Saturday, June 23, 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
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; programmable; drink variety; removable water tank; strength options; brew-through lid has internal mixing tube
Cons
Very expensive; not programmable; no auto-off
Expensive; not programmable; no brew stop; pour lid needs to be put on
Expensive; manual brew stop can get hot
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
40 oz
43 oz
Price (MSRP)
$340
$189.99
$199.80
Warranty
5-year Limited
2-year Limited
1-year Limited (Lifetime if purchased from Ninja)
Product Width
12.8"
6.8"
10.4"
Product Depth
6.8"
12.4"
10.8"
Product Height
15.3"
12.2"
14.8"
SCAA Certified
Yes
Yes
No
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
199°F
201°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes 30 seconds
5 minutes and 15 seconds
7 minutes and 12 seconds
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
178°F
181°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
163°F
166°F
165°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
Thermal
Programmable
No
No
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
Yes - Classic, Rich, Iced Brew, or Specialty
Automatic Off
No
Yes
Yes
Brew Stop
Yes
No
Yes
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes (upper rack)
No
 
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