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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:02pm
Subject: Are the measurements lines on the Bonavita water tank accurate?
 

When I measure 1L of water in a measuring bowl and pour it in the tank, it fills all the way to what you see on the first picture.

If i measure 40 oz (8 5 oz cups) and pour it in it fills all the way to the second picture

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So I'm concluding that for accuracy we should always measure before filling the water tank.

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:19pm
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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:40pm
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Interesting.

Did you weigh the cold water to make sure your measuring jug is accurate ?

1000cc (weighed) poured into mine shows about 2mm below the 1 litre mark on the tank, which I reckon is pretty accurate all things considered.

However there's a significant difference. The original Melitta version tanks are marked .5 litre,1 litre and 1.25 litre, as well as 2/4/6/8/10 "cups", although cups is pretty meaningless here in Europe as we don't use cups as a cooking measure, and there's no real standard.  

Looking at the Bonavita version in your pictures the markings are totally different.

I'd do a double check by weighing the water accurately as well as measuring it.
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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2012, 5:02pm
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Okay guys sorry about that I should have totally weight the water before pouring it in. If I go by the weight the water goes exactly on the line.


Thanks keepitsimple for the tip ;-)

Now I guess my wife should throw away her Pyrex measuring cups :-)
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