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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012, 2:37pm
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joesuits4 Said:

I have had mine for about 3 months and there is no need to preheat the thermal carafe.  I'm using the Bonavita more than my Technivorm.

Posted April 17, 2012 link

Thank you for the reply, joesuits4. That is two Coffee Geekers so far who do not preheat their thermal carafes. Can anyone else weigh in on if your coffee stays hot in your Bonavita thermal carafe without preheating the thermal carafe?

I have a little while to decide, since these are still on back order. If I do not hear from anyone else (I hope I do! :o ) I will have to assume everyone else here preheats their thermal carafe -- a step I do not want to have to take every time I brew -- or has a glass carafe.

I am hoping since this carafe has a glass interior that it will not absolutely require the extra step of preheating. I have never had a thermal carafe but do not want to have to do this step every day in order to get hot coffee .... although there may be days when I take this step.

Thank you in advance for your opinions and first-hand experience. :^)

 
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Posted Thu Apr 26, 2012, 3:26pm
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These units appear to be back in stock on Amazon.  I had placed an order on Whole Lotta Love last week thinking from their website that they had them in stock but the order confirmation stated "backordered".  IMO they didn't make the status very clear until one placed the order. They have since given me two ETA dates each time pushing the date further along with the last one being next Wednesday so no telling when it will ship.

Ooops, now Amazon is showing out of stock.  Sorry for the misinformation.
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Posted Fri May 4, 2012, 7:21am
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Mine is still not shipped from Amazon with a delivery date due tomorrow. I think they are going to miss it.
I did talk with someone at Bonavita who said that they underestimated demand and that Amazon should get a shipment of the thermals first week in may and would probably send mine out second week in may. I'll keep you posted


Kipperman Said:

no rush

Manufacturer backordered

I ordered from Amazon March 26. Still not shipped.

Order Placed: March 26, 2012
Not Yet Shipped:1 item - delivery estimate: April 19, 2012 - May 5, 2012

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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 9:13pm
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I've had Bonavita thermal carafe for about two months.  Love the coffee, especially that first pouring from the carafe, which for me is usually 12 oz out of 24 oz of water./ 46 g. coffee.       I don't preheat water-- can't be bothered, and feel that it would make that first -- and most important -- cup too hot to drink.

On  weekends, I've gone back to the carafe about 45 minutes later, and coffee is not as hot as I'd like-- drinkable but not optimal tasting.  I still prefer thermal over glass because -- to me-- coffee  in glass pot gets a burnt taste.

Note of caution on thermal carafe-- the glass vacuum liner exploded when I cleaned the carafe with brush attached to a plastic holder. This was only a month after I received the coffeemaker.  Called Venia coffee.  I received replacement carafe in matter of days.  So be gentle in cleaning the carafe-- I just swish water around to clean it .
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Posted Wed May 16, 2012, 11:12am
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Kipperman Said:

Mine is still not shipped from Amazon with a delivery date due tomorrow. I think they are going to miss it.
I did talk with someone at Bonavita who said that they underestimated demand and that Amazon should get a shipment of the thermals first week in may and would probably send mine out second week in may. I'll keep you posted

Posted May 4, 2012 link

Ordered another for my office from Venia and got it last week.  Shipped free (like many do) and included as a bonus was a bag of their Colombian Inza coffee as well.
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Posted Wed May 16, 2012, 1:17pm
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I am considering switching out the standard plastic basket on the Bonavita to a ceramic/porcelain filter basket.

Does anyone know which size and brand(s) of ceramic/porcelain filter baskets would fit the Bonavita?

Thank you.

In addition, I saw this review on the German Amazon site. I do not speak German, so this is a Google translation, but it appears that the "Melitta" version of the Bonavita had an Auto off switch. The review states:

"The main reason for the purchase were:

- Insulated container inside of glass (not plastic!)
- Can large opening - easy to clean
- Automatic switching off with mains separation (good prevention, such as fire protection)
- VDE approved (one of the best evidence for electrical safety)
- Stainless steel
- Melitta, the name for everything that has to do with coffee and coffee filters

Its use is straightforward and the brewed coffee is kept warm for long enough.
A taste of the brewed coffee have so many non-device-related factors influence that it is better for such questions evaluates the results statistically sound by independent product testers.
We are certainly satisfied."

The review can be found here: Click here

A photo of that "Bonavita" looks slightly different, unless it is the lighting. The carafe appears to have a stainless edge and so does the filter basket. Click Here (ecx.images-amazon.com)

 
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 12:01am
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missy_ Said:

I saw this review on the German Amazon site. I do not speak German, so this is a Google translation, but it appears that the "Melitta" version of the Bonavita had an Auto off switch...Actually, when I consider that the Bonavita was made for the U.S. without an Auto Off, it is a little surprising. I can see it being without the other so-called bells and whistles, but an Auto Off just seems like common sense and safety.

Posted May 16, 2012 link

The glass carafe version shuts off heat to the warming plate automatically after 2 hours - the thermal carafe coffee makers I have used all cut off after the water is finished heating and I imagine the Bonavita does as well.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 2:39am
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EricBNC Said:

The glass carafe version shuts off heat to the warming plate automatically after 2 hours - the thermal carafe coffee makers I have used all cut off after the water is finished heating and I imagine the Bonavita does as well.

Posted May 17, 2012 link

The Melitta thermal version switches off the heater when the brew water has all passed through, then disconnects the power after ~15 minutes.  It actually flips the switch to "off".  I presume the Bonavita badged version does the same.
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 2:31pm
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__________ Said:

The Melitta thermal version switches off the heater when the brew water has all passed through, then disconnects the power after ~15 minutes.  It actually flips the switch to "off".  I presume the Bonavita badged version does the same.

Posted May 17, 2012 link

Mine does.
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Posted Wed May 23, 2012, 3:27pm
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I just got mine the other day. The coffee didn't taste as hot as I expected so I purchased a thermometer. I'm getting a water temperature of 185 degrees, 10 - 20 degrees below the standard. Am I being too picky if I send it back? I certainly like the taste of coffee but it is a tad colder than I expected. Exchanging things purchased online is a hassle.
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