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My Cuisinart stopped working after a good 7-8 years so was in need of a new coffee maker. Heard a lot about Technivorm and its quality so went with the KBT with the SS carafe.

After a few weeks here are some pros/cons I have noticed:

  1. The machine is very simple to operate and to clean up afterwards. Super quiet too when brewing.
  2. The coffee doesn’t seem as strong using similar type/amount of coffee and water from my old drip brewer. But the coffee is very smooth for drinking. I may need to tinker with the coffee and amount used. I do use the slower brew setting where the water comes out of the basket at half the normal speed. After the brew the water appears to concentrate in the center of the basket. All of the grounds are wet, but most are pushed high up on the sides of the filter basket. Not sure how much contact there is.
  3. The temp of the coffee seems a little cooler than normal coffee makers. I add cream to my coffee so that also cools it down, and speeds up the cooling process. But I feel like I need to drink my cup faster than usual to keep it hot.
  4. My biggest issue is with the SS carafe. It doesn’t keep the coffee hot for very long. I almost brew a full pot and after 30 minutes, the temp drop is noticeable. And the other issue on the carafe is when pouring out of it, the coffee always splashes out of the mug as it gets near the top. The carafe has a longer stem in the middle to aid in mixing the coffee while brewing, but this seems to create coffee coming out of the top while pouring at different speeds. Creates a small mess with coffee drops always hitting the counter. This just wasn’t something I expected.

Anyway, its a solid machine and brews smooth coffee. I just wish I would have gone with the glass carafe and heating plate. I may try to swap it out at Williams Sonoma.

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Looking for the cheapest machine with the quality and longevity of the sette 270. What should I buy?

E. I should mention that I only have experience with the nicer of the 2 bodum bistro for aeropress and the built in grinder of the barista express. The BE grinder is dying after just 3 short years. I don’t want to buy another grinder for 10 years.

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There seems to be a common problem with Breville BES870XL machines not automatically stopping the extraction when pressing the 1 or 2 cup buttons. The machine will pump water until the cup is overflowed and/or the unit runs out of water (or you press the button to manually stop it).

The solution to this problem was the flow meter. If you are handy you can inspect it with a phillips screwdriver, 2 very small tie straps and a pair of wire cutters. I removed the rear cover, cut the tie straps holding the 2 hoses on and got access to the flow meter. Opened it up (twist top), cleaned it out then reassembled. This solved the problem. If this doesn’t solve the problem you may have to replace the flow meter ($20) and if that still doesn’t solve the problem I guess there could be an issue with the board.

I could never find a posted solution to this common issue so am posting it here. It took me about 35 minutes start to finish and solved the issue. Good luck!

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My Cuisinart stopped working after a good 7-8 years so was in need of a new coffee maker. Heard a lot about Technivorm and its quality so went with the KBT with the SS carafe.

After a few weeks here are some pros/cons I have noticed:

  1. The machine is very simple to operate and to clean up afterwards. Super quiet too when brewing.
  2. The coffee doesn’t seem as strong using similar type/amount of coffee and water from my old drip brewer. But the coffee is very smooth for drinking. I may need to tinker with the coffee and amount used. I do use the slower brew setting where the water comes out of the basket at half the normal speed. After the brew the water appears to concentrate in the center of the basket. All of the grounds are wet, but most are pushed high up on the sides of the filter basket. Not sure how much contact there is.
  3. The temp of the coffee seems a little cooler than normal coffee makers. I add cream to my coffee so that also cools it down, and speeds up the cooling process. But I feel like I need to drink my cup faster than usual to keep it hot.
  4. My biggest issue is with the SS carafe. It doesn’t keep the coffee hot for very long. I almost brew a full pot and after 30 minutes, the temp drop is noticeable. And the other issue on the carafe is when pouring out of it, the coffee always splashes out of the mug as it gets near the top. The carafe has a longer stem in the middle to aid in mixing the coffee while brewing, but this seems to create coffee coming out of the top while pouring at different speeds. Creates a small mess with coffee drops always hitting the counter. This just wasn’t something I expected.

Anyway, its a solid machine and brews smooth coffee. I just wish I would have gone with the glass carafe and heating plate. I may try to swap it out at Williams Sonoma.

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Looking for the cheapest machine with the quality and longevity of the sette 270. What should I buy?

E. I should mention that I only have experience with the nicer of the 2 bodum bistro for aeropress and the built in grinder of the barista express. The BE grinder is dying after just 3 short years. I don’t want to buy another grinder for 10 years.

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Hi all, I really don’t even know where to start this. Right now I just have a coffee machine where I put in preground beans and add water and click the button and it pours out coffee. I guess what I’m honestly looking for is what the next step would be to improve my experience of drinking coffee. Buying higher quality grounds? Getting an espresso machine? Etc. Any help you guys could give me is great, thanks.

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i see those posts about coffee drinkers vs tea drinkers vs soda drinkers and like i cry-laugh, cos i drink all three. and sometimes in the same day. and i feel especially powerful. you fools squabble over such minor trifles, sitting on your garish thrones, so protective over what little you have. i have transcended this mortal body. how do i get back. help. i am ripping through the planes of existence at faster-than-light speed. i may have had too much caffeine. maybe the solution is more caffeine. sleep is a construct.

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Hi all, I really don’t even know where to start this. Right now I just have a coffee machine where I put in preground beans and add water and click the button and it pours out coffee. I guess what I’m honestly looking for is what the next step would be to improve my experience of drinking coffee. Buying higher quality grounds? Getting an espresso machine? Etc. Any help you guys could give me is great, thanks.

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There seems to be a common problem with Breville BES870XL machines not automatically stopping the extraction when pressing the 1 or 2 cup buttons. The machine will pump water until the cup is overflowed and/or the unit runs out of water (or you press the button to manually stop it).

The solution to this problem was the flow meter. If you are handy you can inspect it with a phillips screwdriver, 2 very small tie straps and a pair of wire cutters. I removed the rear cover, cut the tie straps holding the 2 hoses on and got access to the flow meter. Opened it up (twist top), cleaned it out then reassembled. This solved the problem. If this doesn’t solve the problem you may have to replace the flow meter ($20) and if that still doesn’t solve the problem I guess there could be an issue with the board.

I could never find a posted solution to this common issue so am posting it here. It took me about 35 minutes start to finish and solved the issue. Good luck!

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Hello all.

Are other Timemore Slim owners noticing a lot of static in the base of the unit? I’m getting between .1 and .3 a gram left behind. I have been using the Hoffman wet spoon trick, but I’m still having to do a ton of brushing. Are there other tips and tricks for fixing this issue with this grinder in particular?

Thank you.

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