Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

“Hassle Free Coffee Preparation Anytime”

The Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker easily fits into your daily routine. You can just wake up, set your coffee machine to make excellent coffee then go about your way preparing for another hectic day. The Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker ensures that your coffee preparation is hassle free. With this machine’s state-of-the-art features, preparing coffee every morning is more convenient with its very easy to sue mechanisms.

The Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker will surely amaze you with how convenient it is to operate. To add to that, its design is also sleek, with a silver luminart finish which is subtly shaded to reflect light. The Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker is also made of stainless steel, ensuring that there are no fingerprints all over it.

Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

Its water reservoir can be loaded on top and comes with a filter basket. But if you prefer to use paper filter, you can do so with this machine. You can program or set the Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker without any trouble as well. Just set your preferred time to have a cup of freshly brewed coffee by just pushing on the blue lighted 8 button controls. You have a choice of instant coffee or Delay Brew.

With Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, you also have the option of having strong or weak coffee and it just shuts off automatically after 2 hours. Its special cleaning cycle can be set as well, eliminating the need to clean it regularly. With the Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, you can quickly brew 12 cups of coffee in 12 minutes. Just leave it once you have programmed it. You will be alerted by its audible tone indicating that your coffee is already brewed.

Problems with Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

The Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker has only received very few complaints from coffee drinkers who purchased and used it for months. Weighing just 8 pounds and measuring 2 x 13.8 x 9.5 inches, this coffee machine is quite fragile which can be a problem. Its carafe is breakable, so preparing coffee and cleaning it should be done very carefully.

If you are in a hurry in preparing coffee, you might end up breaking its carafe. Another complaint is its lack of external indicator to determine the water volume inside it. The Oster 4281 Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker’s lack of this feature can be inconvenient as it requires you to stand on your toes to look inside it while you are pouring water. This is the only way that you can see and determine the number of cups you are preparing for coffee.


  1. Hi All:
    I just broke the carafe on my Oster 4281. I love this coffee maker and would like a replacement carafe. If anyone has one that the coffee maker leaks or doesn’t work..I sure appreciate the carafe. Will be happy to pay for it and the shipping.

  2. If you have a owner’s manual the website is in there and follow the instructions on the website and call the 1-800 numbers and i know that all of the above will be answered cause I just did and I’m am getting a new decanter/carafe

  3. BTW, we got ours on a super, clearance rack, quadruple mark-down price of about $40 Canadian while the regular price was about $150! So I do not relish the idea of buying a new one!

  4. Boy, am I disappointed to hear all these comments…my Oster 4281 has worked very well and pleasingly for us for over 2 years but, during our recent move, I busted the carafe while trying to pack it! So, anyone had recent luck finding replacements?

  5. Try thegourmetdepotco.com
    Replacement Carafe Item #4286-000
    Fits Model: 4281
    They have a 1800 number you can call.
    I hope this will help.

  6. I also bought my coffee maker from Tuesday Morning. The first one only made 1/2 pot and quit. I took it back and they gave me another one. It worked for a year, I have cleaned it often but it also has quit working and I’m very disappointed. It was the first coffee carafe that didn’t leak all over when you pour it into a cup. I saved the glass carafe and I’d love to send it to someone as it is in great shape. If someone lives in Ohio let me know I’ll mail it to you. Now can anyone recommend a decent coffee maker that I don’t have to take out a bank loan to buy!

  7. I’ve had this Oster 12 cup coffee maker for 4 months. It leaks out the back now and I still can’t figure out how to program the thing to start brewing at a set time, it never works when I set a time.

  8. My coffeemaker has lasted exactly one year and two months. It just starts brewing coffee and then stops and emits a sound as if it has finished brewing. I also tried the cleaning cycle but it does not work. It is the first time a coffeemaker suddenly quits working. I had an excellent Thomas coffeemaker for five years when I accidentally broke the glass carafe. Luckily, last month I was able to find the glass carafe for my old Thomas which I am using now even when it was in store for one year and does not have all the electronic features the Oster coffeemaker 4281 has.

  9. I am looking for replacement carafe too. Any lick anyone? Mine has leaked like crazy nearly since we bought it. Shoule have kept the box…

  10. Please send an email to janet1109 “at” yahoo.com if you’d be willing to send me a glass carafe for the 4281. I hit mine with my elbow and broke it into hundreds of pieces! I like the coffeemaker, I know how to use it, I just need another carafe!

  11. I’m having problems trying to locate one to buy. I guess they must have stopped making this????

  12. I guess I got lucky with my coffee maker. It has worked perfectly for the last 2 years, I just recently broke the carafe & am not liking that I can not find an easy replacement. I have the 4281. I’d be happy to buy one here! I don’t want to toss out the machine…

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