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Technivorm Clubline  - Older Models - Scott Riedesel's Review
Posted: February 28, 2005, 3:35pm
review rating: 4.8
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Technivorm Clubline - Older Models
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Julius Svoboda 10.00
Craig Hairrell 8.66
Bob J 8.57
Bob Logan 8.20
Jack Frost 8.16

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.0
Product Reviewed: Clubline
Manufacturer: Technivorm Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: Boyd's Coffee Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 3 years Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: pour over cone filter
Bottom Line: I think the Clubline could make great coffee, but mine never worked well from day one.
Positive Product Points

Simple user interface; just turn it on.
No timer.
Stainless carafe.
Unusual design.
Brews in 4 minutes flat. Impressive!

Negative Product Points

My Clubline does not reach proper brewing temperature, 190 F is the best I've acheived. That's not hot enough.
My unit leaks a couple ounces of water with each cycle.
Ground saturation is poor.
Limited repair options.

Detailed Commentary

I must have a lemon.  Everyone seems to love this machine and that's why I spent $200 on a freakin coffee maker.  My first pot of coffee brewed in 4 minutes and looked fine, but there was that under-extracted kind of sour flavor from improper water temperature. Just to be sure, I temped the basket with two seperate instant read thermometers and 190 F was the highest it went; oh no. I then moved the brewer to wipe it down and noticed the puddle underneath; great.  If Boyd's can fix this thing then I will update, but grounds satuation is still a negative and that's a real problem.
I'm not trying to be Grinch here with my review, but I had HUGE expectations. Honestly my old Braun performed better and that was not a good brewer. Keeping the fingers crossed....

Buying Experience

Boyd's was okay. I had very little contact through the website; kind of a neutral buying experience.

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