"The New KF7150BK from Braun is a very contemporary, stylish filter coffee machine with some great features."
The New KF7150BK from Braun is a very contemporary, stylish filter coffee machine with some great features. For example, an extra-large digital display and Braun’s Pure Flavor Brewing System. The KF7150BK creates simple drinks but does so very well, and at the cost of between $50 and $100 has everything you could ask for from an affordable, specialist coffee machine.
The KF7150BK has an impressive build quality which gives it longevity, and a cubic, contemporary design. It uses a black plastic and brushed stainless-steel combination finish to achieve its modern look. The accompanying glass carafe also has a chunky design with an insulating black plastic handle and brushed stainless steel band, which give the carafe the same stylish look. The user interface on this coffee machine consists firstly of a backlit, extra-large digital display with clear LED indicators, which makes it look sleek and professional.
There is also a simple, unobtrusive control panel which blends well with the digital display and is designed with the user in mind; using left-to-right readability. The only other button is a small, simple on/off switch. There is minimal branding on the Braun KF7150BK which also helps it to look simplistic. Braun have even included a useful 24-hour digital clock when the display is not in use. This coffee machine would be a great visual addition to any modern kitchen.
Despite the fact that the KF7150BK only creates filter coffee, Braun have made sure it does so very well with their Pure Flavor Brewing System. This system uses the perfect balance of temperature and time to create a brew which has consistent flavor from the start to the finish of the brewing process. Braun have also designed the glass carafe to have an innovative lid which seals in this flavor; making sure that none of it is lost on its way to you. Another way in which the KF7150BK protects the taste of its coffee is by including a charcoal water filter in the water reservoir, to make sure no contaminants can affect the taste of the water.
This coffee machine also has the option of increasing the strength of the brew if you prefer a stronger coffee. This is something that lots of people are starting to look out for in coffee machine reviews. Furthermore, there are also optional brew sizes, so you can choose from either a 1-4 cup or 12 cup brew size. This is handy as you can switch between your daily morning coffee size to a larger brew volume when you are entertaining. Finally, Braun have included a keep-warm-plate to make sure your brew stays at the perfect temperature for a while.
Ease of Use
Braun have made sure the KF7150BK is straightforward to use, with an extra-large digital display and clear LED indicators. They have also designed a basic control panel with buttons which have been cleverly positioned in the order in which you would press them. The only button other than those on the control is a very simple, on/off switch. The Braun KF7150BK has the very important feature of being programmable. This means that you can set the coffee machine to switch itself on and off at set times, therefore minimizing its environmental impact. You can also programme the KF7150BK 24 hours in advance so that it starts the brewing process in time to finish when you are ready for your first morning cup of coffee, which is really handy.
Another innovative feature that Braun have included in the KF7150BK is their Anti-Drip system, which collects any condensation that forms during the brewing process and recycles it back into the machine. This stops your coffee machine from creating a mess on your kitchen countertop. Furthermore, you can stop the brewing process midway through to sneak a cup of coffee if you’re feeling impatient. The keep-warm-plate is also a time-saving device as it saves you from having to keep re-making coffee, by keeping each brew warm for a long time. When it comes to maintaining the Braun KF7150BK, all of its removable parts are dishwasher-proof which makes life a lot easier. Also, the machine gives a warning light when it needs to be de-scaled. The de-scaling process is explained in simple terms in the instruction manual which is included with the device.
Braun have designed a stylish filter coffee machine with a matching, highly functioning carafe. There are a range of other impressive features in the KF7150BK such as the fact you can programme it 24 hours in advance and a keep warm plate that makes the most of your top-quality coffee. There are no options to make additional luxury drinks like cappuccinos or hot chocolates, however this means that Braun have been able to focus on creating a top-quality filter coffee machine.