When looking for a coffee maker there a few things you should know before you decide to purchase one and knowing these things will help you decide in making that right buying decision. For instance, did you know that a thermal carafe will hold more heat and keep your coffee warmer than a glass carafe? Can a glass carafe burn your coffee and cause damage to your coffee maker? In this Coffee Maker Buying Guide article you will know everythings.
We wanted to give a few helpful points of advice from out point of view and what other experts have to say when looking to buy a coffee maker:
Capacity: It may not practical to buy a large coffee maker if there are just a handful of people that will be drinking the coffee. Although, larger coffee makers have the ability to brew 4 Cups, such as a 8, 10, 12 coffee maker; purchasing an Urn that makes 40-52 cups would not be sufficient.
Heat: A great cup of coffee begins with the temperature and the time required to brew. Most coffee makers to not get hot enough or else they get too hot and end up burning the bottom of carafe or scorch the hot plate. Ideally, the temperature should be about 200 degrees or 1250 watts of power and brew for 5 minutes.
Materials: Metal, stainless steel, plastic or glass. A coffee maker is generally made up of a couple of these materials. The best carafe is a thermal carafe that is made from plastic and is insulated. This will hold the heat and worry about an automatic shutoff will be unnecessary.
A coffee maker like the Bonavita Bv1900TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer is a sturdy product made from stainless steel and black plastic accent. Plastic is a lighter than those made from metal or stainless steel. Most metal and stainless steel coffee makers are made to become fixtures, rather than something you move around frequently, such as the Saeco Primea.
Warranty: The more luxurious coffee makers like the Saeco Odea come with longer lasting warranties, unlike lower end products. We were quite surprised to find that the Cuisinart Brew Central came with a 3 year warranty, it’s one of our top picks.
Programmable: This feature is very convenient and highly recommended. Most people forget to turn their coffee makers off after that last cup has been poured. Another option is to buy a thermal carafe and not have to worry about scorching.
Water Filtration: If you want to buy one that has a water filter system because you’re concerned about the taste of your water, it’s best to just put in a household or sink water filtration system. Sometimes having extra features in your coffee maker means that’s just one more thing that may stop working.
Coffee Filters: If taste is a concern, another option is to consider reusable coffee filters. These are made of light plastics or metals and can be cleaned with soap and water. Some are dishwasher safe. By standard, if a coffee maker comes with one, if you don’t like it, you can easily remove it and place paper filters in its place.
It’s a matter of personal choice and doesn’t affect the performance of the coffee maker, but having a reusable filter may give you the benefit of having better tasting coffee.
Keep all of these questions in mind when you go shopping. Once you start looking, you will find that there are very distinct variations between each and every type of coffee grinder.
You know that the more costly the item, the better the quality of the equipment-but, there is also the cost factor. You might want to ask yourself the following questions when it comes to the quality of your item.
* How much will I use this grinder?
* Will I only be grinding one style of coffee or varying the different types of coffee?
* Will I use it on daily basis or only on weekends?
* Will I use it for friends and guests?
If you are just going to be a weekend user and not using it to continually entertain, you may not want to pay a great deal of money. It might just be less expensive to purchase a lower priced coffee grinder that you can easily replace every year or so or as needed.
Single serve coffee makers are the rage these days since it is now just as easy to brew one cup of tasty coffee at home as it is for the coffee bar down the road. This type of coffee maker is especially preferred by singles and those who live alone, but is desired also by those who live in a full house.
The reason is that a modern single serve coffee maker makes it possible for one person to make his or her favorite gourmet coffee in under a minute flat with no mess and no leftover coffee. However, there is a plethora of machines on the market today and it is no small feat to select just the right one that you may prefer. Here are a few things to consider before purchasing your next single cup coffee appliance.