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There are various types of espresso machines that can get you a delicious cup of espresso at home. Everything depends on what kind of espresso machine you buy. There are espresso machines that make great coffee and are expensive. They have too many controls and might be difficult to use,...
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Drip Coffee Machine
A lot of people drink coffee in the morning. It is the perfect way to start the day. A lot of people have they own drip coffee maker at home. It's actually pretty simple what goes on in an average drip coffee maker. Every morning million of people scoop of coffee from a can and add water to a coffee maker. But how does it heat up so fast? Why is there a certain sound when it is already brewing the coffee? The mechanism of a typical drip coffee maker is very simple and does not really have that many intricate parts like an espresso machine. Manufacturers of coffee makers have been trying to find the perfect way to brew coffee for more than thirty years, however; it still remains to be so simple.
The main parts of the coffee maker are divided into three parts. There is of course a reservoir that stores and holds water when you pour it into the drip coffee maker. This is where the coffee making cycle starts. At the bottom of the reservoir is a whole which is connected to a tube that allows hot water to flow into an area that will allow it to drip to the coffee. There is also a shower head; this part sprays water over the coffee beans. In a majority of coffee makers in the market, the water passes through a hose into a disc that is made out perforate plastic that is called the drip area and falls through holes which in turn sprays the grounded coffee beans with water.
The heating element of the coffee maker is coiled wire similar to light bulbs that gets extremely hot when electricity is being run through it. This heat element has two functions, which is of course to brew the coffee and the other one is to keep the coffee hot once the brew is ready for drinking. A resistive heating element which is placed directly on the underside of a part which is called the warming plate has heat conductive grease which allows heat to be transferred efficiently. You will be able find this type of grease in a lot of home appliances such as stereo and power supplies, in most things that have to generate heat. Of course in a drip coffee maker there is switch so that you will be able to easily turn it on and off. There are also components that prevent the heating element to overheat; these are called sensors and fuses.