Welcome to our Mr Coffee Iced Tea maker review. We’re going to highlight this product’s greatest aspects as well as its cons so you can decide if it fits your needs.
Iced tea is a delicious drink that is full of nutritional benefits. Great iced tea is not only refreshing and hydrating, but it can also improve your heart health, reduce stress and slow down the signs of aging. Our Mr. Coffee iced tea maker review will help tea drinkers to learn everything about this iced tea maker.
Mr Coffee Iced Tea Maker review
What is the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker?
As the name would imply, Mr. Coffee began by creating simple coffee maker machines that allowed people to brew coffee grounds with a professional taste at home. The brand’s success with coffee makers and iced coffee maker machines led the company to create a series of iced tea making machines.
Mr. Coffee has three different ice tea makers. We will look at the features of all three. There are a few things they have in common. For example, they are all-electric iced tea makers, and you can brew tea bags as well as loose tea leaves. You are also able to brew the tea to your preferred strength.
The iced tea makers have a water tank, which is filled with cold water. At the top of the ice tea maker, there is a brewing basket where you can add your favorite tea. Fill the pitcher with ice and start the brewing cycle to create your own home-made iced tea.
Why buy a Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker?
You can indeed buy iced tea in most bars and cafés, even bottled. However, these iced teas are not as healthy as the iced tea you can make at home.
Aside from the health benefits, it is difficult to buy a premade iced tea with just the right brew. The Mr. Coffee iced tea maker means you get the perfect tea with the right health benefits.
A manual iced tea maker can take too long to brew. That is why buying a Mr. Coffee electric iced tea maker is a great time-saving solution. Unlike other iced tea makers, these machines are incredibly easy to clean. What’s more, Mr. Coffee produces top-quality iced tea machines at excellent prices.
Mr Coffee Iced Tea Maker products
Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker 2-Qt Blue
- 700w electric iced tea maker
- It takes 10 minutes to complete the brewing cycle
- Comes with a 2-qt plastic pitcher
- Brews tea bags, loose tea leaves, or ground coffee
The Mr. Coffee 2-quart iced tea machine doubles up as an iced coffee maker too. It is 15 x 13 x 12 inches and weighs 3.1 pounds. It is made of plastic, which makes it easy to clean. The pitcher and lid are dishwasher safe, but it is best to wash them by hand.
The brew basket is removable. You can use it with loose tea, green tea, or other flavor tea bags. They are compatible with medium size paper filters for loose tea and coffee grounds.
There is just one simple power button that starts the brewing cycle and in just a few minutes, your iced tea or iced coffee is ready. It has an automatic shut-off when the brew is complete.
You can make single-serve or double servings. The pitcher can be used to brew and serve for added convenience and fewer dishes.
In terms of value for money, this iced tea maker is amazing. Some pitchers cost more than this tea maker. Furthermore, it comes with a limited 1-year warranty.
- This tea maker is very simple to use
- The tea is the right brew for most people, but you can easily play with the brew strength
- You can even replace your old kettle to make hot tea
- The pitcher isn’t as good quality as the tea maker
Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker 3-Qt
- 725w electric iced tea maker
- Short 26″ cord to prevent accidents
- You can choose your brew strength
- It makes great tea infusions and iced coffee
For the tea drinker who needs more, we have the 3-Qt iced tea machine. The actual machine is 7 x 6.85 x 12.71 inches and weighs a little more at 4.05 pounds. There are three color options, white and black, white and red, or white and blue. Like the 2-Qt tea maker, this has a removable brew basket and auto shut-off feature.
What we prefer is the water tank window so you can see the level of the water in the reservoir. You also have water line and ice line markings on the plastic pitcher for different measurements.
The ease of use is also the same. You only need to put your favorite tea bags, loose leaf tea, or coffee grounds in the tea basket, fill the reservoir and choose the brew strength from mild or strong with the brew strength selector bar.
The iced tea maker will automatically switch off when the brew is complete. Again, the pitcher is dishwasher safe, but it is best to wash it with warm soapy water.
For just a couple of dollars more than the 2-Qt iced tea maker, this is even better value for money. There is also a 1-year limited warranty with the 3-Qt tea maker.
- It’s even easier to get the perfect cup of fresh iced tea or cold brew of coffee
- It is quick to brew the tea or coffee
- The tea maker wipes clean with a damp cloth
- For 3-Qt of tea, you need to refill the water reservoir
Mr. Coffee 2-in-1 Iced Tea Brewing System
- 900w electric iced tea maker
- It comes with a permanent filter basket and glass pitcher
- You can add other flavors to the brewing basket
- There is a handy recipe book for inspiration
The first thing we noticed about this iced tea machine was the price difference. You might be looking at around $40 to $50 more than the first two tea makers from Mr. Coffee. Nevertheless, the overall product is better and still compact at 10.5 x 11.4 x 14.8 inches.
In the first place, you have more power, which means the water will heat better and improve the brew. Next, you have a permanent filter basket, so you don’t have to worry about buying paper filters.
The downside to this is that the permanent filter isn’t designed for ground coffee. So, this iced tea maker is for loose tea or tea bags.
The other benefit is that it has a glass pitcher. Glass pitchers are less likely to retain odors from the tea and look newer for longer. The glass pitcher and lid are dishwasher safe.
There are other great features like the pivoting brew head and the drip-resistant design. Both of these features make cleaning up a breeze. Finally, this tea maker has the brew strength selector bar and auto shut-off once the tea is ready.
- You can make 2.5-Qt of iced tea in just minutes
- Nice water and ice markers on the glass pitcher
- The tea is absolutely delicious
- Glass pitcher is a little thin
Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker buying guide
When you are choosing the best iced tea machine, you will first decide between a manual or electric iced tea maker. We decided that electric machines were superior because of the quality of brewing tea that was produced and that they are far simpler to use. And Mr. Coffee has designed three machines that are all easy to clean.
The type of pitcher should factor into your decision. If you have a habit of breaking crockery, plastic might be safer. But if the quality of the tea and the brew is more important, a glass pitcher might be a worthy investment.
Having the ability to adjust the brewing strength is also an excellent feature. You know how different a hot tea can taste. This is exactly the same for your iced tea. The same can be said for tea infusions, green tea, and iced coffee.
The more you can do with the iced tea machine, the more you get for your money. Not everyone wants just plain iced tea. We felt that all though it wasn’t part of the buying decision, the recipe guide with the 2-in-1 iced tea maker was a nice touch.
Finally, no kitchen appliance is fun when you have to make a lot of effort to clean it. Dishwasher friendly is a great choice but even then, you want something easy to wipe down.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know the right amount of tea to use?
You can follow Mr. Coffee’s recommendations for the first time. It is suggested that to make 1-Qt of iced tea you need 1-3 tea bags or ½ – 1 teaspoon of loose tea. For 2-Qt of iced tea, you should use 3-5 tea bags or 1-2 teaspoons of loose tea. For 3-Qt of iced tea, it is 5-7 tea bags or 2-3 teaspoons of loose tea.
At first, make sure you use the exact amount of water and ice marked on the pitchers. You can play with the amounts of water when you are more familiar with the tea maker. Naturally, it will very much depend on how strong you like your tea.
Is plastic BPA free?
Yes, all of the plastic used in Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Makers are free from BPA.
What should I do if the tea doesn’t taste right?
When the tea or coffee doesn’t taste right, it probably means that the iced tea machine needs to be cleaned. After a time, minerals build up in the machines and can affect the taste of your tea and coffee.
If you have hard water, you should decalcify the iced tea maker after every 40 brews, soft water every 80 brews.
To decalcify the iced tea machines, you can pour 1-qt of vinegar into the reservoir and run the brew cycle. Leave the machine for 30 minutes and then fill the pitcher with water and run the brew cycle with just water. You might need to run the brew with water only one more time.
Can you buy replacement pitchers?
Yes, there are replacement plastic and glass pitchers available. You can also use mason jars to make extra and iced tea and iced coffee and store them in the fridge.
How can I make sweet tea?
With the Mr. Coffee 2 and 3-Qt iced tea makers, you need to put the sugar into the pitcher when you add the ice. With the 2-1 iced tea maker, you can add sugar to the brew basket before you begin the brew cycle.
The three iced tea makers we have seen from Mr. Coffee all make amazing, refreshing iced tea. We loved that they were electric tea makers and extremely easy to use. Once you have mastered the perfect brew for you, your tea will consistently taste perfect.
Out of the three products, we felt that the Mr. Coffee 3-Qt iced tea maker was the best buy. It really is difficult to find an iced tea machine for better value.
You can use it with tea bags, loose tea leaves, and coffee grounds. You can use it for iced tea and iced coffee as well as green tea, sweet tea, and fruit teas. It has a brew strength selector to ensure you always brew delicious home-made iced tea and cold brew coffee.