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Braun Impression - All - James Lynch's Review
Posted: August 2, 2005, 3:33pm
review rating: 6.4
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Braun Impression Coffee Makers - All
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Arrow The Braun Impression - All has 9 Reviews
Arrow The Braun Impression - All has been rated 6.47 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since August 1, 2005.
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Name Ranking
Melanie Field 9.00
P.D. Folk 8.00
Dawn Rotella 6.50
James Lynch 6.40
Lawrence Worden 5.00

Previous Review  
Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Manufacturer: Braun Quality: 9
Average Price: $75.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $79.99 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Best Buy Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: Worked for me won't work for everyone but worth checking out.
Positive Product Points

Thermal Carafe
Filters Water (optional use)
Well Built
Auto Shut Off
Heat Plate does not add heat to carafe
Easy to Clean
Quick Cup feature (good for making sure coffee is saturated)

Negative Product Points

Brew Temp is not up to spec
Brews a little to quickly
Carafe does not hold heat exceptionally well

Detailed Commentary

Well this is your standard Thermal Carafe Coffee brewing system.  The Braun Impressions is a fairly well built machine and will produce a decent cup quickly.  I would not suggest that this is any where near the end all be all of coffee brewers.  

First the brew temp is too low.  It runs about 185-190 degrees F.  Which ends up being fine for me.  Anything above 195 will just boil and sputter at my altitude.  For everyone else... well you be the judge.  The price was fine for me.  I certainly did not feel ripped off.

Overall it works for my needs.  I needed a machine that can brew a cup quickly while I'm watching my newborn and keep it warm for extended periods of time (30 mins or so).  The reason I would not buy it again is that I full expect it to last until my 2 month old is at least a year old.  Then I'll have more time to prepare my coffee in a French Press or Chemex.  Till then this is a fine machine.

Buying Experience

I walked in and bought it.  Did ask for help and really didn't need any.

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