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Cecilturtle
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Joined: 26 Sep 2010
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Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: KitchenAid ProLine
Drip: Bunn HG
Roaster: Nesco
Posted Mon Oct 11, 2010, 12:48pm
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

wkearney99 Said:

So, Cecil, how's the construction of it?  Does it seem durable?  Is it first-thing-in-the-morning-brain-dead easy to use?

Posted October 11, 2010 link

The construction of it feels solid.  It sits relatively tall on the counter.  It is very easy to use.  I haven't tried the programming function, as I like to grind my coffee right before I brew it.  The tray that holds the coffee grounds detaches completely.  I have no problem with it when I'm half-asleep in the morning.  All you have to do is put in your coffee, pour the water in the top, and hit one button.  It makes some funny sounds, but this is normal for the hold and brew process.

I also like the carafe.  Unlike many other ones, the coffee flows out of it very smoothly without leaking down the side.
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darkman
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Location: mi
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Espresso: cuisinart em-200
Grinder: baratza vario
Vac Pot: bodum french press
Drip: bunn ht
Roaster: freshroast sr500
Posted Mon Oct 11, 2010, 3:47pm
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

wkearney99 Said:

Is the thermal one shipping?  If so, who's got them?

Posted October 11, 2010 link

The thermal model is not available yet. You can Google it under shopping and it shows up on about 5 different websites.  Some even say in stock, but if you order it you will find out they are backordered 6-12 weeks :(
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MickAv8r
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Espresso: purchase pending...
Grinder: Rancillio Rocky
Vac Pot: Yama
Drip: Bunn
Roaster: iRoast2, Behmor 1600
Posted Mon Oct 11, 2010, 10:24pm
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

Wow the HT looks like a really nice brewer.  I have a BTXB so I'm not in the market for a new one and I prefer always being ready to go, it's nice to have coffee within 5 minutes of waking up, in fact it's become a downright necessity LOL.  I don't think I could wait an additional 6 minutes ;)

However I was already planning on upgrading several people on my Xmas list this year, rescuing them from the Cuisinart/Mr Coffee hell they are in and getting them Bunns.  If they are shipping in December I'll be switching from the BTXB's to the HT's for them.
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darkman
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Espresso: cuisinart em-200
Grinder: baratza vario
Vac Pot: bodum french press
Drip: bunn ht
Roaster: freshroast sr500
Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010, 4:18am
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

MickAv8r Said:

However I was already planning on upgrading several people on my Xmas list this year, rescuing them from the Cuisinart/Mr Coffee hell they are in and getting them Bunns.  If they are shipping in December I'll be switching from the BTXB's to the HT's for them.

Posted October 11, 2010 link

Can I get on that list?
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lmccloud567
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Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010, 7:25am
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

I work for BUNN and will let you all know once the HT is available - it will start out on-line.
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lmccloud567
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Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010, 7:28am
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

I work for BUNN & love that you are doing your part to share great coffee.....keep up the good work!  Also, glad you're sticking with your BTX - once you have the quick brewing, it's hard to wait.
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1canuck2
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Vac Pot: Clever Coffee Dripper,...
Drip: DeLonghi DCM900
Posted Thu Oct 14, 2010, 10:57am
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

The Bunn HT model (thermal carafe) still lists a warmer in its specs and the manual talks of the auto-shut off. Does it really have a warming plate under a thermal carafe? I hope not...

I am definitely interested in this machine (if its got no warming plate) to replace my aging Cuisinart thermal carafe model.
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lmccloud567
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Posted Thu Oct 14, 2010, 11:33am
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

I work at BUNN so hope I can shed some light on your warmer question.  The HT does have a warmer plate, but only to heat up the water.  Once the 6-minute heating phase is completed, the warmer shuts off - meaning the coffee is not subjected to direct heat.  Like most drip coffee makers on the market, the water is heated by the warmer plate mechanism.  With the HG model, the warmer plate stays on for 2 hours after the brewing phase to keep the coffee hot.

If I can answer any other questions, let me know.
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darkman
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Espresso: cuisinart em-200
Grinder: baratza vario
Vac Pot: bodum french press
Drip: bunn ht
Roaster: freshroast sr500
Posted Thu Oct 14, 2010, 1:10pm
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

So are you saying that it heats the water in the carafe rather than in the machine?  That is what it sounds like you are saying.
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1canuck2
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Posted Thu Oct 14, 2010, 8:08pm
Subject: Re: BUNN Phase Brew - New Bunn Brewer
 

lmccloud567 Said:

I work at BUNN so hope I can shed some light on your warmer question.  The HT does have a warmer plate, but only to heat up the water.  Once the 6-minute heating phase is completed, the warmer shuts off - meaning the coffee is not subjected to direct heat.  Like most drip coffee makers on the market, the water is heated by the warmer plate mechanism.  With the HG model, the warmer plate stays on for 2 hours after the brewing phase to keep the coffee hot.

If I can answer any other questions, let me know.

Posted October 14, 2010 link

I think you'll need to answer this one again...

A warmer plate goes under the carafe. This is not where the water is, and is not needed to heat the water (although I realize that some coffee makers pipe the water through the warmer plate to kill two birds with one coffee scorching stone). My Cuisinart has a thermal carafe and no warmer plate, so the water is heated in some other way that does not require a warmer plate.

The point of buying a coffee maker with a thermal carafe is USUALLY because it does not need or have a warmer plate under the carafe (the thermal carafe keeps the coffee warm without having to artificially heat it after brewing).

As darkman says, it sounds like you are saying it does have a warmer plate under the carafe, which is totally weird imho.
First you said it exists "only to heat up the water"
But then you said "stays on for 2 hours after the brewing phase to keep the coffee hot"

I appreciate you clarifying some details on this and am not trying to bust your chops, however, I will say if the HT does have a warmer plate under the thermal carafe it will be a sad design flaw. It would also be a deal breaker for me and I would not buy it.
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