We used to use 2 programmable coffee makers. 1 for coffee and the other for tea. I wanted to find something that did both and found this. Purchased it and after opening it up we ran about 6 cycles of straight water through each side then a few with water and vinegar then a couple more of water to get rid of the "plastic" taste that comes with every coffee maker. This thing makes coffee and tea in no time flat and brews very hot. Not sure if the water is in that 195° F to 205° F recommended temperature range (but seems it) as we haven't measured it yet. I am hard pressed to find flaws in this unit other than when making a single cup of coffee using both the mesh screen filter that comes with it and adding a filter into it the water splatters and makes a bit of a mess. Other than that this unit at $87 at Walmart was a great buy!
I just received this for Christmas. So far I've had no issues with it. Adjusting to adding water every time I use the single cup option will come. I'm used to my Keurig. However I love being able to brew a full pot on days we are both home enjoying coffee. And one machine makes less countertop clutter.
I have the option of having a perked coffee in the morning or a keurig k-cup!!! Before I couldnt decide on what I should keep from a keurig and a perker so while we were shopping at walmart we came across this beauty and I'll never buy anything but one of those again! :)
Love this machine. Wanted a machine that made both k cups and a regular pot of coffee. I will never go back now and I don't want two machines sitting on my counter.
Compact brews kcups or ground coffee heats up quick and coffee is very hot much better then other brands I've had others and got rid of them this one is definitely a keeper
I bought the flex brew because although I love my keurig sometimes especially when we have company I wanted to ability to brew a pot and not have the bulkines sod 2 machines on my counter. The full coffee brewing side works great, no complaints! However the kcup side is terrible, the water level has to be exactly right or you will get an error message and it will not brew. You also only have the option to do one size. If you are looking for this product for the functionality of having both machines you are better off buying two separate machines!!
The reason I love this coffee maker is because it allows you to make a regular pot of coffee, or you can brew single serve coffee, or you can brew with Keurig compatible pods. It has two seperate sides, one brews a pot of coffee up to 12 cups, and the other side is a Keurig, with a reusable filter for brewing single serve cups of coffee. So, it's the best of both worlds!
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