Thursday, August 16, 2018

Coffee Makers: Compare


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Product Grade
Product Grade
Pros
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; affordable; programmable; built-in water-filter
Built-in grinder and bean storage; highly programmable; auto off; built-in water filter
Cons
Pour spout isn't very smooth and drips
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
Automatic Drip
Automatic Drip
Brewing Capacity
50 oz
60 oz
Price (MSRP)
$99.99
$199
Warranty
1-year Limited
3-year Limited
Product Width
12.5"
8.27"
Product Depth
10.8"
11.61"
Product Height
16.1"
16.34"
SCAA Certified
No
No
Tested Brew Temperature
203°F
175°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
6 minutes and 45 seconds
9 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
179°F
168°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
171°F
163°F
Filter Design
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Uses a commercial-grade, reusable, Gold Tone flat bottom filter
Carafe Style
Thermal
Thermal
Programmable
Yes
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
Yes - Mild, Medium, or Strong
Automatic Off
Yes
Yes
Brew Stop
Yes
Yes
Built-In Water Filter
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes
 
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