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1. Bosch TKA 9110 UC Porsche Designer
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1. Bosch TKA 9110 UC Porsche Designer Series Coffeemaker
list price: $349.99
our price: $249.99
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Asin: B00005REEG
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bosch
Sales Rank: 5201
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The grandson of the legendary German automobile designer, F.A.Porsche has achieved an international design reputation of his own,beginning first with the Porsche 911 and then moving on to myriad otherproducts, such as this classy drip coffeemaker. Synthesizing form andfunction and utilizing advanced materials are Porsche's hallmarks, andthey are immediately evident in the coffeemaker's timeless beauty.Comprising twin cylindrical columns joined in the middle, thecoffeemaker is clad in brushed aluminum, with rugged, dark-purpleplastic trim. It's heavy and substantial, perfect for an executiveoffice or contemporary kitchen. It measures 14-1/2 inches high, 12inches wide, and 5 inches deep (not including handles).

Powered by 1,000 watts, the coffeemaker brews eight 5-ounce cupsdirectly into a heavy glass-insulated carafe whose top pops up whenit's disengaged from the brewing spout, preventing heat from escapingand air from entering to spoil the coffee's flavor and aroma. Aswing- out filter basket (for a permanent gold-tone filter) above the carafecompletes the right-hand cylinder. The left-hand cylinder consists of aremovable water tank that mirrors the carafe's shape and has anexternal gauge. Below that is a stainless-steel heating element and twobar-shaped pushbutton controls. One is the on/off switch and the otherpermits brewing either two to four cups or five to eight, a refinementthat ensures proper brewing times. Push-in cord storage reducesclutter. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 14-1/2 by 12 by 5 inches
  • Brews 8 5-ounce cups directly into heavy, glass-insulated carafe
  • Selections for 2-to-4 or 5-to-8 cups
  • Striking design perfect for executive office or contemporary kitchen
  • Brushed-aluminum exterior with dark-purple trim

Reviews (12)

4-0 out of 5 stars Handsome and almost flawless!
Of course, like most others, I purchased this for appearance, Bosch reputation and the high quality of the construction. And it has not disappointed in any of those regards, as well as being one of the most cleverly and friendly designs of any coffee maker I've used. It is constructed of solid brushed aluminum, that doesn't show fingerprints, coffee stains. The water filling container is removable (always a problem with vacuum carafe coffeemakers) and everything fits very precisely. The carafe will keep coffee hot for hours, but it develops an "off" flavor after about 2-1/2 hours as will ANY vacuum pot. The only drawback is that the carafe is a bit difficult to clean and requires a bottle brush. Even then, some residual stale coffee taste may be there; I discovered that it is in the gasket that seals it to the lid, not the carafe, so that must be dried off with a tea towel to ensure full fresh coffee flavour.

And it will make fast (and very hot) flavorful coffee while being the most stunning thing on your countertop!

4-0 out of 5 stars An amazing coffee pot but beware
To begin with, I am a coffee addict. My morning ritual starts with grinding "just the right beans" and chasing the perfect half a pot. I'm probably on my eighth or ninth coffee maker over the years, and it's actually interesting why I change "equipment". The makers themselves never really seem to wear out, rather I get tired of them or their inadequacies - too slow, too ugly, I'm just over it - always something.
This thing is by far the best looking and the smartest design. The way you put the water in is simple and ingenius. It automatically shuts off after brewing, and stores the coffee in a sealed canister - again great!! And again, I can't stress enough how beautiful it is!!
My problem with it is this - mine came completely disfunctionable. I put the water in and out it immediatly leaked, all over my counter. After many four letter words, being somewhat mechanically inclined, I decided to take it apart to trouble shoot, before I "send it back". I waited so long for this thing (back ordered at the time), the thought of another long wait was unbearable!
Long story short, I fixed it and it now works perfectly, and I'm really happy. It was very challanging however to repair - got quite the education to the innerworkings of coffee makers. Every single part inside was disconnected from where it should go. ... Bottom line - Porsche hit a home run. Bosch put it together in a way the needs improvement, or sombody somewhere should reexamine shipping and packaging standards - especially for the retail price. Just beware>
Update: Since I've written this commentary, a very professional and diligent representative from Bosch has contacted me, and offered to replace mine - immediately no wait. He also through in a grinder for my troubles! Good guy, good company, great followthrough!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very impressive looking coffe maker
This coffee maker is the one of comversational peice for our kitchen! No one ever can quite guess what it is. 10 of 10 like to know where we got it.
not only looks it works Fast & Great coffee maker we have ever had. Easy! Fast! & Good Looking!
You will enjoy it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Good marketing; Poor delivery
I am very disappointed in this machine. I saw it on the Today Show and then purchased it from Amazon. I have had it about a month now and here's what's wrong: 1) metallic taste with each pot of coffee- now you'd think that this wouldn't happen with a high end machine, but no matter what I've tried it is still there-the literature that comes witht the machine mentions this may happen, but their cure doesn't work; 2) it leaks- although there is a water level indicator on the filling tank, go a little over and you have coffee all over the counter; you have thought that it would stay in the basket instead of running out over the counter; 3) coffee remains hot/warm maybe 3hrs tops even if you preheat thermal carafe with hot water; and 4) how could you forget to design a timer into the coffee pot- especially at this price--I'm going back to my Mr Coffee machine!

3-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful design, BUT no timer!
How did Bosch overlook the necessity of having a timer and a clock display on their slick designed coffee maker? I have purchased mine a few weeks ago for almost $$$ and now the price dropped to $$$ so I'm sending it back just to rebuy it. If Amazon can cut the price in half just like that, it proves this product isn't worth the $$$ I spent. But I'm a snob who wanted the name of a very reputable German maker who, by the way, makes the most durable products on the market, such as washers, dryers and their famous vacuums. Overall, great item to show off in your modern contemporary kitchen. ... Read more


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Asin: B00007K7I2
Catlog: Kitchen
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Success, At Last
Over the last 8 years, I've purchased at least 5 coffee automatic drip coffee pots for my mom and for me.They have ranged from cheap to expensive. Expensive for me is in the $80 to $100 range.The last coffee pot I bought for my mom was a Melitta with the auto time set.While she loved the unit, it went to the coffee pot graveyard in just a little over a year when the heating unit burned out.A couple of my previous purchases were thermos-style units.My biggest complaints over all the coffee pots were (1) coffee not hot enough, (2) coffee didn't really taste that great, (3) pot not big enough, which happens most on thermos units, and (4) failure of the unit in too short a time, particularly for the more expensive units.

This time I decided to go for simple design, a larger container (12 cups instead of 10), a mid-range on price, and, hopefully, a good cup of coffee.Well, I got it this with the Bosch.It is very straightforward.It makes 12 cups; it has one button (on/off); it turns itself off after two hours; is easy to clean; was reasonably priced ($49.99 on Amazon in September of 2003, cheaper now); and lo and behold, it makes a good cup of coffee that comes out hot and stays hot without getting a burned taste.

The other reviewer says that it is cheaply made.I think that the plastic is as strong as any other pot I've purchased.The top lid, where the water is poured into, also "broke" on mine until I figured out that, instead of being broken, it had come apart as it is designed to do so that you can clean it better.The lid and surrounding edge of the coffee pot is a light grey plastic.It cleans up very easily and is less prone to stain than the ones that are all white.For the most part, I just run the pot under clear water and wipe the unit down with clear water to keep it clean.

The best part is that I'm very happy with the taste of the coffee.I don't use any special water, just our tap water which has run through a water softener.We have very, very hard water in Nevada.I'm using decafinated Folgers most of the time.The other good part is that the coffee comes out hot - hot enough for me to wait a couple of minutes before my first sip.Now, if it just lasts more than a year, I'll be extra happy with my purchase.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy!
I bought this coffeemaker as a gift for my sister and was so embarrassed when she took it out of the box. First, the plastic top is extremely cheap and flimsy, and the whole thing broke off the first time we flipped it back. There was also a grey powder film over the whole appliance. Finally, it is just not good looking at all...extremely cheap in appearance. It did not even make it to the countertop before we had it back in the box and on its way back to Amazon. I went with the Bosch on their reputation for the greatest dishwashers. Evidently, another company designs and manufacturers their small appliances. DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM!!!! Get the Braun KF550-BK AromaDeluxe instead! ... Read more


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Asin: B00007K7I0
Catlog: Kitchen
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars Buy a different coffee maker!
I purchased the Bosch TKA 2801 about two months ago and it's been nothing but trouble.To begin with, it feels cheap, with plastic moving parts that feel like they're about to fall off at any moment, and often do.But worse, unless one is very careful with the unit, more coffee will end up on your kitchen counter than in the carafe when the coffee is brewed.It's no fun to clean that mess over and over.I called Bosch customer service and was treated very rudely, but after complaining I was referred to an outside service agent that has been quite pleasant to deal with so far.They've offered to pay for me to ship the unit to them and they're sending me a completely new unit.Hopefully the new one will function better, although I'm not holding my breath given the poor design overall.

4-0 out of 5 stars Simple, solid German-built quality coffee
This is a very simple to operate and straightforward coffee machine that makes flavourful coffee without any snafus.The drip stop function works perfectly, the shape of the carafe keeps coffee fresher than most designs, there are no clocks to set or automatic hot plate shut offs.The construction is sturdier than others (Krups, Cuisinart made in Mexico or China); it is made in Germany. The lack of a clock/timer is no big deal as it will get your first cup of coffee brewed-- and brewed RIGHT-- in two minutes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fastest Coffee this side of the Mississippi
All I really have to say is that it takes me longer to boil water and mix in Instant coffee.

This Bosch TKA-2811 makes 6 cups of coffee (equivalent to 2 of my cups) in under 5 minutes.

This machine keeps the contents of the carafe very warm while the anti-drip filter holder is an OUTSTANDING DESIGN. Basically the top of the carafe contacts the valve when the carafe is on the hot plate. Once you remove the carafe, the valve pops closed and nothing drips.

In addition, the carafe's design prevents spills while pouring into your favorite cup, mug, or commuter cup.

FYI - It uses a #4 paper cone filter.

I chose Bosch because of the quality of their automotive products (stereo components, ABS modules, pumps, etc...) and I haven't been disappointed yet.

If you're in the market for a new coffee maker, I recommend you get this Bosch unit as well as a Bosch grinder. ... Read more


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