Welcome to the Bunn STX review. I’m a huge fan of thermal coffee makers so I’ve gotta say right off the bat, that the Bunn STX coffee maker has an advantage. However, sometimes thermal carafes for coffee are not the best as they don’t live up to their expectations. But first let me tell you why I’m a fan of the coffee maker with thermal carafe. Primarily because they a) don’t break as easily or at all like the glass coffee carafes do, and they don’t burn your coffee as quickly as glass carafes do on the coffee pot hot plate.
Okay, so how does this cheap Bunn coffee maker do as a thermal coffee maker. Well, Bunn coffee makers are a very well known brand and have obtained that image due to their reliability. This is the case here, although coffee makers are generally pretty simple machines that should last a while anyway, though sadly most don’t. For my purposes, I’d sooner have a 12 cup thermal carafe coffee maker, but you can get by with this Bunn 10 cup coffee maker thermal carafe if you don’t entertain too often. No matter, you could I suppose brew a second pot and to be honest, it is hard to find a 12 cup thermal carafe coffee maker. Due to the design and insulation of the double wall, 10 cup carafes that are thermal seem to be most common.
Bunn home coffee machines generally offer terrific features and this Bunn home coffee maker is no different. One of the most admirable features that I like about the Bunn STX thermal carafe coffee maker is its internal thermostat. This keeps the water at a nice and toasty 200 degrees so that when you are ready to brew your coffee, the shower head sprays the beans quickly and thoroughly, saturating the ground coffee beans and extracting the perfect flavor from the coffee that can be extracted. Within 3 to 4 minutes you have delicious, hot coffee ready to enjoy. This quick flavor extraction from using hot water does make a difference in the flavor profile, for the better.
Here are just some of the many features of the Bunn STX 10 cup coffee maker:
- Patented Bunn brewing system designed in a very sleek and modern package
- Brewing is fast and completed within 4 minutes for best flavor extraction
- Stainless steel reservoir with internal thermostat keeps water hot and ready
- Stainless steel vacuum insulated thermal carafe for hours of fresh hot coffee
- Industry leading 3 year warranty from the reliable Bunn brand
The size of the carafe as with most coffee maker manufacturers is based on 5 ounce cups. So you get 50 ounces of fresh, hot coffee in around 3 minutes. For me, that is about 3 or 4 mugs of coffee :). The Bunn STX is not a programmable coffee maker, but this is not necessarily a drawback considering how fast this Bunn home coffee machine brews. If you’ve never had fast brewed coffee from pre-heated water you’re in for a treat. But be forewarned, you won’t be able to turn back!
Here is what one satisfied customer had to say about their Bunn STX thermal carafe coffee brewer:
OMG- FINALLY THE PERFECT COFFEEMAKER!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could. Perfect coffee everytime in 3 minutes. It looks so sleek and modern and it’s very well made- the carafe is heavy duty and the basket for the grounds is much thicker and heavier than normal. I would recommend it to anyone. – R.N.