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iCoffee RCB100-BC12
 
Approximate retail price:
$127.00
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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.


Convenience:
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.

Cleaning:
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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Just Brew It
6/26/2014
Pros
Auto Shut-off Efficient
Flavorful Coffee
Grind Blend To Taste
Ready when you are
Reliable
Cons
A Bit More Rinsing
No Thermal Storage
The Window's Meh
Best Uses
Busy-morning Coffee Lover
French Drip Oui
Comment:
We're a 2-person empty-nest household. Wife and I love rich, flavorful coffee. I use a burr grinder at night to prepare our multi-bean blend, pour our taste-tested water measure into the iCoffee and set the timer. In the morning as I make an espresso for myself, the goofy-happy Mozart riff lets me know when the 10-minute brewing starts and ends. When my wife comes downstairs, I whip and pour the latte that starts the day for her and our cat. This is truly a drip-ease coffee maker with French press results. Adjust the water ratio, bean blend and grind to your taste and you can't do better. Yes, it's worth the price, and no, we ain't rich. Don't slump that you can't be entertained by watching it happen through the LED-lit window. If you need that, you'll be disappointed -- probably by many things in life. Fact is, it's making coffee. It's a mess in there. Nothing to see here. But lots of nice coffee here. Friends love our coffee. If inventor Bruce Burrows gets even smarter, he'll put an induction base and a thermal carafe on this thing, and own the market. He'll be unbeatable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Brews great coffee!
5/31/2014
Pros
Cool factor
Electric French Press
Guys Like It's Remington
Permanent Filter
Smoother With Same Beans
View While You Brew
Cons
More Clean Up
Paper Filters Are Easier
Best Uses
Brew Better Coffee
Comment:
Purchased based on rating and review. Use at mid-sized office. Everyone thinks it is cool and that the coffee is better and smoother. Experimented with lower quality beans but it doesn't overcome that. However whatever quality beans you use the coffee will be slightly better. We always fresh grind our beans right before brewing but have everything else ready to get the first cup ASAP. Purchasing one for home as well.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Delivers the good stuff, every time!
12/17/2013
Pros
Easy Operation
Superb Coffee
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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