I was interested in testing the Braun BrewSense to see if their claim to rich, reliable coffee would be fulfilled and it was.
I’m testing the BrewSense Drip Coffee Maker - 12 Cup - KF7150.
The coffee maker appears to be very well made and a quality coffee maker. The KF7150 is the middle coffee maker of the 3 different 12cup Braun BrewSense coffee makers. The only difference I can see between the KF7150 and the top end KF7170 is the materials used in the build.
To test the; 1-4, Strength, and Temp (warmer) settings I used the exact same measured amounts of filtered water, measured amounts of coffee grounds (1tbls per cup), milled at the same grind setting for each test.
PureFlavor Technology: Consistent great flavor from the first to last drop is one of Braun’s claims. As with all coffee makers if you sneak a cup prior to the finish of the brew it is going to be a stronger cup of coffee than it will be if you let the pot brew complete.
FlavorCarafe: Would be hard to determine how beneficial this is without making coffee in two different coffee makers and test this statement.
Anti-Drip System: The anti-drip system is better than any coffee maker I’ve used, you may get one miniscule drip which is expected any time you have heat and liquid.
Programmable 24-Hour Timer: Worked perfect every time. Be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly.
Programmable Auto Off: Another nice feature because you can adjust the AUTO OFF time to suit your needs. Still in the process of testing the difference times and I have had one issue, I set the AUTO OFF to 30 minutes and it shut off after 23 minutes. Two independent timers were used when testing this feature. I’m not sure if the warmer timer starts at the beginning of the brew or after the brew is complete.
Brew Strength Selector: I did not find as great a difference between the brew cycle REGULAR and BOLD however there is a slight difference.
REGULAR: Cups Brewed 12, Brewing Time 9min. 37sec., Coffee Temp During Brew 188.0, Coffee Temp Brew Complete 182.8, Warmer Setting Medium.
BOLD: Cups Brewed 12, Brewing Time 11min. 3sec., Coffee Temp During Brew 184.5, Coffee Temp Brew Complete 182.5, Warmer Setting Medium
Keep Warm Plate: Very cool feature. There is a significant difference between LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH. If you are the only person drinking a pot of coffee you can start your full pot off on HIGH, drop to MEDIUM when you get to the half pot, and then LOW when you have less coffee left in the pot and save overheating your coffee.
I would recommend this product to my friends and family.