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
Coffee brewed at optimal time/temperature; programmable; drink variety; removable water tank; strength options; brew-through lid has internal mixing tube
Cons
Pour spout isn't very smooth and drips
Expensive; manual brew stop can get hot
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
43 oz
Price (MSRP)
$99.99
$199.80
Warranty
1-year Limited
1-year Limited (Lifetime if purchased from Ninja)
Product Width
12.5"
10.4"
Product Depth
10.8"
10.8"
Product Height
16.1"
14.8"
SCAA Certified
No
No
Tested Brew Temperature
203°F
201°F
Tested Brew Time Until Empty Water Tank
6 minutes and 45 seconds
7 minutes and 12 seconds
Carafe Temperature After Brewing
179°F
181°F
Carafe Temperature After 1 Hour
171°F
165°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
Thermal
Programmable
Yes
Yes
Automatic Brew Strength Settings
No
Yes - Classic, Rich, Iced Brew, or Specialty
Automatic Off
Yes
Yes
Brew Stop
Yes
Yes
Built-In Water Filter
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No
 
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