Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
consumer product reviews
filter drip coffee maker reviews
Bunn Pour-o-Matic - JP Cordill's Review
Posted: January 18, 2002, 12:32pm
review rating: 5.8
feedback: (0) comments | read | write
Bunn Pour-o-Matic
Where to Buy
Arrow 1st-line Equipment
 List your business site here.
About "Where to Buy"

More About This Product
Arrow The Bunn Pour-o-Matic has 16 Reviews
Arrow The Bunn Pour-o-Matic has been rated 7.85 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
Arrow Bunn Pour-o-Matic reviews have been viewed 85,155 times (updated hourly).

Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Richard Makelky 8.50
Maggie 7.20
Murray Zaharia 7.14
JP Cordill 5.83
Jim Kingsland 5.75

Previous Review Next Review
Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.4
Manufacturer: Bunn Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $89.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Wally World Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Just about every other drip machine at one time or another
Bottom Line: Brews well, good coffee!
Positive Product Points

This is the only drip machine I've owned that brews at proper temps. You can remove the shower head and use the included spring to descale the line between the boiler and basket.

Negative Product Points

It is prone to "blooms" with the filter basket overflowing onto the counter, especially when using very fresh coffee.  I suspect this is due to the quick brew time.  It brews a little fast, but you really can't use extra coffee as some suggest, due to the bloom problem.  A little more complicated to clean and descale, due to the boiler.

Detailed Commentary

I purchased this coffee maker nearly 6 years ago.  At the time, I was primarily drinking drip coffee, making an occasional cappucino with a steam toy.  I replaced a Black and Decker under the counter drip maker with the Bunn, and was absolutely blown away by the flavor difference of the coffee.  My primary purpose for buying the unit was to speed up my morning routine, but the improved coffee is why I continue to use it.

It brews in approximatley 6 minutes.  The brew temperature in the basket is in the range of 192 - 200 F.  From a cold start, it takes approximately 20 minutes to heat up.  It should not be left on without brewing for more than two days.  I left it on for a week without using on one ocassion, and the boiler appeared to have lost about 1/2 of it's one gallon (?) heated water in the reservoir.  

It is trickier to descale and clean than a non-boiler drip maker.  After introducing the cleaner to the boiler, you have to run 10+ pots of water through to completely purge it.  

It really doesn't seem all that heavy duty, with plastic body and basket, but I have had it in constant use for 6 years, and it's still going strong, so I suppose it is well made.

I would have given up drip coffee a long time ago, if not for this machine.

Buying Experience

Picked it up on a routine shopping trip at Wal-Mart.

Previous Review Next Review
Write a Review for this Product
review rating: 5.8
Posted: January 18, 2002, 12:32pm
feedback: (0) comments | read | write
Login Password
forgot pw | signup
Rancilio Silvia - How to
Step by step guide for easy brewing and steaming with the Rancilio Silvia
Rocket R58 Double Boiler
Rocket Espresso R58 Double Boiler -  Everything you need for the perfect shot!
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2015 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.20640206337)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+