The Calphalon Quick Brew 1838804 is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the Quick Brew 1838804 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Features & Specs - Calphalon Quick Brew 1838804
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts water flow to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
I was going to pass on the Calphalon due to this article, but was in a hurry and bought one with the GLASS pot instead of the carafe. A great coffee maker as the only cons were the carafe. At Bed Bath and Beyond for around 65 and used their 20% off coupon. The GLASS POT model has a 2 hour auto shutoff and keeps the coffee nice and hot.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Atlanta, GA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very bad design flaw
Great tasting coffee
Coffee Doesn't Stay Hot
I bought this coffeemaker and only kept it a week. When I took it out of the box, I found the carafe lid was defective. I returned the pot to the store and they gave me a lid off the display model. Although the coffee is not very hot even when freshly brewed, it makes a dynamite cup of coffee. Very simple to program and has a large display.<br />Even with great tasting coffee, I had to return the machine to the store because of the constant dripping from the coffee basket, and having to fight with the carafe lid constantly. Very poor design.<br />If you don't mind the dripping and you like your coffee less than piping hot (but delish), you may decide it is worth the irritation.