A dual coffee maker most frequently refers to a type of "double" automatic drip coffee maker.
A double pot coffee maker goes a long way toward keeping the peace in a household or office where preferences differ - where some like caffeinated and some need decaf, or some prefer a mild brew and others a bold, dark roast.
You get the flexibility of having two separate brewers, without sacrificing the countertop real estate that two individual appliances would occupy.
|a dual carafe coffee maker|
|Kitchen Selectives Dual Carafe Coffee Maker #CM-202|
|Consumer Rating:||4.5 out of 5|
|Overall Opinion:||Owners like it|
|Price Range:||$50 to $100|
|Krups Duo Thek Dual Carafe Coffee Maker #324|
|Consumer Rating:||3.1 out of 5|
|Overall Opinion:||Owners don't like it|
|Price Range:||Over $200|
The dual coffee makers in today's market use the same brew method as a regular automatic drip machines.
Dual pot brewers share some internal mechanics, but have all the separate components necessary to be able to brew two different batches either independently or simultaneously.
Like many toasters, some dual carafe machines designate which side is to be used when just brewing one batch.
So, using one side or both, the brew steps are the same as in a single automatic drip coffee maker:
|A dual coffee maker allows you to brew two different varieties at one time. Great for households where coffee preferences differ, and dinner parties. Just a few of the possible combinations:|
|regular coffee and decaf|
|coffee and tea|
|coffee and hot water|
|regular coffee and flavored coffee|
|mild roast coffee and dark roast coffee|
|Prevents flavor contamination that occurs from using a single machine to brew two varieties in succession.|
|Dual pot coffee makers are good for large groups. Both pots can brew simultaneously, so everyone can have a first serving without waiting on a second batch.|
|Never an empty pot. You don't have to wait for a pot to empty before brewing the next.|
|For some consumers, the fact that a dual carafe brewer only uses one electrical outlet is a big plus (as opposed to running two separate machines, using two outlets.)|
|The limited selection of dual coffee pots is the biggest drawback for those who want them. Both DeLonghi and Gevalia used to offer dual models, but have discontinued them.|
|The typical complaints about the extraction process of automatic drip brewers apply here: water temperature not hot enough, wrong extraction length, etc.|
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