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Offline MGLloyd

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Re: Best auto drip coffeemaker with more than 40 ounce capacity
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2018, 11:30:20 AM »
I have often wondered about the complaints on any auto not brewing hot enough: are people saying that the brew temp is too low and are measuring it, or are people saying that the coffee in the carafe is not hot enough?  I suspect it is the latter, and people are brewing into a cold carafe, rather than pre-heating the carafe by filling it with hot water and letting it sit for a few minutes before emptying it out and then brewing. I have to pre-heat the carafe or my wife complains.
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Re: Best auto drip coffeemaker with more than 40 ounce capacity
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2018, 11:40:10 AM »
I wondered the same thing. Also, it looks like you need to use "time-saver" mode to hit the right brew temperature and maybe those other users are using "normal" mode?  Funny way for the company to describe their modes... "normal" = not as hot and takes longer.  Maybe something got lost in translation.

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Re: Best auto drip coffeemaker with more than 40 ounce capacity
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2018, 07:26:54 AM »
I have often wondered about the complaints on any auto not brewing hot enough: are people saying that the brew temp is too low and are measuring it, or are people saying that the coffee in the carafe is not hot enough?  I suspect it is the latter, and people are brewing into a cold carafe, rather than pre-heating the carafe by filling it with hot water and letting it sit for a few minutes before emptying it out and then brewing. I have to pre-heat the carafe or my wife complains.

I think it depends on who you're communicating with.

I would expect that people who are aware of proper brew temperatures are talking about that vs. post-brew temps. 

 

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Re: Best auto drip coffeemaker with more than 40 ounce capacity
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2018, 11:41:30 AM »

I think it depends on who you're communicating with.

I would expect that people who are aware of proper brew temperatures are talking about that vs. post-brew temps.

And I suspect the majority of the people doing reviews on Amazon and non-specialist review sites do not.  On occasion, I read those reviews and the people clearly have subject matter expertise and I pay close attention to those.  Most of them, however, not so much.
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Re: Best auto drip coffeemaker with more than 40 ounce capacity
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2018, 12:23:39 PM »
Anyway, I just got the Bonavita 1901TS and am not happy with it.  I brewed a couple of pots and fully 1/3 of the grounds in the basket were still bone dry at the end of the cycle.  I ran it again without the basket so I could observe the operation and discovered water is only being dispensed from 2 of the 11 holes in the shower head.  It's the same even after disassembling and blowing out the shower head in case there was blockage (there wasn't).  Maybe I got a defective unit but regardless, the build quality seems cheap.

To follow up, I exchanged my Bonavita and the replacement unit works correctly -- just in case someone's search brings them to this thread while researching it in the future.

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Re: Best auto drip coffeemaker with more than 40 ounce capacity
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2018, 01:40:23 PM »
Anyway, I just got the Bonavita 1901TS and am not happy with it.  I brewed a couple of pots and fully 1/3 of the grounds in the basket were still bone dry at the end of the cycle.  I ran it again without the basket so I could observe the operation and discovered water is only being dispensed from 2 of the 11 holes in the shower head.  It's the same even after disassembling and blowing out the shower head in case there was blockage (there wasn't).  Maybe I got a defective unit but regardless, the build quality seems cheap.

To follow up, I exchanged my Bonavita and the replacement unit works correctly -- just in case someone's search brings them to this thread while researching it in the future.


Thanks for the follow up.  I like my Bonavita 1901 TS, but as you mention, the build quality isn't great - merely adequate.  Still, I've used mine every day for a couple of years without a problem.  I hope you fare as well.
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Re: Best auto drip coffeemaker with more than 40 ounce capacity
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2018, 12:24:47 PM »
MGLloyd,  any further thoughts on your machine now that you've had a few months of using it?  I'm thinking I need a larger capacity maker for the holidays and I have a good home for my old one.  Thanks.
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