6.1 / 10.0

Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen K-Cup Coffee Maker

Single-serve coffee maker from Williams-Sonoma includes k-cup packs, a height-adjustable drip tray, and auto-off.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen K-Cup 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.

2.7/5

Convenience Score

In this rating, we consider how easy it is to operate a unit, refill the water reservoir, and clean the appliance afterwards.

2.7/5

Taste Score

We used a brew volume setting of 5 to 6 oz. and Colombian coffee, when it was available for the given machine. Many machines allow you to adjust the amount of water used in the brewing process by selecting the pod or capsule, although some also let you use more or less water.

4.9/5

Brewing Range Score

Based on its ability to produce weak to strong brews with controls and by varying the amount of water and packets of beverage, it earns this rating.

3.9/5

Size Consistency Score

This rating gives an idea of the amount by which the size of the second cup closely matches that of the first. Size consistency rating is based on a scale of 10.

3.8/5

Temparature Consistency Score

This rating gives an assessment of ease of filling up the reservoir, placing the filter in place, judging the amount of coffee left, and the clean up process. This grade also reflects how well organized and the clarity of the controls were.

1.8/5

Repeat Speed Score

This sums up how easy it was to fill the reservoir, place the filter, gauge the amount of remaining coffee, and the clean up process. This rating also gives an idea of how easy we judged the controls to be.

1.7/5

First Cut Speed Score

This rating indicates a measure of how quickly a machine brews the first cup of coffee. Moreover, this rating also accounts for the time it takes to heat any internal water reservoir.

3.7/5

Owner Satisfaction Score

This rating is an indication of the reputation of a brand is based on owner feedbacks and reviews. This rating also considers the the percent of customers who are extremely likely to recommend it to others.

4.8/5

Product Reliability Score

Based on estimated problem rates for new coffee makers not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, this rating can help you estimate how reliable your new coffee maker will be in its first four years.

Pros

Maintains a consistent temperature across multiple cups.
-Dispenses similarly large amounts of coffee across multiple cups.
-Allows most flexibility in adjusting the strength of the brew.

Cons

Initially delivered the first cup rather slowly when turned on.
-Delivered subsequent cups fairly slowly after the first.
-Water must be added before each cup is brewed.

In-Depth Review

Despite its sleek design, this Williams-Sonoma single-serve model does not deliver on performance. It rates only Fair for first-cup brew time and repeat-cup brew time, and you will need to add water between each cup.

Our tests are always performed by us, we buy them at retail, and we never accept payment from manufactures for testing their products or rating them. If a product meets our criteria, it is rated a “Recommended”. Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen K-Cup Coffee Maker did not pass our lab test and for that reason we cannot recommend it.

Specifications

Two Pods

Using two pods at once reflects the machine’s ability to work with two pods or other capsules at a time to make a stronger or larger cup of coffee.

Average Temparature

Average Temeparture for Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen K-Cup Coffee Maker as reported by our experts comes out to be 180 °F. Average Coffee Temperatures are accurate to the nearest 5 °F.

Maximum Height

Maximum height of is a measure of approximately how high a mug can fit, measured from the base to just below the spout. The maximum height of Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen K-Cup Coffee Maker is 7.75 inches.

Dimensions

The measurements of Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen K-Cup Coffee Maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 12 x 7 x 8 inches

These measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch. The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.

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