Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Coffee Makers: Compare


Report Card Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade
Pros
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; SCAA certified; programmable; includes pre-infusion step; brew-through lid has internal mixing tube
Fast brew time; coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; easy-fill tank; on-demand hot water
Cons
Expensive
Not programmable; requires a lot of energy; requires BUNN filters; no brew stop
Brewing Quality (30%)
Taste Test Results (35%)
Construction and Design Quality (20%)
Ease of Setup/Cleanup (15%)
Bonus Points - Extra Features (+10)
Type
Drip and Pour Over Technology
Automatic Drip
Brewing Capacity
45 oz
50 oz
Price (MSRP)
$199.99
$129.99
Warranty
2-year Limited
3-year Limited
Product Width
14.2"
9.1"
Product Depth
6.7"
11.6"
Product Height
15.2"
13.7"
SCAA Certified
Yes
No
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
196°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
7 minutes and 45 seconds
5 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
181°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
167°F
164°F
Filter Design
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Requires BUNN flat bottom paper filters
Carafe Style
Thermal
Glass
Programmable
Yes
No
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
Automatic Off
Yes
No
Brew Stop
Yes
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
 
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