FILTER-TYPE COFFEE MAKERIt is also called drip. This is the cheapest class of electrical models. The drip coffee maker has a special heating circuit, passing through which cold water heats up to 87-95 degrees Celsius and drips down into a filter with ground beans. The grains give all the aromatic substances to the water, which flows into the flask. Now your coffee is ready. The drink prepared in this way is also called American.

What you need to know when choosing a coffee maker?

When buying, pay attention to the power of the device. This is a very important parameter, especially for those models in which there is no adjustment of the coffee strength. If you like a strong enough drink, then it is better for you to buy a low power coffee maker (750-800 W). The strength of the future drink directly depends on the brewing time. The lower the power, the slower the water heats up. Therefore, it manages to absorb more aromatic substances, which makes the coffee stronger, even bitter. As a rule, low power models have a coffee pot for 5-6 cups (about 0.75 l).

The flask of a coffee pot is usually made of glass or special plastic. Recent models of coffee makers are equipped with a coffee pot that can be used for a microwave oven. The flask handle is made of heat insulating material. Some manufacturers are developing a special design for the spout and lid of the coffee pot (aroma protection systems, temperature maintenance; an example is Moulinex Cocoon with a Hermetic flask). Recent developments in the design of the coffee pot are equipped with “overflow protection”. The essence of the technology is simple: the coffee maker will automatically stop working if you try to brew more coffee than the flask can hold. That is, the machine automatically turns off when the pot is filled up to the upper limit (for example, Braun AromaSelect).

Floating basket of the filter holder. Previously, coffee makers with a removable filter holder were produced, which is not very convenient. There was nowhere to put the filter with the dormant coffee (except on the table) to pour coffee from the flask. The floating basket now “slides off” to the side. This makes it easier to add coffee to the basket. This innovation is now found in almost all models.

The filter – an integral part of any coffee maker – is of three types:

disposable paper. The most “pure” (drunk coffee is thrown away with the filter). The main disadvantage is that you need to constantly buy new filters, which significantly increases the cost of maintaining the coffee maker.
nylon is the most common filter option. Usually included with the coffee maker. One such filter is designed for 60 brews, but it usually lasts much longer.
?gold?. In fact, the same as nylon, only covered with a layer of titanium nitride, which increases the life of the filter and, accordingly, the cost of the coffee maker itself.

The flask of the coffee maker allows you to start the anti-drip mechanism (otherwise “drop-stop”, anti-drip seal). This design allows you to pour a cup – another coffee, while all the others are not ready yet. When removing the flask from the coffee maker, a special shutter stops the flow of finished coffee. When you put the flask in place, it itself presses the “lever”, and the coffee pours into the pot again. Do not keep the flask out of a working coffee maker for too long. The shutter will not withstand more than five minutes – the finished coffee can break through the filter and spill out. An anti-drip mechanism must be present in all models of coffee makers. If there is none, the model is 100% fake.

The auto-heating plate is also the main attribute of the coffee maker. In the simplest models, coffee is heated until you turn off the coffee maker. What is it for? Originally, the self-heating plate was designed to heat the coffee pot – the coffee tastes better if it is poured into a preheated container. And secondly, this function is designed to keep the coffee hot. For the same purpose, coffee makers with a thermos have been developed.