffee every day, and this has been one of the more frustrating coffee makers I've owned. I cannot get a consistently good brew from day to day, and the coffee does not stay hot for very long. It seems to leave some of the grounds dry when I've noticed a particularly weak batch. <br />I, like many of the other reviewers here, also hate the lid design for pouring. I solved it by using my forefinger instead of my thumb to depress the button. It's a bit awkward at first, but it works. However, I would think a company with 'Coffee' in its name could a much better job designing a carafe that pours without giving you carpal tunnel syndrome! I can't for the life of me imagine how they let this lid design make it off the drawing board.