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Bunn Thermal Brewer - Mark Gottlieb's Review
Posted: September 9, 2006, 2:36pm
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Nick P 8.80
Chris A 8.50
Terry James 8.00
Zach Georgopoulos 8.00
Michael C 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.2
Manufacturer: Bunn Quality: 5
Average Price: $140.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 2 years Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: A good choice for someone who wants to brew a pot really quickly and does not require a strong coffee taste.
Positive Product Points

Stainless steel carafe and tank looks sleek.  Brews 12 cups very quickly.

Negative Product Points

Full flavored coffee requires adding about 25% more grinds than other coffee makers.  Coffee does not stay hot long.  One cannot fill with water without spilling.

Detailed Commentary

I always liked the speed of Bunomatics. By keeping a tank of hot water on board, the Bunomatic is ready to brew as soon as you add water.  12 cups in 3 minutes rather than the 6-8 most coffee makers require.

When I first used this coffee maker, however, I found that the coffee lacked the flavor of the Braun, Krupps, and even Black & Decker machines I used previously.  This was partially remedied by adding extra grinds, but then i found that the extra grinds backed up the filter and water flooded over the basket and on to the countertop and floor.  

I checked with Bunn, and they may a free attachment that slows the water flow and that stopped the flooding problem.  Still, the extra coffee needed and lack of rich taste kept me from feeling good about this purchase.  Also, the carafe does not keep the coffee hot for very long, even if it is preheated with hot water.

After just under 2 years, it shorted out and died.  This, it turns out, is a relief and frees me up to get a machine that brews better tasting coffee, if a bit more slowly than the Bunn.

Buying Experience

Through Ebay without incident.

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