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; programmable; includes pre-infusion step; brew-through lid has internal mixing tube
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; affordable; programmable; built-in water-filter
Inexpensive; includes pre-infusion step; programmable; built-in water filter
Cons
Expensive
Pour spout isn't very smooth and drips
Doesn't brew at optimal temperature; warming plate heated coffee above brewed temperature; water tank hard to fill; 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
Drip and Pour Over Technology
Automatic Drip
Automatic Drip
Brewing Capacity
45 oz
50 oz
60 oz
Price (MSRP)
$199.99
$99.99
$49.95
Warranty
2-year Limited
1-year Limited
2-year Limited
Product Width
14.2"
12.5"
6.5"
Product Depth
6.7"
10.8"
9.3"
Product Height
15.2"
16.1"
13.5"
SCAA Certified
Yes
No
No
Tested Brew Temperature
198°F
203°F
188°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
7 minutes and 45 seconds
6 minutes and 45 seconds
9 minutes and 25 seconds
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
177°F
179°F
170°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
167°F
171°F
176°F
Filter Design
Recommends using a #4 disposable, cone-shaped filter
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
No
No
Automatic Off
Yes
Yes
Yes
Brew Stop
Yes
Yes
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
No
No
 
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