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Melitta Manual Drip - All - Nathaniel Siegel's Review
Posted: February 13, 2006, 7:06pm
review rating: 6.2
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Melitta Manual Drip - All
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Martinian Prince 10.00
John Walker 8.75
Don Rutherford 8.00
David Marley 7.75
Spencer Turer 7.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Product Reviewed: Manual Drip
Manufacturer: Melitta Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $15.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Zabars Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Chemex
Bottom Line: Buy one; you'll come out ahead.
Positive Product Points

This is low-tech; fool-proof; lasts forever, and if you like filtered and VERY hot coffee as I do, and if you own a teapot with which to boil water, you are in business.  The coffee is great -assuming that everything else is great.  I buy my coffee filters in bulk and in a big-box store or supermarket so the filter costs are a fraction of a penny.  You are at a disadvantage with people who spend a fortune on their brewers, and like to brag,  but tough on them!

Negative Product Points

It is "manual" -which means that you have to pour in hot water -which may bother some.

Detailed Commentary

As I said, it is hard to boast about an item that costs between five and twenty dollars so if your ego needs a more expensive device, this is not for you.  The trade off is that everything is easy to keep clean in the dish-washer, there is nothing to break, and the product (assuming that you roast and grind your own beans) should be great.  (Actually, it was pretty good even when I bought commercially roasted beans.)  Early on, I bought every new brewing gadget that came out, and quickly tired of them.
I liked the Silex but it became a pain after a while.  I thought the Chemex made good coffee but the filters were expensive when you could find them and pouring coffee from the Chemex wasn't the easiest thing.  The manual Melitta is cheap, efficient, and every person's device -for me, a clear preference, over still another electrical item.

Buying Experience

These are commonly found -from your local hardware, to almost any department store, or kitchen shop.

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