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The best Technivorm coffee maker

2019-09-10

Quit your expensive coffee shop habits and create the perfect cup of java in the comfort of your own home with a high-end Technivorm coffee maker. The Nordic brand, founded in 1964, is the gold standard among coffee connoisseurs. Long-lasting and reliable, these machines are a sound investment for the avid coffee drinker.

To learn more, keep reading our buying guide. Our favorite, the Moccamaster KBG 10-Cup Coffee Brewer, makes a robust cup of coffee and is stylish, durable, and quick.

Considerations when choosing Technivorm coffee makers

Design

Coffee makers from this brand have a sturdy rust-resistant casing made of metal. Plastic components are food-safe and BPA-, BPF-, and BPS-free. Each Technivorm machine also includes a carafe made of metal or glass.

An advantage to these brewing machines is that they're incredibly simple to use. An on/off switch is used to control the unit. A copper heating element rapidly heats water. Brew time averages between four to eight minutes, depending on the unit.

Size

Pick a machine that suits your needs. If you're brewing coffee for several people in your household or office, choose a machine with a capacity to match. If you're a solo coffee drinker or don't have much counter space, a smaller more compact machine will do just fine. Technivorm offers small and extra-large capacity machines for at-home or business uses.

Using your brewer

When brewing coffee in a Technivorm coffee maker, it's best to use a medium grind. For models with a manual brew basket, keep the basket closed. That's so the coffee grounds may soak first before completing the brewing process. This trick will improve the flavor of your brew. Remember never to put any part of your Technivorm machine in the dishwasher. Clean components by hand instead.

Features

Hot plate controls: Control the temperature of the hot plate on certain machines, so your coffee remains warm.

Colors: Technivorm coffee makers are available in an array of colors. Certain versions have limited color choices while others are available in a rainbow of hues.

Automatic shut-off: Many Technivorm machines are equipped with this feature, which turns off your coffee maker if it isn't used within 100 minutes.

Brew basket: Choose from automatic brew baskets to options with a switch that allows you to customize the steeping process.

Price

You'll pay between $300 to more than $350 for a Technivorm coffee maker. Price increases according to capacity. The high price tag is reflected in the quality of coffee produced by these units.

FAQ

Q. Which type of filter should I use with my Technivorm coffee maker?

A. Because Technivorm coffee makers are not equipped with permanent filters — these are likely to clog and warp over time — it's best to use replaceable paper filters. Remember to factor in the cost of buying paper filters when considering your Technivorm coffee maker purchase.

Q. Why is it important to descale my Technivorm coffee maker?

A. Descaling is an essential part of maintaining any coffee machine. Over time, mineral deposits from water accumulate inside the machine, which may lead to a reduction in performance. Every so often, use a descaling solution to remove the build-up left behind in your coffee machine. Doing so regularly will keep your brewer in tip-top shape and improve the flavor of the coffee.

Technivorm coffee makers we recommend

Best of the best: Technivorm Moccamaster KBG 10-Cup Coffee Brewer

Our take: A sleek and stylish brewer with a quality build that delivers reliable performance.

What we like: Available in more than one dozen hues. Warms water to precise temperatures for great tasting results. Includes an attractive 40-ounce glass carafe for brewing and serving. Brews reasonably quickly — in about six minutes.

What we dislike: Plastic components are less durable than the metal housing.

Best bang for your buck: Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 10-Cup Coffee Brewer

Our take: One of the cheapest models in the Technivorm lineup with comparable performance to other units.

What we like: Like our top pick, it features a high-quality copper element for rapid precision heating. Includes a stainless steel carafe with thermal properties.

What we dislike: Reports of water leaks occurring at times.

Choice 3: Technivorm Moccamaster CD Grand 15-Cup Coffee Brewer

Our take: An extra-large model ideal for a small office or other business settings or for a large family of coffee drinkers.

What we like: Generous 60-ounce capacity. The heating plate is capable of keeping liquids warm for more than one hour. Also contains a copper element for quick heating.

What we dislike: Quite large for home use. Requires a lot of counter space.

Steph Coelho is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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