Bunn BXB Velocity Brew Coffee Brewer Review
- Performance 88%
- Design 93%
- Conveniences and Safety 80%
- Warranty and Support 85%
Coffee brewer of this size is for coffee drinkers who don’t drink coffee that much so they don’t need a bigger one to satisfy their needs. While this coffee brewer lacks some features that other brewers have, it doesn’t have to mean that it doesn’t serve the same purpose as any other coffee brewer. While being smaller in size, it does make one great coffee. It also has a spray head that ensures even and complete coffee flavor extraction. When it comes to design, it is perfect for smaller apartments or in a kitchen that doesn’t have that much space. It will fit anywhere, and it is a remarkable addition to providing the space and to brew your most favorite coffee. With the option to brew up to 4 to 10 cups in about 3 minutes, it is no wonder that this coffee maker, no matter its size, is still considered one of the best as well.
Dimensions: 15.5 x 8.8 x 14.6 inches
Weight: 8 pounds
Brew Capacity: 4 to 10 cups (20 to 50 oz) in about 3 minutes
Additional features and accessories
Its design is simple and plain; some can say that. But ultimately it is because if the coffee maker isn’t meant for more than one or two people, it has to have some basic features and well, a basic look. Oblong in shape, its body is quite deep so you can have as much coffee as you need. The color that usually comes with this product is black, and it is made of aluminum and hard plastic. With stainless steel, you won’t have to worry much about product staining or to damage it at some parts. Being medium in shape and size, this appliance will look just stunning wherever you choose to put it in the kitchen. Especially it is good for smaller kitchens where space is needed. Lightweight plastic top fits perfectly with the aluminum parts and gives the wonderful design look. Overall, the appliance has received many praises because of its simple minimalist design.
The Brew Tank
Brew tank is the first thing you see when you look at the product. It is made of quality stainless steel and inside of the brew tank you can find a thermostat that ensures you with a hot cup of coffee that you can have at any time. It heats the water for the coffee, and it will never go cold inside of it. It is easy to clean and empty. There is also a part of the tank that keeps the water in the reservoir so you will always have water for brewing coffee when you need it. Its chamber can brew with the maximum temperature that is of 195F within a minute. That is more than enough power for one coffee maker. It maintains the temperature through the entire cycle. Within 3 minutes, your coffee will be ready for drinking.
Integrated Warming Plates
Coffee has to be heated somehow. For that, there are integrated warming plates that heat the water up to a certain temperature for brewing. It can reheat the coffee if you need it to, but ultimately it will keep the coffee hot all the time if you need it to. This is a feature many people will appreciate especially if you are in a hurry somewhere but just can’t seem to finish that cup of coffee on time.
There is a catch however with this brand of coffee makers – you have to use their filters. Not just any filter will do because it has been reported that it makes a mess. The BUNN filters clean the water and fit just right with the appliance. Filters need to be changed over time because filters tend to wear off in time. This is important especially because of the taste. Older filters tend to give a less proper taste of coffee than the new ones.
Ease of Use
Before plugging the appliance into the power source, what will be needed is filling the water tank to its capacity for it to start working properly. If the water has to be added in, all you have to do is flip open the plastic lid on the top of the reservoir and use the thermal carafe to fill it up. This is how you start the coffee making process. It doesn’t have the on-switch! This is another unique feature. Overall it is not difficult to use, quite simple actually. The performance of this coffee maker will leave you speechless. Many say that you don’t have to make just coffee with this brewer. You can also make tea! With its multi-use properties, there is no reason why you shouldn’t buy it. Also, one great function that makes this brewer is the fact that the water won’t start flowing unless you lower the door of the maker from the top. This ensures the product’s efficiency and durability it initially possesses. Even though it doesn’t have that many features, it functions quite properly, and the whole design of it is based on pure minimalism.
The pros and cons
This appliance can brew 4 to 10 cups that are 20 to 50 oz. In about 3 minutes, which is extremely quick and many reports are praising this feature. It has the spray head which ensures even and complete coffee flavor extraction.
Minimalist design that fits into kitchens that are small. Made with aluminum and hard plastic. This ensures that the product will always be protected from any damages.
Deep brew tank that is easy to clean and continuously heats the water for brewing. It has integrated warming plates that heat the water up to a certain temperature and keep the heating process flowing.
It can be used for making hot cocoa or tea, not just coffee.
Water tank seals tightly.
It is reported that it generates a lot of heat.
There is no automatic turn off feature. The coffee maker can always be on if it uses electricity.
Water evaporates if the coffee maker is not used regularly.