Sunday, August 19, 2018

Coffee Makers: Compare


Report Card Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade
Pros
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; SCAA certified; excellent warranty; brew-through lid and internal mixing tube
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
Very expensive; not programmable; no auto-off
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
Automatic Drip
Drip and Pour Over Technology
Automatic Drip
Brewing Capacity
40 oz
45 oz
50 oz
Price (MSRP)
$340
$199.99
$129.99
Warranty
5-year Limited
2-year Limited
3-year Limited
Product Width
12.8"
14.2"
9.1"
Product Depth
6.8"
6.7"
11.6"
Product Height
15.3"
15.2"
13.7"
SCAA Certified
Yes
Yes
No
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
198°F
196°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes 30 seconds
7 minutes and 45 seconds
5 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
177°F
181°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
163°F
167°F
164°F
Filter Design
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Requires BUNN flat bottom paper filters
Carafe Style
Thermal
Thermal
Glass
Programmable
No
Yes
No
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
No
Automatic Off
No
Yes
No
Brew Stop
Yes
Yes
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No
Yes
 
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