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    Krups EC3220 Thermobrew Coffee Maker
    EC3220 Thermobrew

    This Krups 14-cup drip coffee maker has:

    • auto-shutoff
    • a water filter
    • a permanent filter.
    • an indicator to tell you when cleaning is needed
    • a measured capacity of 73 oz.
    • a cup-cake type filter.
    Description

    This Krups 14-cup drip coffee maker has:

    • auto-shutoff
    • a water filter
    • a permanent filter.
    • an indicator to tell you when cleaning is needed
    • a measured capacity of 73 oz.
    • a cup-cake type filter.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Survey Results

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased automatic drip coffee makers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first four years of ownership.

     /  5
    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction

    Brand owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their automatic drip coffee maker to their friends and family.

     /  5

    Test Results

    Brew performance

    Brew performance

    The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing and an indication of the coffee's concentration.

     /  5
    Convenience

    Convenience

    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.

     /  5
    Carafe handling

    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 or are self-serve models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.

     /  5
    Brew time

    Brew time

    Our measurements of time, rounded to the nearest minute, to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle, using 40 oz. of water in those models that make 8- 14 cups of coffee. The one- or two-mug drip models are based on 10 oz. of water.

     /  5

    About

    The Krups EC3220 Thermobrew is part of the Coffee Makers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Drip Coffee Makers models like the EC3220 Thermobrew are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Brew performance The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing and an indication of the coffee's concentration.

    Convenience 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.

    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 or are self-serve models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.

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