Monday, July 16, 2018

Coffee Makers: Compare


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Pros
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; affordable; programmable; built-in water-filter
Reasonably priced; good warranty; highly programmable; built-in water filter; huge capacity
Cons
Pour spout isn't very smooth and drips
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
Automatic Drip
Brewing Capacity
50 oz
70 oz
Price (MSRP)
$99.99
$99.95
Warranty
1-year Limited
3-year Limited
Product Width
12.5"
8"
Product Depth
10.8"
9"
Product Height
16.1"
14.25"
SCAA Certified
No
No
Tested Brew Temperature
203°F
196°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
6 minutes and 45 seconds
13 minutes
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
179°F
181°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
171°F
176°F
Filter Design
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
Glass
Programmable
Yes
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
Yes - Regular or Bold
Automatic Off
Yes
Yes
Brew Stop
Yes
Yes
Built-In Water Filter
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes (upper rack)
 
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