Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Coffee Makers: Compare


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Product Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade
Pros
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; SCAA certified; excellent warranty; brew-through lid and internal mixing tube
Fast brew time; coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; easy-fill tank; on-demand hot water
Reasonably priced; good warranty; highly programmable; built-in water filter; huge capacity
Cons
Very expensive; not programmable; no auto-off
Not programmable; requires a lot of energy; requires BUNN filters; no brew stop
Carafe is tough to empty completely; hard to fill water tank
Brewing Quality (30%)
Taste Test Results (35%)
Construction and Design Quality (20%)
Ease of Setup/Cleanup (15%)
Bonus Points - Extra Features (+10)
Type
Automatic Drip
Automatic Drip
Automatic Drip
Brewing Capacity
40 oz
50 oz
70 oz
Price (MSRP)
$340
$129.99
$99.95
Warranty
5-year Limited
3-year Limited
3-year Limited
Product Width
12.8"
9.1"
8"
Product Depth
6.8"
11.6"
9"
Product Height
15.3"
13.7"
14.25"
SCAA Certified
Yes
No
No
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
196°F
196°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes
13 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
181°F
181°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
163°F
164°F
176°F
Filter Design
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Requires BUNN flat bottom paper filters
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Carafe Style
Thermal
Glass
Glass
Programmable
No
No
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
Yes - Regular or Bold
Automatic Off
No
No
Yes
Brew Stop
Yes
No
Yes
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
Yes (upper rack)
 
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