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By our senior writer: Frederikke Poulsen

I've been wanting to write this piece for a long time. And now I finally get to write the in-depth review of the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker! I, Frederikke Poulsen, am used to write about coffee machines, because I have done so for years. You have hopefully seen my articles about the Norpro Stainless Steel Mezzuluna Chopper by Norpro and the OXO Good Grips Thermocouple Thermometer by OXO. I also did a big piece on the Original Bed Bug Blocker Zippered Mattress Cover Protector. So you might say I have the know-how to be writing about coffee machines. So naturally I was very happy when I got this coffee machine in the mail!

Introduction

I am really happy to finally be reviewing the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker and writing1 this review for you guys for I've been using Black coffee machines for over 8 years now and I was really excited when I found out they came out with the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker. Of course I looked where I can get it the cheapest, and I always find it on this website. This time it was the deal from Amazon (The deal can be bought here.) and I saw it was the best deal on the internet. So I didn't think twice and and ordered it there. Luckily for me at Amazon they had same day delivery and free shipping so I didn't have to wait long for my package to arive. When it did, I couldn't wait to open it and finally see my brand spanking new Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker. I immediately saw it had totally been worth the wait. On the chance of sounding quite a bit biassed being a longtime Black fan, this coffee machine really crushes its competitors, which you can feel immediately when opening the package. I feel like I know enough about the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker to write this review after testing it for a couple of days now. So keep reading and I will show you why I am so happy with my new Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker.

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Summary

When reviewing coffee machines I usually begin with a summary, then a compact list of the pros and cons of the coffee machine after which you can find the rating and my conclusion and resources. So as you can read in the intro, I am really amazed by the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker. Black has really set a new standard with this one. The durability is fantastic, and frankly; it just looks super. I know looks aren't deciding with coffee machines, but it just needs to be addressed. I mean the price Amazon offered was and is by far the lowest so make sure to check them out when you are going to get one. As I have tested some alternatives before, I will say none come close to the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker. Just the flexibility alone crumbles all competition and the quality also seems to be top notch. The famous customer service of Black2 is always very happy to help if you have any kind of questions so if you ever run in to something with their coffee machines they'll be really supple with helping you find a solution. So just to recap; only positive things to say about the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker. Do read till the end tho because you there is a tiny surprise!

Pros

The list of pros of this Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker is going to be much longer than the conslist and the description3 this site gives already lists them quite well. To quote just an excerpt: "
Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker:

  • 120V/60Hz/700W
  • Mainstays coffee maker includes a removable filter basket
  • Water level window
  • Keep-warm function
  • High-temperature carafe
  • Domestic carafe
  • No filter
  • Coffee temperature equal or above 77 degrees Celsius
".
  1. Mainstays Cup
  2. Maker
  3. Removable Filter BasketWater Level
  4. The quality is unmatched.
  5. The looks are stunning.
  6. The price of $8.88 is a bargain compared to the competition.
  7. Black is leading the market when it comes to coffee machines.
  8. The durability is great, so it's good for the environment.
  9. No other coffee machine coming out in this price range will be comparable for the coming months if not years.

Cons

I had a tough time thinking of cons for the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker. Better prices are of course always nice and I don't know if you actually need this luxurious quality4. That's a thing only you can figure out for yourself. However, the list:

  1. Maybe the aesthetics of the coffee machine are not your style.
  2. It's a premium coffee machine so chances are you don't need this abundance of quality.
  3. The Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker is loved by a lot of professionals so soon everybody will probably have one.

Best Black coffee machine in years

Rating

Considering the points above I can only conclude that the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker deserves 5 stars, 10/10 an A+++ and just overall praise5. I've read reviews by people saying that it's a little too perfect and that it doesn't leave room for the competition, but I don't really mind a nice monopoly. And Black sure is heading to become one with this coffee machine!

★★★★★

Verdict and Conclusion

In conclusion, my verdict is that the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker really will make your life more fun and just better altogether. (And did I mention the resale value6 of Black coffee machines?) I've done my utmost to view this thing from all possible angles in this piece but I see it sounds all very positive. So please read some more reviews, and you'll see that it's not me that is so enthusiast. So let me just say is that I fully, fully, recommend the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker for now and the future until Black will come up with its successor. And if you are still hesitating whether you want this new Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker. Amazon really has a great deal on it now. They have the Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker on sale HERE for the record low of $8.88. But enough reading. Just go get it and admire your very own, very new Mainstays 5-Cup Coffee Maker!

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The KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire Red (BCG111ER) really is great and here's why.

By our senior writer: Roméo Brun

I've been wanting to write this piece for a long time. And now I finally get to write the in-depth review of the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire! I, Roméo Brun, am used to write about coffee machines, because I have done so for years. You have hopefully seen my articles about the Bosch Oxygen Sensor, #15716 by Bosch and the Heath Zenith Six-Sided Aluminum Motion Security Light - White by Smart Home. I also did a big piece on the PHILIPS HUE STAND ALONE BRIDGE. So you might say I have the know-how to be writing about coffee machines. So naturally I was very happy when I got this coffee machine in the mail!

Introduction

Since 2012 I've been watching KitchenAid1 so I am really excited that I am finally able to try the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire and writing this review for you guys. While searching for the best deal on this coffee machine I stumbled across this offer on Amazon (You can buy it here.) and I immediately jumped on the opportunity. So I got my creditcard out and placed my order. With the standard same day delivery and free shipping it really is a bargain compared to the competitor brands and retailers. Later that day when my KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire was delivered I opened it and was overjoyed with what I saw. I might sound a bit biassed being a longtime KitchenAid customer but this coffee machine really steps it up quite a bit, which is immediately noticeable when opening the package. Now that I've been testing it for a couple of days now I feel like I know enough about the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire to write this review. So keep reading and I will show you why I am so enthusiastic about my brand new KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire.

Best KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire Red (BCG111ER) deal

Summary

When reviewing coffee machines I usually begin with a summary, then a compact list of the pros and cons of the coffee machine after which you can find the rating and my conclusion and resources. So as you can read in the intro, I am really amazed by the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire. KitchenAid has really set a new standard with this one. The durability is fantastic, and frankly; it just looks super. I know looks aren't deciding with coffee machines, but it just needs to be addressed. I mean the price Amazon offered was and is by far the lowest so make sure to check them out when you are going to get one. As I have tested some alternatives before, I will say none come close to the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire. Just the flexibility alone crumbles all competition and the quality also seems to be top notch. The famous customer service of KitchenAid2 is always very happy to help if you have any kind of questions so if you ever run in to something with their coffee machines they'll be really supple with helping you find a solution. So just to recap; only positive things to say about the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire Red (BCG111ER). Do read till the end tho because you there is a tiny surprise!

Pros

This pros list of the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire could be much longer, and is way longer than the conslist, but the description3 this site has will probably already say it all. Here is just a little piece: "

  • One-Touch Control - simply push down on the cover to begin grinding and release to stop
  • Stainless Steel Blade to quickly grind whole coffee beans for up to 12 cups of coffee
  • Removable 4-Oz. Stainless Steel Bowl with measurement markings on the inside
". So without further ado, this is the very much incomplete list:
  1. Blade
  2. Grinder Empire Red
  3. OneTouch Control Simply Push
  4. Cover
  5. Stainless Steel Bowl
  6. Measurement Markings
  7. Inside
  8. The amazing looks.
  9. The quality is great.
  10. It is everything it promises to be.
  11. $29.99 is just a steal comparing to the alternatives.
  12. There is no brand like KitchenAid when it comes to coffee machines.
  13. The durability is very nice, so better for the environment.
  14. In this price range, no other coffee machine coming out will be matching the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire for a long time to come.

Cons

When thinking of cons for the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire I had a way harder time. Sure, lower prices is always better4 and do you really need this premium quality? That's for yourself to decide. Here is the list:

  1. Maybe the way the coffee machine looks is not to your taste.
  2. It's a premium coffee machine so maybe you don't need this level of quality.
  3. The KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire is so popular that soon everybody will have one.

Best KitchenAid coffee machine in years

Rating

Considering the points above I can only conclude that the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire deserves 5 stars, 10/10 an A+++ and just overall praise5. I've read reviews by people saying that it's a little too perfect and that it doesn't leave room for the competition, but I don't really mind a nice monopoly. And KitchenAid sure is heading to become one with this coffee machine!

★★★★★

Verdict and Conclusion

This coffee machine really will make your life better and will make you a lot happier. (And I didn't even talk about the resale value6!) I've really done my best to be balanced in this article but it turned out to be so positive that I recommend you reading some other reviews, and you'll find out they will tell you the same goody goody story. So I can just say is that I fully recommend the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire Red (BCG111ER) to anyone in the market for it. And if you are still hesitating whether you need a new KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire. Amazon has really made the choice simple. They sell you the KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire HERE for the record low amount of $29.99. But enough talk. Just buy it and fall in love with your new KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder, Empire Red (BCG111ER)!

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