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Capresso MT500 10 Cup Coffee Maker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Capresso MT500 10 Cup Coffee Maker. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and reliability. The maintenance and design are also appreciated, but many are negative about the capacity and noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Capresso MT500 10 Cup Coffee Maker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Capresso MT 500 - Kenny Catbox's Review

 

So this is #1 in my quest for the best drip coffee out there. (See my #2 review of Zojiroshi Fresh Brew.)

NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE MT-600, THE UPDATED VERSION OF THE MT-500 ; Fast hot coffee ; Attractive, quiet machine

Expensive ; Mediocre coffee doesn't justify price ; Poor (non-existent) spray arm

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Capresso MT 500 - Sam Graves's Review

 

I found myself in trouble when pressing the brew button on my trusty Mr. Coffee 12 Cup machine resulted in no gurgle, steam, or brew. I quickly triaged to a single cup French Press nearby to get me through the door until I could get to work to make a...

The MT500 is basic in function and rich in quality. Exactly what you should expect from a solid drip coffee maker. This makes great coffee in a short amount of time and the carafe keeps it hot and prevents the coffee from being boiled and burned on a...

Yes, the large flip top lid does require you to pull the machine out from under the counter to fill it with coffee and water. It's not a big deal to me, but apparently it bothers some people. I've seen counter top slide bases online that serve as a...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (coffeegeek.com)

This is a drip coffeemaker and is the best one I have ever owned! I love the coffee it brews for my Daily Grind!

 

I purchased this coffee maker because of the Coffeegeek, first impression, and I also took to heart the other two reviews on this site. I can say that there were no surprises in the purchase nor operation of the unit. I enjoy reviews which tell it like...

The product comes packaged well. It is built solidly. It really is aesthetically appealing. It is easy to keep clean. It is very easy to fill with coffee. It is very easy to use

It is a bit on the expensive side. Pouring water into the machine requires some care as the receptacle is narrow and one can easily miss the target. DO NOT OVERFILL THE 10 CUP CAPACITY MARK or you will overflow the carafe and make a mess. The lid on...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (coffeegeek.com)

It's like a bad love affair; I want so much to love it, but I want more to smash it with a hammer.

 

Here is a copy of the letter I sent to the company:

Coffee is delicious; love to look at it. Has a timer. Love a thermal carafe

It floods once a month. Coffee everywhere

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (coffeegeek.com)

Capresso should only be considered by masochists, if a user, sadists if gifting

 

I received this coffee maker as a gift, sent to me in the US Virgin Islands. They offered to replace the unit, but I had to return the defective unit first to them and they would then only ship to an address within the 50 states, not the US Virgin...

Looks nice, coffee comes out hot, thermal carafe holds heat well

The base of the unit leaks. Capresso service is very poor

May, 2009

Consumer review (coffeegeek.com)

Brews good coffee and holds at a good temperature. I haven't had the problems mentioned by others.

 

I haven't had most of the problems mentioned with this machine. I think it does a fine job. The one thing I'd like to see someone do is find a way to automatically preheat a thermal caraffe so you can use the overnght timer. It doesn't make sense to...

Brews great coffee and keeps it warm. Coffee is hot enough for me 1 hour after when my wife makes it. But, I don't put anything in it...if I put in cream, it would be too cool

Water level height is hard to see. Must pre-heat caraffe to keep coffee hot. Why hasn't someone thought of a way to preheat the caraffe automatically? It kinda makes the timer function worthless

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (coffeegeek.com)

Bad product w/ bad customer service - already sent back once - will have to send it back again as they didn't fix the problems at all - poor quality

 

Just a lousy product with lousy customer support - Already sent back once - the problems that were reported to Capresso were not fixed at all. Not a quality product but I will send back again so that I am not out the $180 that I paid. Doesn't brew...

Just a lousy product with lousy customer support - Already sent back once - the problems that were reported to Capresso were not fixed at all. Not a quality product but I will send back again so that I am not out the $180 that I paid

Doesn't brew properly - sometimes does not get all water through - makes a lot of gurgling noise, clock does not work - lots of spillage in the brewing process and while pouring

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Finally! An at home coffee maker that makes "coffee shop" coffee!

 

I have been looking for a machine just like this. I have gone through so many at home coffee machines looking for that "coffee shop" taste to no avail. Even those bought at the "coffee shop" just did not meet the standards I was looking for. After ...

Easy to use. Coffee is piping hot and tastes wonderful!

Limited availability in walk in stores.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

I Wanted to Love this Coffee Pot

 

The design is beautiful. Surface is smart and very easy to clean. The water resevoir top is wide making it a snap to refill. The design feature of stainless heating element is nice here in Florida where our mineral content is high and build up can ...

Nice design features

Fatal flaws you shouldn't have for the price.

May, 2008

Consumer review (coffeegeek.com)

Hot water, convenience... all the bennies of drip with Italian style, high-quality materials and a thermal carafe.

 

Read the instruction booklet!

I used a very-accurate ThermaPen we use for tempering chocolate. I got a reading of 198F (after running about 1/2-carafe of water into a COLD pot because this is my habit) as soon as the brewing light went out. That's plenty hot for my AeroPress needs,...

Nothing, really ; No kidding... can't think of a thing I don't like ; Well, my wife didn't like the loopy Capresso logo on the front. I'm a graphic designer, though, and it doesn't bother me

May, 2008

Product Specifications

This Capresso 10 Cup Electronic Coffee Maker has a unique alloy body and stainless steel thermal carafe. The new stainless steel lined heating system eliminates contact with aluminum dramatically reduces decalcifying and brews up to 50% more quietly than most other coffeemakers. . Brews 10 cups of coffee in under 8 minutes for maximum flavor and aroma. . Brews through the closed lid of the stainless steel vacuum carafe. . Drip stop allows you to pour a cup while brewing. . Brews up to 50% more quietly than most other coffeemakers. . Special setting maintains aroma when brewing only 3 to 5 cups.. The stainless steel thermal vacuum carafe keeps coffee hot up to 4 hours. . Has a convenient brew-through-closed-lid technology. . Drip-free pouring spout. . The coffeemaker features an easy-to-read external water level indicator. . Replaceable charcoal water filter that removes up to 83% of chlorine and other impurities. . Indicator light shows when to replace the filter.. 24 hour programmable digital clock/timer. . Safety auto shut-off after brewing. . Concealed cord storage. . Easy access soft touch controls with illuminated display.