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Customer reviews for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

Unlike other coffee makers with a burner that quickly bitters the taste of coffee. The Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker comes with a stainless steel thermal carafe that keeps the coffee hot for hours without altering the taste. It has Detachable and washable filter basket.
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88%of customersrecommend this product22 of 25reviews
Rating Breakdown 25 reviews
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88%of customersrecommend this product22 of 25reviews
Customer reviews for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
Review 1 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from GOODYEAR, AZ
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great Coffee Maker

PostedMarch 29, 2015
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I like that the coffee goes into the carafe and there is no hot plate to overheat the coffee . Easy to use and brews fast.
You CAN use any type of filter that you want, unlike what some reviewers said. Just remove the plastic cone insert, and put the filter directly in the basket. I am using a basket type steel mesh filter in mine.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Stylish, Modern, Great Value, Fast / Speed, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Good Use of Space, Nice Design
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from Minnesosta
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

I just love this coffee maker, It really makes a nice cup of coffee and keeps it hot.

PostedOctober 15, 2013
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Home depot did a great job with customer service and shipping.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Easy to Use, Large Capacity, Performs Well, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Modern, Durable, Great Value, Fast / Speed, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Digital, Reliable, Convenient, Good Use of Space, Nice Design
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from Telluride, CO
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Great Coffee Maker. Keeps warm long, but...

PostedFebruary 3, 2015
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Stylish coffee maker, very user friendly. I've made about 20 pots so far, 2 of which I did not have the dripper and pot lined up correctly resulting in coffee brewing all over the counter and floor! Make darn sure this is lined up perfectly and you won't have any issues. Keeps coffee warm for long periods of time.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Modern, Durable, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Digital, Reliable, Nice Design
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from Wahoo, NE, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Makes coffee quickly and keeps it hot

PostedApril 30, 2014
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I would buy this coffee pot again as it makes the coffee quickly and the carafe keeps it hot. It is easy to clean and doesn't take too much counter space.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Fast / Speed, Easy to Clean, Good Use of Space, Nice Design
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

Best coffee pot we've had

PostedApril 14, 2015
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After many coffee pots this one is the best.mcoffee tastes great
Pros: Performs Well, Looks Great
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Review 6 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from Des Plaines, IL, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Everything that I needed!!

PostedDecember 22, 2013
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Love this coffee maker. It is fast and the stainless steel thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot enough for when my wife gets up.(couple hrs later) 2 things though, I fold the bottom of #4 filter paper at the bottom seam to make it fit better and don't tighten the screw cap tight when brewing to help it open easier when first used. Very happy with my purchase and as always happy with Home Depot online shopping!
Pros: Performs Well, Looks Great, Durable, Fast / Speed, High Quality, Nice Design
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Simple to operate

PostedJanuary 28, 2014
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This coffee pot brews hot coffee. Light weight machine is easy to clean and programming is a breeze.
I do wish it was a 12 cup
Pros: Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Clean, Convenient, Good Use of Space, Nice Design
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from Perrysburg,Ohio
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male

Best On Line Price.

PostedOctober 12, 2014
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Second purchase Zojirushi Coffee Brewer. Really Like this brewer, coffee stays hot for hours without getting burned or old.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Great Value, Digital, Reliable, Nice Design
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from san antonio, tx
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Worth every penny!

PostedOctober 14, 2014
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The coffee maker is very attractive and easy to use; keeps coffee hot all day!
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Durable, High Quality, Reliable, Nice Design
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from Florida
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Coffee maker

PostedFebruary 10, 2015
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No, I do not recommend this product.
It did not make hot coffee, the brewing taste was not good
Pros: Good Size & Weight
Cons: Performance
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Review 11 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male

Disappointed

PostedFebruary 19, 2015
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No, I do not recommend this product.
I had some concerns about this item based on reviews on HD and other web sites as this unit has the potential to put the coffee all over your counter top if the pot is not aligned correctly. I thought perhaps the people writing those reviews were too critical so I took a chance, unfortunately they are correct. The base of this machine does not fix the pot in the ideal position, you have to feel your way into proper alignment with the cone that the coffee comes out of or it has the potential to overflow down the sides of the pot. If you're a meticulous/type A personality, this may not be an issue. I live with people who don't always pay attention to the small details so for me, it was not a matter of if, but rather when it would happen. I find this frustrating as this could easily be corrected with a minor design modification by the manufacture.
Additionally, that basket that the coffee goes into is too small for a #4 cone filter; you need to bend or cut the filter to get them to fit (I use Melitta filters so it's not a quality issue on the filter side). This unit seems like it was designed for an Asian country that perhaps uses a different filter standard and was not properly modified for the US market.
The carafe itself leaves a lot to be desired. In order to maintain the warmth of the coffee, you need to put a plastic cap on it after it's done brewing. Every other thermal carafe on the market has an air seal integrated into the cap/spout. It seems like they forgot to design that into it and came up with the cap as a half baked fix. To me, it's another thing to do/something else to get misplaced.
My last issue is the top of the carafe is too small for an adult male to fit his hand inside to clean. I've owned stainless carafes in the past and to ensure the best taste in coffee, they need to be properly washed out. Physics is just not allowing for that.
I would only recommend this unit to detail oriented person with small hands who enjoys trimming down #4 paper cone filters.
Pros: Looks Great
Cons: Difficult to Use, poor product design
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Review 12 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from Massachusetts, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male

Dead after 6 months

PostedSeptember 3, 2014
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No, I do not recommend this product.
Great coffee while it worked. After six months of regular family use (less than 10 cups a day) it stopped working. It lights up and does nothing - will not heat the water or make coffee.
Pros: Looks Great, Fast / Speed
Cons: Quality, Performance, died after 6 months of normal use
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1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from South Portland, ME
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Great product

PostedJanuary 17, 2015
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This was a Christmas gift for my daughter for their hunting/skiing home. She loves it and says that the coffee stays hot.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Great Value, High Quality, Reliable, Convenient
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Review 14 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

Makes excellent coffee, quality design and performance

PostedAugust 18, 2013
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Easy programmable functioning, makes great hot coffee which stays hot in the thermal carafe. The separate cap--added after brewing is complete--was new for our experience, but an easy adjustment to remember to place it on the carafe so as to keep the remaining coffee at its hottest temperature. Very sleek and attractive unit as well. Love it!
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Stylish, Durable, Great Value, Fast / Speed, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Digital, Reliable, Convenient, Nice Design
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

Great energy efficiency

PostedOctober 1, 2013
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The pot keeps coffee hot for a long time. It's even warm in the next morning!!
Pros: Energy Efficient
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Acceptable

PostedDecember 10, 2014
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Carafe is best feature , it keeps the coffee hot for a better than average length of time. The basket for the cone filter must be designed for filters in Japan, as it is 3/8 inch too short for US made cone filters. This is a minor inconvenience.
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Review 17 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

Makes Great Coffee

PostedMay 20, 2014
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and keeps it warm for an extended period. About all I wanted. Don't over tighten the screw on lid or its heck to get off. Other than that, it does everything.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Stylish, Easy to Clean, High Quality
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

Excellent product compared to more expensive brands

PostedMay 28, 2014
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Simple to set it up and enjoy a not over heated cup of coffee.
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Very Nice Product!

PostedAugust 14, 2012
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Nice solid unit that works well! Nice design. Keeps coffee hot. Easy to clean. Only negative was cone filter. We have a pile of basket filters. Using basket filters and it works fine:-)
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Great Value, Fast / Speed, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Convenient, Good Use of Space, Nice Design
Cons: didn't see it was a cone filter.
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
from NH
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great Coffee Maker!!

PostedJune 5, 2012
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Love it, makes great coffee quickly.
Easy to use and love the auto feature.
The maker feels very light but is well constructed.
Coffee stays hot for a couple hours.
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
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