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; pre-infusion mode; large showerhead
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; affordable; programmable; built-in water-filter
Fast brew time; coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; easy-fill tank; on-demand hot water
Cons
Expensive; not programmable; no brew stop; pour lid needs to be put on
Pour spout isn't very smooth and drips
Not programmable; requires a lot of energy; requires BUNN filters; no brew stop
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
50 oz
50 oz
Price (MSRP)
$189.99
$99.99
$129.99
Warranty
2-year Limited
1-year Limited
3-year Limited
Product Width
6.8"
12.5"
9.1"
Product Depth
12.4"
10.8"
11.6"
Product Height
12.2"
16.1"
13.7"
SCAA Certified
Yes
No
No
Tested Brew Temperature
199°F
203°F
196°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes and 15 seconds
6 minutes and 45 seconds
5 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
178°F
179°F
181°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
166°F
171°F
164°F
Filter Design
Uses 8-12 cup flat bottomed disposable filters
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Requires BUNN flat bottom paper filters
Carafe Style
Thermal
Thermal
Glass
Programmable
No
Yes
No
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
No
Automatic Off
Yes
Yes
No
Brew Stop
No
Yes
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes (upper rack)
No
Yes
 
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