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.
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
Programmable Has 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 brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
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.
Over the years my wife and I have become certifiable coffee snobs, to the point of importing our own. Even tried roasting at home(bad idea!) Of all the automatic machines we have owned and used over the years, this one makes the best tasting coffee so far, by far!<br /><br />A little over the top style wise, and makes intersesting noises, but well worth it.