Operating a drip coffee maker is very simple and includes the following steps:
- Filling the reservoir with water
- Filling the filter basket with ground coffee
- Closing the lid
- Switching it on
Once you press the button, water starts to heat up and evaporate. The steam travels along the steam tubes to the filter and there condenses into drops, which mix with coffee particles and thus create a hot drink.
The reservoir is placed on a warming plate. The main pluses of appliances with thermal carafe are user friendliness and an opportunity to make a good portion of coffee at a time. Also, they feature an automatic heat-up function and are not very expensive.
The main criteria of choice are:
- Motor Power
- Additional functions
Filters are one of the primary criteria of choice, which you should consider when buying an appliance. Most coffee machines that are available for sale feature nylon filters, which can be used many times. Also, there are disposable paper filters, which you can use only once. However, feedback suggests that the latter do the job much better.
In most cases, a coffee maker with thermal carafe can handle both disposable and non-disposable filters. Also, there is an ‘ideal’ kind of filter – a nylon one with titan coating.
The metal carafe keeps the drink hot for a long time, but you cannot see how much coffee is left in it. It is strong and will not collapse if spilled.
Coffee makers with a capacity of 1 to 1.5 liters are the most common. This is quite enough for an individual to have the needed amount of coffee during a day.
The higher the motor power is, the faster it brews. Appliances with different motor power can make different amounts of coffee.
Advantages and disadvantages
- The metal carafe keeps the drink hot for a long time without consuming electricity. It is shock-resistant. If filled to capacity, coffee will stay hot for several hours.
- It is quick and quiet. It takes about 3 minutes to make 4 small cups.
- Once brewed, the drink will be hot, and it will be warm and drinkable even after you add milk.
- Disposable paper filters are very convenient.
- Drip stop. You can remove the carafe at any time without spilling a drop of water onto the device’s surface.
- Too much noise and loud gurgling in the end of the brewing process.
- Some appliances have narrow-throat carafes, which causes inconvenience when rinsing it.
- There will be finger prints and water spots on metal parts.
12 Cup coffee maker with thermal carafe
These popular 12 cup thermal carafe coffee makers have a modern style and can fit well in any kitchen in your home or office.
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Optimal Brew Thermal Coffeemaker with Water Filtration
- Blooming Technology
- Removable Water Reservoir
- Water Filtration
- Delay Brew timer
- Freshness Timer
- Brew Meter
- Grab-A-Cup Auto Pause
- 2-Hour Shut Off
- Lift & Clean Filter Basket
BLACK+DECKER 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker With Thermal Carafe
- 12-Cup Thermal Carafe
- Customizable Brewing Options
- Evenstream Showerhead
- No-Drip Perfect Pour Spout
- Wide-Mouth Carafe Opening
Cuisinart® 12-Cup Stainless Steel Programmable Thermal Coffee Maker
- Hotter Coffee with expert coffee making technology
- Brew Strength Control
- Fully Automatic with 24-hour programmability
- Self clean
- 1-4 Cup setting
- Optional ready alert tone
- 12-Cup Thermal Carafe
- Brew Pause
KitchenAid 12-Cup Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
- Easy-to-fill & clean removable water tank
- Refined brew process
- 24-hour programmability
- Digital display
- Thermal carafe with drip-less spout