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casualcoffee
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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014, 5:44pm
Subject: pour over coffee maker
 

new to the forum but not new to coffee :)
Anyhow, I have killed many a home grade coffee maker and am ready to make an upgrade to a used pourover. I am looking at either a Bunn vp17-1 or a Bloomfield 8542/3 the bloomfield has a shorter profile which makes it more attractive, but the bunn seems to have a smaller secondary coil to hold water temperature. Is this a crucial difference, or will both essentially use the same amount of power to keep a similar amount of water at a similar temperature.
I am only a pot a day drinker, but am sick of buying cheap plastic coffee makers.
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Posted Tue Mar 4, 2014, 8:26am
Subject: Re: pour over coffee maker
 

I will check with Bloomfield's tech service department and see if they have an answer. It may take a day or so.

Edited to add:
This comes from one of the sales team:

'There is one tank heating element in both brewers. The Bunn  “secondary” coil is a 50 W wired insulated “blanket” made of fiberglass and sporting a foil jacket. It surrounds the tank and helps hold the temperature of the tank so that the unit has reduced cycling time. In theory a great idea. Does it save money? Doubtful, as it has to run power to the auxiliary coil, and the tank still will lose heat over time.

When the Bunn tank inevitably pinhole along the weld, it first saturates the blanket making a mess. I know of service people (OCS) who remove the blankets before installing the machine.

I would call it a non-feature, although Curtis also insulates their tanks.'



I will add more comments if/when received

 
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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014, 6:34am
Subject: Re: pour over coffee maker
 

I own a few Bunn pourover brewers (including 2 VP series air pot brewers), no issue with the insulation or leaks, one is well used and several years old and was used commercially.

The only Bloomfield I have is broken, it was picked up from a Goodwill store for pennies so not much lost there. I also have Curtis pour over and plumb in brewers.

There is a big change when moving to commercial from consumer so which ever way you want to go, you should be fine. I really doubt you will have leaks or problems either way.

 
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