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; programmable; drink variety; removable water tank; strength options; brew-through lid has internal mixing tube
SCAA certified; includes pre-infusion step; brews at optimal temperature
Cons
Expensive; not programmable; no brew stop; pour lid needs to be put on
Expensive; manual brew stop can get hot
Water tank is hard to fill; long brew time; warming plate turns off after 1 hour
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/Pour Over
Brewing Capacity
40 oz
43 oz
40 oz
Price (MSRP)
$189.99
$199.80
$169.99
Warranty
2-year Limited
1-year Limited (Lifetime if purchased from Ninja)
1-year Full
Product Width
6.8"
10.4"
8.7"
Product Depth
12.4"
10.8"
11.3"
Product Height
12.2"
14.8"
15.1"
SCAA Certified
Yes
No
Yes
Tested Brew Temperature
199°F
201°F
200°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
5 minutes and 15 seconds
7 minutes and 12 seconds
11 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
178°F
181°F
180°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
166°F
165°F
162°F
Filter Design
Uses 8-12 cup flat bottomed disposable filters
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Can accommodate a reusable Gold Tone cone filter or a #4 disposable filter
Carafe Style
Thermal
Thermal
Glass
Programmable
No
Yes
No
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
Yes - Classic, Rich, Iced Brew, or Specialty
No
Automatic Off
Yes
Yes
Yes (after 1 hour)
Brew Stop
No
Yes
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes (upper rack)
No
Yes (upper rack)
 
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