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Beautifully Designed Stainless Coffeemaker Easily Makes Great Coffee
February 14, 2019
Want a beautiful modern coffeemaker to match your stainless steel kitchen? If so, this is it! Forget how it makes a great pot of coffee. It's worth having one just as a high-end decoration for your kitchen at a reasonable price. Your visitors will salivate over it whether they drink coffee or not.
Seriously, this is a quality made product with German engineering from Braun. It has just about all the bells and whistles, such as auto on and off, 1-4 cup settings that you need. It is not overly complicated with unnecessary features, such as temperature control on the hot plate. Who needs that? The temperature chosen by Braun is good enough. It has just about the right number of buttons to keep you sane with technology. Even my wife can operate it. lol The "steal a cup" feature actually works -- no drip here. And, when you pour, there's no drip from the spout.
One thing that is a problem with all drip coffeemakers is the small size of the cone. With finer grind coffees and 6 or 7 scoops of premium coffee and a paper filter, you will are liable to experience overflows. Believe me, I have tried several well-known brands and they all do it with coffee finely ground. The only solution is to use a coarser grind or a #6 paper filter instead of the #4. The #6 would have to be slightly folded to fill out the cone, allowing more time for the coffee to filter through. Amazon does have the Melitta #6 filters for sale. Otherwise, use a coarser grind, or make fewer cups, or try the “gold” filter instead of paper.
PS: My wife complained that the overnight timer is a very unfriendly, but she managed it. We really don’t like the idea of timers on appliances. A malfunction can go unnoticed.