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; affordable; programmable; built-in water-filter
SCAA certified; includes pre-infusion step; brews at optimal temperature
Cons
Very expensive; not programmable; no auto-off
Pour spout isn't very smooth and drips
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
50 oz
40 oz
Price (MSRP)
$340
$99.99
$169.99
Warranty
5-year Limited
1-year Limited
1-year Full
Product Width
12.8"
12.5"
8.7"
Product Depth
6.8"
10.8"
11.3"
Product Height
15.3"
16.1"
15.1"
SCAA Certified
Yes
No
Yes
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
203°F
200°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes 30 seconds
6 minutes and 45 seconds
11 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
179°F
180°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
163°F
171°F
162°F
Filter Design
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Carafe Style
Thermal
Thermal
Glass
Programmable
No
Yes
No
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
No
Automatic Off
No
Yes
Yes (after 1 hour)
Brew Stop
Yes
Yes
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No
Yes (upper rack)
 
Product Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade