Thursday, August 16, 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; pre-infusion mode; large showerhead
SCAA certified; includes pre-infusion step; brews at optimal temperature
Cons
Very expensive; not programmable; no auto-off
Expensive; not programmable; no brew stop; pour lid needs to be put on
Water tank is hard to fill; long brew time; warming plate turns off after 1 hour
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/Pour Over
Brewing Capacity
40 oz
40 oz
40 oz
Price (MSRP)
$340
$189.99
$169.99
Warranty
5-year Limited
2-year Limited
1-year Full
Product Width
12.8"
6.8"
8.7"
Product Depth
6.8"
12.4"
11.3"
Product Height
15.3"
12.2"
15.1"
SCAA Certified
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
199°F
200°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes and 15 seconds
11 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
178°F
180°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
163°F
166°F
162°F
Filter Design
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Uses 8-12 cup flat bottomed disposable filters
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Carafe Style
Thermal
Thermal
Glass
Programmable
No
No
No
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
No
Automatic Off
No
Yes
Yes (after 1 hour)
Brew Stop
Yes
No
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes (upper rack)
Yes (upper rack)
 
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