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iCoffee RCB100-BC12 coffeemaker

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Summary: This ICoffee 12-cup French press-style model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a permanent filter
  • a measured capacity of 60 oz.
  • a cone-type filter
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About - iCoffee RCB100-BC12

The iCoffee RCB100-BC12 is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric french-press coffeemaker models like the RCB100-BC12 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, and gauging the amount of coffee remaining. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.

Refers to the ease of cleaning the device.

Carafe handling:
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.
Features & Specs - iCoffee RCB100-BC12
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting No
info Brew-strength control No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 15 x 10 x 11
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User Reviews - iCoffee RCB100-BC12
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good coffee, poor carafe
Best Uses
Makes excellent coffee,and fast. Easy to load. Not too difficult to clean. <br /><br />Very hard to pour the first couple of cups without dribbling a lot. Think this has something to do with the way the secondary filter fits in the carafe, but have no way to change this. <br /><br />Hope they change this fit in the next model or I'll not get another..
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to use
Best Uses
Have had this maker for 18 months and use it every day.<br />Brews great quality coffee, seems to be less acidic and fuller taste. Only down side is cleaning the grounds out, but like other review said, hold it under faucet and run water through it. No problems so far.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great coffee
As Good As French Press
A Tiny Chrome Flaked Off
Best Uses
Making coffee
After my Bodum Santos died after 10 years of faithful service, I bought this maker and haven't looked back. It makes smooth, great tasting coffee. It takes a little getting used to, but its worth it!<br /> A little harder to clean than a cheap old drip maker, but I ain't complaining.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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