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Oster Coffee Maker - Lee Grocholski's Review
Posted: January 25, 2007, 9:16am
review rating: 7.0
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Oster Coffee Maker
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Arrow The Oster Coffee Maker has 6 Reviews
Arrow The Oster Coffee Maker has been rated 7.37 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since September 10, 2006.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Paul Wilmoth 8.00
Lee Grocholski 7.00
Reece Leshik 6.66
Jodi lee Kaemingk 6.00
Jeff Thebod 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Manufacturer: Oster Quality: 8
Average Price: $55.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $72.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: London Drugs Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Proctor-silex
Bottom Line: Want a great cup of coffee? Then buy this machine.
Positive Product Points

Thermal carafe keeps coffee hot for hours.  Makes an excellent cup everytime.  Easy to fill water reservoir.  Programmable.

Negative Product Points

This machine beeps extremely loud twice during the brewing process.  Also doesn't come with a permanent filter.  Oster could improve on the carafe for pouring the coffee as it is a rather slow process.  And a huge amount of steam comes out during the brewing process which may or may not be normal.

Detailed Commentary

Overall I have been very pleased with this machine thus far.  I like that I can fill the water reservoir with ease and can choose whether or not I want strong or regular strength coffee.  I don't use the programmable feature as I prefer to freshly grind my beans prior to each use... but it is a nice feature if you use pre-ground coffee.

As I mentioned in the negative product points section, this machine alerts you rather loudly 5 times after it finishes brewing, then it proceeds to beep loudly another 3 times after 2 hours to remind you that your coffee is no longer deemed "fresh".  I purposely bought a thermal coffeemaker so that I could have my coffee sitting around for longer periods of time without over cooking it so I feel alerting me that it is no longer fresh is an annoying feature.

The coffee always tastes great from this machine but keep in mind that a "cup" is only 5 oz with this particular model: 7991-33.  This brews 10-5oz cups of coffee which is more than enough for my personal use.  I tested this machine to see how long it would keep a full pot steaming hot.  The finished product was 170 degrees and after 8 hours was still drinkable.  I left the pot overnight and it was still warm in the morning which surprised me.

Buying Experience

Purchased in the rush of the Christmas season so didn't really get any customer service to speak of.  Just pulled off the shelf and paid for it.

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