Friday, June 22, 2018

Coffee Makers: Compare


Report Card 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
Cons
Very expensive; not programmable; no auto-off
Expensive
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
Brewing Capacity
40 oz
45 oz
Price (MSRP)
$340
$199.99
Warranty
5-year Limited
2-year Limited
Product Width
12.8"
14.2"
Product Depth
6.8"
6.7"
Product Height
15.3"
15.2"
SCAA Certified
Yes
Yes
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
198°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes 30 seconds
7 minutes and 45 seconds
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
177°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
163°F
167°F
Filter Design
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Carafe Style
Thermal
Thermal
Programmable
No
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
Automatic Off
No
Yes
Brew Stop
Yes
Yes
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No
 
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