Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker Full Review
The Bonavita Coffee Maker is available in two styles. One style has a stainless steel thermal carafe and the other one comes with a glass carafe. Both styles are 40 ounce (8 cups) and pack way more punch than ever before possible. Appearance wise, they look like regular coffee makers, but once you look a little closer, you will find they are truly unique and utterly fantastic.
The Bonavita coffee makers have a superior optimal-flow shower system that completely saturates every ground of coffee evenly. The stainless steel thermal carafe is lined with glass to keep your coffee hot and tasting fresh for hours.
Other features of the Bonavita Coffee Maker include:
- Eight cup capacity carafe which is available as glass or thermal, is easy to handle with just one hand, making pouring easier.
- Built tough. The stainless steel carafe is German engineered with a clean look and keeps your coffee at the perfect drinking temperature for about 3 hours.
- Carafe goes easily from the coffee maker to the table.
- The optimal, even flow system showers the coffee grounds to make sure all grounds are evenly and thoroughly saturated for the best possible flavor.
- Measures 13.2 x 8.7 x 14 inches.
The Bonavita brews at the perfect temperature for the best flavor.
Super high quality.
Compact design takes up very little counter space.
Comparable quality to the Technivorm coffee maker, yet costs much less and takes up less space on your counter top.
Produces great tasting coffee.
Brewing time is very quick.
The small opening on the glass carafe means less spillage when you pour compared to other coffee maker carafes.
The basket has a great and easy to use design.
It is manually operated which means that you can not program it to have your coffee ready for you when you wake up. You have to turn on the machine manually every time you want to make coffee.
The thermal carafe doesn’t keep the coffee as hot as you may like.
The glass carafe loses its heat very quickly.
A bit expensive for such a simple design.
There is no holder for the basket. It sits right on the carafe so there is no place to put it when you take out the carafe.
40 ounce capacity is a bit too small when you have guests.
Tips and Tricks
- Technically, one cup equals 8 ounces, however, when we talk about coffee and coffee makers, one “cup” is generally an average coffee cup, which equals 6 ounces by US standards and 4.25 according to the Europeans. To give you a more accurate idea of how much coffee the carafe holds, or how much coffee the machine will produce, the capacity of coffee makers is often described in ounces.
- You can use a plug in wall timer to activate the machine if you really want your coffee to be ready when you wake up in the morning.
- When you need lots of coffee for guests, have a second carafe on hand so that you can start a second pot. The second pot will be ready before you finish serving the first one.
- On rare occasions the glass lining on the thermal carafe has been known to break, so be careful.
This is one of the best coffee makers on the market. It is every bit as good as its more expensive competitor, which is basically its only competitor because other coffee makers just don’t measure up to the quality. It is crafted with high quality materials, so it will last a long time. Aside from a few minor complaints, the majority of the people that bought the Bonavita coffee maker were very satisfied. They all agreed it made the best tasting coffee they had ever tasted from a home brewing coffee maker.
The Bonavita coffee maker costs about half of what the Technivorm coffee maker costs, but is every bit as good. You can choose between the glass carafe model or the thermal carafe model. Both are excellent and make great coffee, it all depends on how long you want to keep your coffee hot.
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