I became disenchanted with my recent Mr. Coffee pot. It worked fine, had nice features and brewed a decent cup of coffee but the glass carafe broke easily.
The first carafe broke after we had it for three weeks. I found the original replacement on the Mr. Coffee website which cost $20 with shipping. Then that one broke after just two weeks. Upon closer inspection I noticed that the glass was much thinner than my previous coffee pots.
Now I calculated that the original price of the Mr. Coffee machine was $39 plus the replacement put me at $59. Add on another replacement and then I would be at $79 and counting for future breaks! I decided to take it back to the store and get a refund and invest in a quality coffee maker. I will write about in one a future post but the one I bought was a Capresso MT500 with stainless steel thermal carafe. I love it so far.
Update: I have owned this now for 5 years and still love it. It makes great coffee and also looks nice on the kitchen counter.