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Is there BPA or any other problematic plastic in the thermal carafe filter basket? The plastic is identified as No. 8 PC (polycarbonate). Dec 24, 2012
The paperwork that came with the machine said it was all BPA-free.
glass lined carafe Oct 23, 2013
* Designed and engineered in Germany; made in China * Material: stainless-steel, glass, plastic * Model: BV 1800TH * Watts: 1,400 * Capacity: 40 oz. * Overall Size: 10 1/2"W x 6 3/4"D x 11 3/4"H * Carafe: 6 1/4" Dia. (7 3/4"L with handle) x 7 1/2"H (with lid) * Weight: 6 lb. * Cord: 38 1/2"L Use and Care* Before first use, clean the Bonavita coffee maker by filling the water tank with clear cold water to the maximum level mark and turn the machine on to allow the water to run through (without coffee). Leave the thermal carafe coffee maker to cool down for 5 minutes before repeating the process. Brew hot water through the coffee maker at least two times before brewing with coffee. * Do not clean the thermal carafe in a dishwasher or immerse it completely in water. Use a soft damp cloth and mild dish cleaning liquid for cleaning the housing and the carafe. The filter basket is dishwasher-safe. * Do not use wire-brushes or bottle-brushes or cleansers, steel wool pads or other abrasive material on 8-cup coffee maker. In case of tenacious residues (lime, coffee buildup), clean the carafe with weakened vinegar or lemon. * Never place the thermal carafe on a hotplate or use in microwave oven.
Does thermal carafe implode? Nov 12, 2013
So far, under normal use and following the directions, it has not imploded. I wash it every couple of weeks with warm water, dish soap, and the included soft scrubby. It keeps the coffee hot for hours. So far I'm very happy with going the thermal carafe route vs. the glass carafe. And the thermal carafe version does not have a hot plate.
The Bonavita is a thermal stainless steel carafe w/ a glass lining. This combination keeps the coffee warmer than just a stainless steel carafe.
I know you can't program this coffee maker. But could I leave the switch on and use an external (light) timer to turn it on automatically? Apr 30, 2013
Technically it should work. However, we haven't tried it yet for three reasons: 1. Leaving the grounds open to the air all night will decrease the flavor (more of a problem for real purists). 2. The coffee is better if one heats the carafe first with hot water. We're also concerned about the glass lined interior being exposed to near boiling water starting from room temperature--a few postings have commented on broken glass lining. We havent seen this frequently so it's a theoretical concern, but hey... 3. The heat will dissipate more quickly the longer the brewed coffee stands without replacing the filter housing with the insulated cap. Again, this is more of a theoretical concern, as we've found the carafe retains heat very well. We will probably try it once we get over our inertia and will post further when we do.
No - the coffee is in a thermal carafe. You put the lid on the carafe and it keeps coffee hot for a couple hours. At least that is the longest I have ever left coffee in it.
Just recieved this coffeemaker and brewed according to directions (7 grams coffee per cup) and the resulting brew is very weak. What's wrong? Nov 19, 2012
Same here. I had used a level scoop. Tried again with heaping scoops. Got very good.