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    Stainless steel vs. glass?

    I have been researching for a good coffeemaker, and I have boiled it down to the Technivorm KB-741. However, there are two versions of the same maker, one with a glass carafe, and one with a thermo stainless steel carafe.

    http://www.twinvalleycoffee.com/gear_te ... _glass.htm
    http://www.twinvalleycoffee.com/gear_te ... thermo.htm

    BTW, the glass carafe version has a heated hotplate with adjustable temperature setting, whereas the stainless steel version does not.

    Which do you think is better, and why?

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    Be sure you are also using quality beans and water. What goes in is what comes out, regardless of the coffee maker.

    Imho, fwiw, I would go with the thermos. The direct heat from the glass carafe can burn your coffee.
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    Re: Stainless steel vs. glass?

    [quote:4e5649a012=\"RissaRed\"]I have been researching for a good coffeemaker, and I have boiled it down to the Technivorm KB-741. [/quote:4e5649a012]


    *sigh* bad joke


    lal

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    Go for the thermal carafe, but

    The picture of the KBT-741 on the Technivorm site has a different shaped 1.25L carafe than the picture you link, so I cannot vouch for the bulbous version.

    http://www.technivorm.com/pages/products-home.html

    I have had the thermal carafe version for about 6 months and offer the following:

    1- Keep it clean - stainless is easily stained and harder to clean than glass, and the shape of the KBT-741 is hard to clean.
    2. Pre-heat the carafe.
    3. Does not brew through the lid, so heat escapes as the coffee is being brewed. Make sure you put the lid on as soon as the brewing stops. (set a timer to remember to go back to the kitchen at the right time.
    4. The filter holder has a three-step cutoff. If you brew coffee with the cutoff shut off for a minute to build water in the filter holder, then stir the grounds and open the filter to the first mark to slow the flow-through. If you forget to open the filter at all, there is an overflow that will direct the water into the carafe, avoiding a mess.

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    I'd get the thermo, wont burn your coffee.
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