Unlike other coffee makers with a burner that quickly bitters the taste of coffee. The Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker comes with a stainless steel thermal carafe that keeps the coffee hot for hours without altering the taste. It has Detachable and washable filter basket.
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87%of customersrecommend this product20 of 23reviews
Rating Breakdown23 reviews
87%of customersrecommend this product20 of 23reviews
Stylish coffee maker, very user friendly. I've made about 20 pots so far, 2 of which I did not have the dripper and pot lined up correctly resulting in coffee brewing all over the counter and floor! Make darn sure this is lined up perfectly and you won't have any issues. Keeps coffee warm for long periods of time.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Modern, Durable, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Digital, Reliable, Nice Design
I had some concerns about this item based on reviews on HD and other web sites as this unit has the potential to put the coffee all over your counter top if the pot is not aligned correctly. I thought perhaps the people writing those reviews were too critical so I took a chance, unfortunately they are correct. The base of this machine does not fix the pot in the ideal position, you have to feel your way into proper alignment with the cone that the coffee comes out of or it has the potential to overflow down the sides of the pot. If you're a meticulous/type A personality, this may not be an issue. I live with people who don't always pay attention to the small details so for me, it was not a matter of if, but rather when it would happen. I find this frustrating as this could easily be corrected with a minor design modification by the manufacture.
Additionally, that basket that the coffee goes into is too small for a #4 cone filter; you need to bend or cut the filter to get them to fit (I use Melitta filters so it's not a quality issue on the filter side). This unit seems like it was designed for an Asian country that perhaps uses a different filter standard and was not properly modified for the US market.
The carafe itself leaves a lot to be desired. In order to maintain the warmth of the coffee, you need to put a plastic cap on it after it's done brewing. Every other thermal carafe on the market has an air seal integrated into the cap/spout. It seems like they forgot to design that into it and came up with the cap as a half baked fix. To me, it's another thing to do/something else to get misplaced.
My last issue is the top of the carafe is too small for an adult male to fit his hand inside to clean. I've owned stainless carafes in the past and to ensure the best taste in coffee, they need to be properly washed out. Physics is just not allowing for that.
I would only recommend this unit to detail oriented person with small hands who enjoys trimming down #4 paper cone filters.
Home depot did a great job with customer service and shipping.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Easy to Use, Large Capacity, Performs Well, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Modern, Durable, Great Value, Fast / Speed, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Digital, Reliable, Convenient, Good Use of Space, Nice Design
Carafe is best feature , it keeps the coffee hot for a better than average length of time. The basket for the cone filter must be designed for filters in Japan, as it is 3/8 inch too short for US made cone filters. This is a minor inconvenience. .
Love this coffee maker. It is fast and the stainless steel thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot enough for when my wife gets up.(couple hrs later) 2 things though, I fold the bottom of #4 filter paper at the bottom seam to make it fit better and don't tighten the screw cap tight when brewing to help it open easier when first used. Very happy with my purchase and as always happy with Home Depot online shopping!
Pros: Performs Well, Looks Great, Durable, Fast / Speed, High Quality, Nice Design
The carafe does a good job keeping the coffee warm but (and laugh at me) there seems to be too many moving parts. Each day I manage to miss something, putting the water in, putting the coffee in, turning it on, having the filter basket in. The old hamilton beach I never had a problem with but it had no carafe and the filter basket was integral. You used the base to fill the water tank because it was integral
Pros: Stylish, Modern, Fast / Speed, Good Use of Space
Easy programmable functioning, makes great hot coffee which stays hot in the thermal carafe. The separate cap--added after brewing is complete--was new for our experience, but an easy adjustment to remember to place it on the carafe so as to keep the remaining coffee at its hottest temperature. Very sleek and attractive unit as well. Love it!
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Stylish, Durable, Great Value, Fast / Speed, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Digital, Reliable, Convenient, Nice Design
We have had this model for 5 years and needed to replace it. Looked at everything available and came back to this one once again. Works great, looks great and keeps the coffee hot for a long time. So this is the first appliance we have repurchased - they must be doing something right! Highly recommend.
Pros: Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Modern, Durable, Great Value, Fast / Speed, High Quality, Digital, Reliable, Good Use of Space, Nice Design
Straightforward design. Simple, obvious controls. I prefer thermal carafes - according to the ads and 'testimonials' the coffee is supposed to stay hot for hours and hours. The reality is about an hour and a half. That is really my only complaint...but it is a biggie.
Pros: Easy to Use, Looks Great, Easy to Clean, Convenient, Nice Design