Saturday, June 23, 2018

Coffee Makers: Compare


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Product Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade
Pros
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
Built-in grinder and bean storage; highly programmable; auto off; built-in water filter
Cons
Expensive
Not programmable; requires a lot of energy; requires BUNN filters; no brew stop
Noisy grinder; doesn't brew at optimal temperature
Brewing Quality (30%)
Taste Test Results (35%)
Construction and Design Quality (20%)
Ease of Setup/Cleanup (15%)
Bonus Points - Extra Features (+10)
Type
Drip and Pour Over Technology
Automatic Drip
Automatic Drip
Brewing Capacity
45 oz
50 oz
60 oz
Price (MSRP)
$199.99
$129.99
$199
Warranty
2-year Limited
3-year Limited
3-year Limited
Product Width
14.2"
9.1"
8.27"
Product Depth
6.7"
11.6"
11.61"
Product Height
15.2"
13.7"
16.34"
SCAA Certified
Yes
No
No
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
196°F
175°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
7 minutes and 45 seconds
5 minutes
9 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
181°F
168°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
167°F
164°F
163°F
Filter Design
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Requires BUNN flat bottom paper filters
Uses a commercial-grade, reusable, Gold Tone flat bottom filter
Carafe Style
Thermal
Glass
Thermal
Programmable
Yes
No
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
Yes - Mild, Medium, or Strong
Automatic Off
Yes
No
Yes
Brew Stop
Yes
No
Yes
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
Yes
 
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