Don't make the mistake we made by purchasing a Mr. Coffee coffee maker
with the 8-cup stainless steel carafe. The box says it's insulated.
The whole truth is only the bottom is insulated, the sides are single
wall. The Mr. Coffee engineers must think that most of the heat is
lost through the bottom of the carafe.
The insulated bottom also means there is no electric warmer to keep
the coffee warm. The coffee comes out mildly hot and quickly drops in
Also, the water tank apparently comes from another model that holds
twelve cups. So, to stop you from over filling the tank, they punched
a hole at the eight cup level. If you overfill the tank a bit, water
runs out of the hole all over your counter top.
Finally, the carafe barely has a lip so the coffee drips down the side
like crazy. We hate this thing.