The first coffee maker that tailors the brew for a single cup, a travel mug or a full thermal carafe. With a built in grinder and adjustable flavour control, you get your brew, your way. 7 Brew strength settings, 5 flavour settings . Brew IQ system balances optimal amounts of coffee and water at the ideal brewing temperature. Top-fill water tank for easy filling. Integrated burr grinder. Gold-tone filter included. BPA free materials.
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Comments about BREVILLE You Brew Coffee Maker:
I have had the BREBDC600XL /A for a month now and pass on these candid comments:
THE GOOD: It works as advertised. The stainless carafe keeps your pot of coffee hot for a couple hours. It looks cool. It makes great coffee.
THE BAD: The grinder will wake you from a sound sleep, so don't make your coffee till you are ready to get up. Even on the lowest setting, if you use dark roast beans, your coffee will be pretty strong. If you like your coffee strong, no problem but if you like a milder cup of java, there is no adjustment beyond those on the screen. The solution provided by Customer Service was to use a lighter roast bean. My solution was to pre-measure the beans and ONLY put what you want in the bean hopper. That way, the grinder only has the amount of beans available to it for the coffee strength you want. It still spins after the beans run out, but I don't see that as a problem.
THE UGLY: Cleanup! The grounds pot lifts out neatly, but you should do this while it is hot and wash it or the oils will stick. You have to clean it thoroughly and let it DRY thoroughly so the next batch of grindings won't stick in the neck of the grinds chute. The water chute is covered and can't be hand dried -- it must be air dried. Next there is, what looks like a miniature CD, plate behind the brewing hopper. It has a square hole in it and it rotates during brewing to let the grinds into the brewing hopper. It gets an area, where it stops turning, coated with damp grinds that will stick to it. So, right after brewing stops, it is advisable to take a damp paper towel and clean it off otherwise the rubber seal on the grinds hopper won't seal to well. Underneath that is a tray to catch the mess that escapes the aforementioned lack of sealing mess. That has to be pulled out, emptied and washed and reinserted. Next, if you use the carafe to put water in the tank, the pot will tend to drip water over the electronic buttons that don't seem to be waterproofed; so use two pots full of water and don't try to empty the pot. Cleaning the pot/carafe is a little tricky -- the hole in it is a little on the small side. If you have small hands you're a winner, but if you have "Man" hands you will not be able to reach inside for cleaning. Cleaning the grinder with the included brush is a bit of a pain -- it would be easier to use your vacuum cleaner.
IN SUMMARY: I'm giving it 3 stars since overall it is a "Good" product from a Great Company. Maybe I'm expecting it to be a little more "perfect" in terms of cleanup. Maybe the next generation will be better.