8.7 / 10.0

Calphalon Special Brew BVCLDCG1 Coffee maker

Calphalon’s 10-cup drip coffee maker has: an auto-shutoff, a measured capacity of 52 oz., and a cone-type filter.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Calphalon Special Brew BVCLDCG1 Coffee maker as part of our Coffee machines review program. The criteria below were used to evaluate Drip coffee makers like this one in our lab tests.

3.7/5

Carafe Handling Score

Models without a score in this category are those that brew into single cups or are self-serve models. In the second case, the coffee is in a tank, and the cup is filled by pressing against the dispenser lever. Each is evaluated on a range of things, including comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance, and ease of emptying the last liquid.

4.8/5

Convinience Score

Based on the ease with which an appliance can be used, refilled with water, and cleaned after use, we give it this rating.

4.9/5

Brewing Performance Score

This rating is indicative of whether the coffee’s concentration can be achieved as well as the ability to reach the optimal temperature for optimal brewing. The ideal water temperature for optimal brewing is between 195° and 205° F for five to six minutes.

2.9/5

Owner Satisfaction Score

A brand owner’s satisfaction rating is based on the proportion of owners who would highly recommend their automatic drip coffee maker to a friend or family member.

3.9/5

Product Reliability Score

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on the average number of problems per unit in the first four years of ownership among estimated newly purchased automatic drip coffee makers.

Pros

Brew performance and duration met recommended guidelines.

Based on our observations of setup, operation, and cleanup, it is exceptionally easy to use.

We had no trouble using, holding, pouring from, and emptying the carafe.

Our challenging test of coffee makers included brewing a full pot with a filter almost filled to the top, as some consumers might.
Based on the results of this test, the model did not overflow.

Cons

There were no noticeable flaws in the model’s performance.

In-Depth Review

This Calphalon brewer is one of the best-rated drip coffee makers in our tests, with top marks for both brew performance and convenience. It’s worth noting that it makes up to 10 cups at a time, which is fewer than many models. But even when the filter is nearly full of grounds, it is able to make a full pot of coffee.

Reviewing products for us is a process in which we choose which products to test, buy them at retail, and never accept any payments from manufacturers in exchange for testing or rating their products. When a product meets our standards, it is rated “Recommended”. We are happy to recommend the Calphalon Special Brew BVCLDCG1 Coffee maker product because it meets our standards.

Specifications

Brew Strength

With this coffee machine, you can adjust the brewing time for a weaker or stronger cup of coffee using the brew-strenth control.

Small Batch

The Calphalon Special Brew BVCLDCG1 Coffee maker does not have a small batch setting that calims to let you make a partial pot without affecting coffee quality.

Mug

Unlike some coffee machines, Calphalon Special Brew BVCLDCG1 Coffee maker does not come with a thermal carafe.

Programmable

The Calphalon Special Brew BVCLDCG1 Coffee maker has programmable features, this includes a clock that can be set to brew at a set time.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 10. The brew time measurements corresponds to our measurement of time to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle, using 40 ounces of water in our models making 8 to 14 cups of coffee. We use 10 ounces of water in our models making one or two cups of coffee.

Dimensions

The measurements of Calphalon Special Brew BVCLDCG1 Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 15 x 14 x 9 inches.

These measurements are rounded to the next whole inch. Height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.These measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch. The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.All dimensions are in inches; height, width, and depth are rounded to the nearest half-inch.

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