The Bunn brand name brings to your home experience of over 50 years of making coffee machines for industrial use. As such, their home appliances are sturdy pieces of work with ergonomic designs that are handy and easy to use. Their appliances are absolutely no-frills to the point of being basic in their looks and concentrate solely on producing good quality beverages. The BUNN BX-D Velocity Brew 10-Cup Coffee Brewer possesses all of these attributes besides being a great coffee maker.
Once the unit has been plugged in and the reservoir has been filled with water, this device brews 10 steaming cups of coffee in just about three to four minutes. The quantity and duration is much like most of Bunn’s domestic use range. However, this appliance also belongs to the sub-set of special coffee makers that perform optimally even at high altitudes. The machine is simple and very user friendly. Devoid of too many operation controls or modes and options, it is a sturdy and durable kitchen aid.
The machine has no auto shut off option and hence you will have to keep an eye on the coffee brewing inside to make sure you turn it off at the right time. Also, it does not have too many programming options like other machines in the same price bracket. This is much in keeping with Bunn’s simplistic design ideas, but the appliance sure produces coffee with a superior quality taste.
What to watch out for
One of its downsides is the fact that the machine tends to overflow if you are not using it with the specific filters meant for Bunn coffee machines. This is an issue many users have pointed out and seems to be a pertinent point. The Bunn coffee filters are deeper than other ones available in the market, and likewise their devices are also designed to function optimally with these specific filters. While this is a slightly inflexible proposition, it should not prove to be too much of a hassle for the filters are easily available at most stores and online marketplaces.
The most distinguishing factor of this appliance is the special thermostat it is is equipped with that makes it suitable for use at altitudes of 4,000 feet or more. You may be wondering what’s so special about that. At higher altitudes, due to the reduced air pressure, water boils at considerably lower temperatures than it does on the plains. If the water is not properly heated, the resulting coffee brew won’t taste as good as it is supposed to. The thermostat thus compensates for this disparity and ensures that your coffee tastes great irrespective of where you are.
The machine also comes with a slow flow brew head that Bunn provides you for free. It is meant to extract more flavors out of your coffee for a more potent and stronger brew. But if you want your coffee faster, not stronger, you can choose not to use this fixture.
It comes at a reasonable price compared to most other coffee makers in the same category. Also, the price compensates for the fact that the machine does not provide as many bells and whistles as its more fancy counterparts.
Given Bunn’s reputation for producing durable machines, your coffee maker should last at least 8 years going by popular reviews from past users. And the company also provides a three-year warranty. You just need to watch out for the overflows if you are using a different filter and clean and descale the appliance from time to time to ensure it performs optimally and you are happy with your morning brew!