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Technivorm Moccamaster - Ed Bourgeois's Review
Posted: October 22, 2007, 12:42pm
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Eddie Dove 9.19
Tim Markwood 9.00
James McNab 8.60
Rick Waits 8.38
Brett Maraldo 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Product Reviewed: KB-741 Clubline glass
Manufacturer: Technivorm Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $182.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Sweet Marias Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 year Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Presto Scandinavian, Melitta Clarity
Bottom Line: If you are going to buy an electric drip brewer then definately consider a Technivorm!!!
Positive Product Points

The best brewed coffee drip machine for the home with correct water temp. and brewing time.  No clocks or timers. I have a clock on the wall and without the timer it doesn't allow the "bad habit" of grinding the night before and using a timer. Built to last many years and yet doesn't have a heavy duty commercial look. No digital crap to break. Manual drip flow adjustment, fast, slow and shut off on filter basket. Heavy duty power cord. Easy access water reservoir. Easy access to grounds while brewing. Durable heating element. No touch sensor buttons  to fail. Mostly metal body. Glass carafe.

Negative Product Points

Improved drip head(more holes) is better than the old one but could have better dispersion . Glass carafe could be heavier. Waiting for one with a little more brewing capacity.

Detailed Commentary

By far the best overall home electric drip brewer. Higher power than other home machines, 1475watts.  Expensive but worth it.  With care, it will outlast several cheap brewers(there are enough cheap coffee makers in landfills). Looks like new with age due to no-rust metal body. NOTE! I went with the glass carafe model for better taste of brew(find metal lined carafes and thermoses give an off taste and are more difficult to clean). I just brew then  transfer to a nice Alfi glass lined thermal serving carafe. The machine brews quiet without spiting. All filter parts remove for easy cleaning(no hinges to wear out). I use a Swissgold filter KF-4 and it fits just fine. There are enough ribs in the filter basket to allow decent flow when a paper filter is used. I suggest using Filtropa paper filters for best taste. The bloom of fresh homeroast is controllable in the filter basket. I shut off the drip control on the filter basket til it fills most of the way then open to slow drip setting until water reservoir is empty I then open drip control to full open to finish. The filter control is especially helpful when brewing a part pot. If used, the warmer keeps at a nice temp. without cooking the coffee. Personally I think the Clubline KB 714 is a nice looking machine that is available with different color finishes, chrome, black, white, graphite. The size is good and fits on counters with upper cabinets.
KB 741: Clubline 1.25 liter 42oz glass carafe,  H 14" W 13" D 7"
KBTS:    1.0 liter 34oz  ss/ss traditional shape thermal carafe, H13 W 11 D 7
KBT 741: 1.25 liter 42oz ss/ss tall stylish thermal carafe, H 15 W 12 D 7
Moccamaster CD: 1.25 liter 42oz glass carafe H 15 W 10 D 7

Buying Experience

Tom, Maria and crew have always given me great service. George Howell and the people at Terroir Coffee  are great too for those on the east coast.

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