March 8, 2006

First Impressions: Grindmaster GPOD PrecisionBrew Single Cup Brewing System

Img 2301We primed and fired up the Grindmaster PrecisionBrew Single Cup Brewing System yesterday and proceeded to sample the various cups of coffee using a variety of coffee pods. This machine will take 7-10 gram coffee pods and so far the coffee produced has been quite good.

We're really impressed with the footprint of the brewer along with the quality you feel right away. Many of the brewers we've tested are just too big for our tastes but this machine is dead on for size. It just feels right.

Img 2305-1We're also quite impressed with the controls and the simplicity of making a decent cup of coffee by using the patented Grindmaster PrecisionBrew brew strength control. When we reviewed the earlier commercial Grindmaster brewer we enjoyed these features but we think the simplicity of this machine and adjusting the brew strength is much easier along with the interrupt brewing feature of the new GPOD allows for a variable cup size without the fuss of changing the machine settings.

One of the things we like right away is the light on the brew button. It can turn Green for ready to brew, Aqua flashes for - "Hey I need WATER", Red light for warming up, Purple light for first priming the machine, and Yellow when the coffee pod brew chamber is not closed properly. Good stuff and easy to remember after a couple of attempts at brewing.

The machine also comes preset at 197 degrees F and so far the coffee produced has been piping hot and when tested at this temperature. We're also not getting any plastic taste or other unpleasantries out of the box and with initial brewing. The cup volume is a solid 8-8.5 ounces depending on the size of the pod we've used. The coffee pod will eat up a good ounce of water producing a cup around that size.

We'll have more as we discover the features of the new Grindmaster PrecisionBrew Single Cup Brewing System.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at March 8, 2006 8:07 AM
Recent Comments

Is this machine ok in high altitude areas?

Posted by: Vicki at May 29, 2009 8:53 AM

I found it for 149.00 at Coffeewiz. Says its in stock. I am waiting for the full review but it sounds like a winner to me.

Posted by: Michael at March 9, 2006 7:10 PM

Was just getting the credit card out to order a Bunn, when I saw this....... Google didnt come up with anything. As posted by someone else, comments on price and availability?

Posted by: Mark at March 9, 2006 1:54 PM

Actually, the Grindmaster OPOD model also lets you easily stop a brew early. Just press the brew button again. -Darryl

Posted by: Darrylr at March 9, 2006 4:31 AM

Thanx for the "First Imptessions" review. Sounds like you are liking the brewer so far. Cant wait for the final verdict. My mouse pointer is hovering above the Coffeewiz's ADD TO CART button as we speak.

Posted by: Michael at March 8, 2006 9:36 PM

Anything on price and availability?

Posted by: Stan C at March 8, 2006 3:35 PM

That's me both being messy and not using the cup stand as I was making travel mug sized and others. I'll give a full run down soon.

Posted by: Jay Brewer at March 8, 2006 2:28 PM

The picture of the control buttons has drops of liquid all over it. Did you guys drop water on it when filling, or is the machine splasshing a lot in shallower mugs?

Posted by: joe at March 8, 2006 1:49 PM
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