Thursday, August 16, 2018

Coffee Makers: Compare


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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; SCAA certified; programmable; includes pre-infusion step; brew-through lid has internal mixing tube
Reasonably priced; good warranty; highly programmable; built-in water filter; huge capacity
Cons
Expensive; not programmable; no brew stop; pour lid needs to be put on
Expensive
Carafe is tough to empty completely; hard to fill water tank
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
Automatic Drip
Brewing Capacity
40 oz
45 oz
70 oz
Price (MSRP)
$189.99
$199.99
$99.95
Warranty
2-year Limited
2-year Limited
3-year Limited
Product Width
6.8"
14.2"
8"
Product Depth
12.4"
6.7"
9"
Product Height
12.2"
15.2"
14.25"
SCAA Certified
Yes
Yes
No
Tested Brew Temperature
199°F
198°F
196°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes and 15 seconds
7 minutes and 45 seconds
13 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
178°F
177°F
181°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
166°F
167°F
176°F
Filter Design
Uses 8-12 cup flat bottomed disposable filters
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Carafe Style
Thermal
Thermal
Glass
Programmable
No
Yes
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
Yes - Regular or Bold
Automatic Off
Yes
Yes
Yes
Brew Stop
No
Yes
Yes
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes (upper rack)
No
Yes (upper rack)
 
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