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Brazen 8 Cup Brewer by Behmor

by Behmor

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  • 8 cup Capacity
  • Variable Temperature Control
  • Full Saturation Water Dispersion Spray head
  • Pre-Soak Feature
  • Automatic Timer
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 17 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11 pounds
  • ASIN: B00A8ZFBM4
  • Item model number: GRT1001CM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,872 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

From Behmor, the company that makes the popular Behmor coffee roaster, the Brazen automatic 8 cup brewer allows control of brewing parameters such as brew temperature and altitude compensation. The Brazen has an auto timer to start brewing at any time of the day and when you find settings that you like, the Brazen saves them to use later. The water reservoir and carafe are both stainless steel. The Brazen has a pre-soak function to allow a small amount of hot water into the brew basket to pre-wet the coffee grounds. It comes with both a gold mesh filter basket and paper filters. Altitude Adjustment Manual Water Release Feature Reusable Gold-tone screen filter or a #10 basket filter Rated 1400w/ 120v/ 60hz 15 1/4" Tall x 9" Wide See Video at: www.behmor.com/brazen.php

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I use bottled water (not distilled).
J. B. Robert
You do not know if there is water in the reservoir without removing the lid.
Terry L. Kaeseberg
I have seen this same problem written of over and over.
York

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Rife on December 22, 2012
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The Brazen makes some interesting claims about temperature control which I went about verifying using a very accurate and responsive thermocouple. I was able to double-check the thermocouple's accuracy using the Brazen's own calibration cycle in which water is heated to a full boil. At sea level, where I'm located, water boils at exactly 212F and this was confirmed by the thermocouple probe placed into the reservoir during the calibration cycle. Next, I measured the water temperature in the water reservoir while the Brazen went though a normal brewing cycle. The measured brew temperature reported on the Brazen's display again agreed with my thermocouple reading within 1F. The next step was to measure the water temperature just as it emerged from the "shower head", which is located just below the water reservoir and just above the filter holder. To do this I had to remove the carafe and the filter holder so I could position my thermocouple probe right into one of the many small holes in the shower head. My thermocouple is small enough to be inserted right into one of the holes and still allow some water to flow out. That way the water does not have any possibility of being cooled by falling any distance in free air. I chose a hole located near to the middle of the head, which assured it would be one with a stream of hot water emerging during a brew cycle (more on this later). I was impressed that even from a cold start with the shower head at room temperature, the water temperature coming from this one hole in the shower head quickly (within a few seconds) reached within a few degrees F the brew temperature setting of the Brazen, in my case 205F. The control was not perfect, as the temperature did vary but it was never off by more than +1/-5 degrees F from the brew temperature setting.Read more ›
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Y. on December 12, 2012
I just received my Brazen and its the best drip machine I've owned. The fact that you can calibrate the machine to your altitude and then change the temps for different coffee's has come in quite handy. I would definitely recommend this machine to anyone who buys "fresh whole beans"(not stale beans sitting in a supermarket for months) and grinds them at home. I like the fact that I can also control the bloom on fresh roasted coffee that's only been a few days away from the roaster with the "pre-soak" feature. It takes a slight bit longer to brew a pot, but that's only due to the fact that it controls the temperature so well which is more than a fair trade. Great design on the shower head as well, as it completely/evenly showers all the grinds for even extraction.

The brew basket can be used with or without a filter, it just depends on how you like your coffee. If you like something a bit like a press pot, don't use a paper filter. If you do use a paper, grab a #10 even though it is an 8 cup. The #10 will fit the whole brew basket perfectly. I would definitely recommend this coffee maker to anyone. Pretty darn good price for all the features it has.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Neil AZ on February 1, 2013
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I've been using the Brazen for a few weeks now and have been very impressed with it so far. The really unique feature that no other automatic brewer has (to my knowledge) is the configurable pre-soak feature. Paradoxically, this is also the feature that potential buyers should ask themselves if they really need or not. Freshly roasted beans require pre-soaking in order to release gas for proper brewing, although pre-soaking also allows the coffee to "bloom" or expand so more flavor is extracted. Pre-soaking is most important for beans that have been roasted within the last few weeks (speaking from my own personal experience), so if you generally buy beans with an unknown roasting date you probably don't need to worry too much about pre-soaking. If that's the case, take a look at the Bonavita BV1800 and save yourself $50. The Bonavita is SCAA certified and looks like a great machine.

So why did I buy the Brazen? Specifically for the pre-soak feature, which the Bonavita doesn't have. The Brazen's pre-soak is user-configurable. I have mine set to 60 seconds, and coffee purists who are more discriminating than myself can fiddle with the pre-soak time to their heart's content. One demerit is that you have to go through the whole setup process to adjust pre-soak times. It's a quick and simple process, but I just leave it alone generally. If there were specific pre-soak buttons, I'd adjust my pre-soak time higher for the first couple days of a fresh roast, then down after a couple weeks.

Another great feature is the adjustable brewing temperature. I've tried ranges from 202-205. 205 is probably a touch high for brewing, but I like a really hot cup of coffee.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Terry L. Kaeseberg on March 27, 2013
I have had this machine for 5 months now and here is what I've found.
1) Be aware: You have to use filtered water that has mineral content below 100 ppm. Period... if you do not the machine will have to be descaled every 30 days or less (Phoenix water).
2) (problem fixed on newer machines/ update July 28,2013)If you are not careful when removing the carafe, it will catch the brew basket and dump hot grounds all over including your hands (my wife was scalded because of this).
3) The carafe dribbles. Average design.
4) When removing the filter basket after brewing, about an ounce or so of water will leak out from the distribution holes above and require cleanup of the base area.
5) It takes longer to make a pot of coffee than some other machines.
6) You do not know if there is water in the reservoir without removing the lid.
Summery: This is still a great coffee maker but purchase with the above in mind. The Behmor company will stand behind any repairs. Great customer service.

07/12/2014 UPDATE: We're on our third machine after having to have the other two replaced under warranty for a variety of reasons. The scalded wife is still very unhappy with this machine. Definitely NOT worth the money. Very bad design from every aspect. She wants her Cuisanart back!!!
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