Braun KF520 Cafehouse Coffee Maker Machine – Full Review

 

 

 

All of the Braun CafeHouse coffee makers are designed for true coffee aficionados. If you love gourmet coffee, then this is the machine for you. From the fabulous design down to the best tasting cup of coffee imaginable, this coffee maker is definitely a coffee lover’s dream come true. With the Braun CoffeeHouse coffee maker you can finally enjoy an incomparable tasting brew right in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

 

Features

This coffee maker is not designed to be used in the U.S. It has a 220/240 volt European style power cord.

Special features of the Braun CafeHouse coffee maker include:

  • The unique Opti-Brew-System which provide the perfect combination of high temperatures, exact brewing time and superior flavor extraction for a perfect cup of coffee every time.
  • Braun PureAqua filtration system that cleans and purifies the water before brewing begins in order to reduce the amount of impurities in the water and reduce the amount of chlorine so you get the richest coffee flavor.
  • Unique anti-slip open handle to make handling and pouring the carafe much easier and more convenient.
  • Filter release button exclusive to Braun coffee makers. Just push the button and the filter automatically releases for easier insertion of filter and grounds, and for easier removal when done.
  • Measures 22 x 8 x 16 inches.

 

Pros

  Convenient cord storage.
  Pause and serve feature so you can grab a cup of coffee before the brewing cycle is complete.
  Over flow protection in the basket.
  Parts are dishwasher safe.
  Easy to clean.
  Removable filter basket.
  No drip pouring.
  Handy water level indicator.
  Quick brewing time.

 

Cons

  Not made for use in the USA (Because it’s compatible for a 220 volt power outlet).
  Does not turn off automatically.
  Poor customer support from the company.

 

Questions and Answers

  “Why can I not use this coffee maker in the US?”

This coffee maker has a European Asian plug. That means that it needs a 220 volt power outlet. Most of the outlets in North America are 110 volt. You might have a 220 volt for your stove and dryer, but the plug is designed differently and will not likely fit into those outlets.

  “Is the carafe made of glass?”

Yes, this coffee maker comes with a glass carafe that has a sturdy open handle to make pouring easier.

  “What is the purpose of the filter release button?”

The filter release button makes it easier to put in the filter and the grounds, and to take them out when the brewing cycles is finished. It also makes it easier to clean.

  “How long does the water filter last?”

With daily use, you should replace the water filter after about a month for the best coffee flavor.

  “Can I make less than 10 cups of coffee?”

Yes, you can make as little as two cups if you like. Any less than two cups does not work very well because the machine might have a hard time getting enough water up to the filter basket.

 

Conclusion

The Braun KF520 CafeHouse Coffee Maker is not meant to be used in North America. Many people did not notice this disclaimer when they bought their unit, and ended up being very disappointed when the machine arrived. However, if you live in a country that uses 220 volt power, this is a great machine for you. You can also get a 220V to 110V converter for about $10 – $15.

The filtered water brings out the best coffee flavor you have ever tasted. The flavor of the coffee is comparable to the best coffee house coffee. This machine is designed for true coffee enthusiasts that are very fussy about the taste of their coffee.

 

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2 Responses to “Braun KF520 Cafehouse Coffee Maker – Full Review

  1. By: Karen McKenzieJohn Wood
    Date: October 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm
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    I always by Braun products because they are built to last. When this coffee maker arrived, quit quickly I might add, I thought it looked great! The price was good and I was very happy. That is until I tried to use it! They could have made it a little clearer that this product can’t be used in the US. What a disappointment

    • By: Tony Leow
      Date: April 4, 2017 at 3:18 am

      Can I use the coffee maker in the USA by plugging it via an international travel plug adaptor?

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