Consumer Digest Lists Krups and Zojirushi as Best Buys

In the August 1, 2008, issue, Consumer Digest listed the Krups FME-2 as the best Economy model coffee brewer, and the Zojirushi Fresh Brew as the best Mid-Range model coffee brewer.

Here’s what they said about the Krups FME-2:
“This model includes digital controls, water filtration and a programmable 1-to-5¬† hour auto shut-off system, all of which are rare in this price range. Niceties, such as a soft-eject button for the cone filter department and an audible signal when brewing is complete, round out this unit’s value.”

Brewing Temperature: up to 190 degrees F
Carafe: Glass
Brewing volume: 12-cup
Brewing time: 9 minutes”

Here’s what they said about the Zojirushi Fresh Brew EC-BD15:
“This model¬† boasts a double-wall thermal carafe that is larger (52 oz.) than that of any other model in this price range. It has the best brewing temperature of any comparably priced model, and it sprays water evenly over the ground coffee to ensure good over-all extraction. It’s control panel, however, could be more intuitive.”

Brewing Temperature: Up to 195 degrees F
Carafe: Steel double-wall vacuum thermal
Brewing volume: 10-cup
Brewing time: 8-1/2 min.”

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