BUNN Coffee Maker Reviews: A Look at the Brand Trusted by the Professional
No search for the perfect coffee maker would be complete without looking at the Bunn brand, the favorite of numerous restaurants and diners.
A Brief Peek at History
It’s a best-selling coffee maker brand among individual households as well and has been around for years. Bunn coffee maker reviews from consumers are excellent. The brand is known for its quality, and the brewers come in a variety of models.
BUNN’s Best-Selling Coffee Maker Models
BUNN Velocity Home Brewer
The BUNN Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer in black is a good example of a quality Bunn product.
It brews 4 to 10 cups of coffee in under 3 minutes. It may not stand as the fastest brewing time but it is one that is acceptable to most coffee drinkers. If you’re brewing in such quantity, I’m sure you have your coffee buddies with you. 3 minutes is not even sufficient to finish any hilarious or maybe serious conversation.
A brand new BUNN Velocity Brew set comes with a glass carafe and porcelain-covered warming plate. The stainless steel hot water tank heats the water to 200 degree Farenheit (95 degree Celsius), which is within the range of temperature considered best for coffee.
If you’ve done your homework right, you’ll probably find more happy owners than the contrary. Most of them who are happy with their BUNN velocity brew station raves about the superior flavor of the coffee.
But the good does not stop there. BUNN has established a solid reputation for manufacturing coffee machines that are reliable. The best evident is to look at the number of coffee shops and restaurants who have trusted BUNN coffee machines to make great coffee that will keep their customers happy.
The World is Imperfect. So does BUNN!
While we’ve earlier brought up BUNN’s reputation for their highly reliable coffee brewers, there has recently been few concerns that often pop up in many coffee maker reviews.
Quite a number of long-time owners of BUNN brewers have raised concerns about the durability of the newer models. Though rated as one of the best single serve coffee makers, BUNN MCU Single Cup brewing system is just one such example.
Mind you that these are people who have had their BUNN coffee makers lasted for a decade or more. I wouldn’t say their concerns are entirely baseless. It is true even for my case.
I ordered a BUNN velocity brewer about a year ago. The unit was meant for use in the office. Barely 3 months later, the machine failed and we had to contact the customer service.
Fortunately, almost all BUNN coffee brewers come with 3-years warranty. I wouldn’t rave at it. For someone who has had their last BUNN model for more than a decade, 3-years sound such a short time.
Anyway, I was greeted with excellent customer service and my replacement unit arrived about a week later.
If you ask me, will I defend those concerns raised by recent owners? I wouldn’t. But let’s look at it from another perspective.
Given China’s rise and the world dominated by China-made products, I think the issue of quality degradation is not exclusive to BUNN. But with the steep decline in end-product price, is it really reasonable to expect the same kind of quality as it was years ago? I think not.
I still remember the refrigerator and washing machine that my parents had at home. Each lasted for 15 years before they failed. But with the newer fridge and washing machines, you’d be lucky if it can pass the five year mark.
To cut a long story short, BUNN still promises one of the best quality excellence in today’s market. But no doubt it is slowly becoming a shadow of its former glory.
If the BUNN brand loyalty is still etched on you and you need a replacement for your ageing BUNN brewer, there is really nothing that stops you from getting another BUNN.
However, you need to accept that the world has changed and so does BUNN in terms of their quality. As with any product that contains China-made elements inside, we see prices have come down at the expense of quality.
But still, the 3-year warranty period that comes with every BUNN coffee machine may be among the best in the industry. 1-year is what you get with Cuisinart coffee makers. 2-years is what you get even with the best of the elites.
Consider your options carefully. Don’t be blindfolded by the nostalgic past.
If you ask me, it is still among the best brands that you can put your trust in.