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Bunn Velocity Brew BXB

*Est. $100
Reviewed
September 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Bunn Velocity Brew BXB

Pros
  • Stainless-steel internal hot-water tank
  • Fast brew times
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • No automatic shut-off
  • Not programmable
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While it's not programmable, the Bunn Velocity Brew BXB brews a full 10-cup pot of coffee in three minutes or less, thanks to its stainless-steel internal water tank designed to keep water at the ideal temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit for faster brewing. Reviews say the Bunn is extremely durable and can last for decades, although some wish it had an automatic shut-off feature for safety.

Performance

Fast operation and flavorful coffee. The Bunn BXB is a very simple coffee maker without many programming features. In fact, programming is limited to an on/off switch and a vacation switch that allows users to turn off the water tank. Typically, when this coffee maker is plugged in, it maintains the temperature of the water in the reservoir at 200 degrees Fahrenheit allowing it to brew a full 10-cup pot of coffee within three minutes.

The constant 200-degree water temperature also contributes to the exceptional taste of the coffee this machine produces. The ideal brewing temperature of coffee to obtain the richest flavor from coffee grounds without over-extracting is between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit, the Bunn always brews at just the right temperature for the ideal taste.

Ease of use

Easy to use and clean. The Bunn Velocity Brew BXB is both easy to use and clean, according to owners posting reviews to sites like Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Viewpoints.com. Because it doesn't have any programming options, using it is as easy as filling the basket and turning it on for a full pot of coffee in three minutes or less.

It doesn't have an automatic shut-off function, so it's important for users to remember to turn it off after use. And if you'll be gone for long periods of time, turn the water reservoir to vacation mode, which stops the continuous heating mechanism from maintaining the constant water temperature. Doing so means the first use upon returning will take longer than the standard three minutes.

Appearance

Sturdy and durable, with a modern look. While the Bunn BXB doesn't necessarily make a fashion statement, owners don't complain about its appearance, which looks modern thanks to its stainless-steel water reservoir and black housing. Durability is one of the biggest advantages to this coffee maker, with some owners saying they've owned this model for decades, and there are few complaints of malfunctioning units among reviewers.

The bottom line

A simple design but superior taste. The Bunn Velocity Brew BXB doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it has the features that are important for a great-tasting cup of joe: fast brew times and optimal brew temperature. But if you're looking for a coffee maker that has advanced features, such as automatic shut-off and 24-hour programming, the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 (*Est. $80) is a better choice.

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Our Sources

1. Viewpoints.com

Good Nearly 120 users have rated the Bunn Velocity Brew BXB, granting it a score of 92 out of a possible 100. Owners say it's easy to use and clean and brews a great-tasting pot of coffee in three minutes or less.

Review: Bunn 10-Cup Home Coffee Maker BXB / BXWD Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of September 2011

2. Walmart.com

Good The Bunn BXB earns a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 in more than 120 owner-written reviews at Walmart.com. Owners say it makes amazing coffee and will last for years.

Review: Bunn Classic 10-Cup Commercial Style Coffee Brewer - Black, Contributors to Walmart.com

3. Amazon.com

Good Nearly 90 owners comment on the Bunn Velocity Brew BXB, which earns a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5. Owners say it brews a full pot of piping hot coffee in about three minutes. On the downside, some say they wish it had an automatic shut-off feature.

Review: Bunn BXB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black, Contributors to Amazon.com

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