BUNN Coffee Maker Reviews – Learn All About the Best Options

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BUNN coffee maker reviews aren’t few and far between, and that’s because BUNN products are such a big name in the coffee industry.

They have been testing out their coffee makers for over 40 years in the restaurant industry so as to continue to bring you the best of the best coffee makers for your home and office.

With so many machines out there though, it can be difficult to decide which is the best BUNN coffee maker for home use or to meet your office’s needs.

To help solve that problem, we've reviewed what we feel are the absolute greatest BUNN coffee makers of all time.

For a quick look at the machines that made it on to our shortlist, check out the table below.

​Quick comparison: Bunn coffee maker reviews

BUNN Coffee Maker

Features we love

Rating​

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BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer

- Carafe keeps coffee
warm for up to 2 hours
- Comes with a 3-year
limited warranty
- Water is heated to 200 degrees
- Makes coffee quickly

BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black

- Brews in 3 minutes or less
- Makes 4 to 10 cups at a time
- Comes with BUNN filters
- Made in the USA

BUNN BXB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black


- Drip-free carafe doesn't
make a mess
- Lighted on/off switch
- Easy to clean
- Allows you to make as little
or as much as desired per brew

BUNN NHS Velocity
Brew 10-Cup Home
Coffee Brewer

- Even water sprayer
allows for superior flavor
- Brews pot quickly
- Redesigned swivel shut lid
- Includes easy-to-follow instructions

BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer

- Compatible with K-Cups, loose grinds, and more
- Accommodates most
size travel mugs
- Makes coffee at an ideal temperature
- Works quickly

BUNN 12-Cup Pour 0ver Commercial Coffee Brewer with Upper and Lower Warmers and Two Glass Decanters

- Brews 3.8 gallons per hour
- Portable and requires no plumbing
- Brews a pot in 2 minutes
- Built to last

BUNN Pour Over Coffee Brewer with 1 Warmer

- Completely portable and
requires no plumbing
- Brews 3.8 gallons of
coffee per hour
- Has SplashGuard to keep
liquids away from hands 
- Completely constructed out of stainless steel

Tilt that last drip of coffee out of your cups and into your mouths, guys. It’s time to dig deep into some product research so that you can find the machine to best fit your needs.

BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer

This at-home coffee brewer has the same quality we all know and love from our restaurant coffee experiences. It brews up to ten cups and does so in a small period of time just under three minutes.

Coffee is extracted and evenly sprayed into the carafe for optimum flavor. This machine features a double wall thermal carafe to not only keep coffee warm for up to two hours, but to also keep the pot in a durable condition even through dishwasher usage.

It’s assembled in the United States, and it comes with a 3-year warranty.

Pros

  • Large amount of coffee in a short amount of time​
  • Keeps brew hot and fresh for up to two hours
  • Durable stainless steel material throughout the machine

Cons

  • ​Smells like burnt plastic when brewing
  • Coffee may dribble out of the machine when carafe is not in place
  • Doesn’t keep coffee as hot as some people would like

BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer

This home brewer is a huge step up from average BUNN coffee makers.

This is a fast-acting BUNN which covers the issue of coffee leakage while pouring. BUNN fixed the problem with a new “Pour-o-Matic” drip-free glass decanter, which is a huge advantage for most people.

The BUNN coffee maker parts added to this model put it above other models in a way you have to see to fully appreciate. As with other models, this BUNN ensures an overall flavor greatness by slowly extracting flavor from the beans with a showerhead-like spray.

It makes up to ten cups of delicious coffee in just three minutes and is sure to be a favorite in any household.

Pros

  • Makes coffee fast and flavorful​
  • No dripping when coffee is being poured
  • Quieter than some machines

Cons

  • ​Over time, leaks may happen around the base
  • Overflows when extra-tall BUNN filters aren’t used
  • Machine size is rather large and bulky

BUNN BXB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer

Similar to the BUNN GRB version, this machine is fast-acting and ensures that you get a drip-free pour each and every time.

In under three minutes, you can have up to ten cups of coffee waiting for your drinking pleasure. This machine offers rich tasting coffee because of the flavor extraction technique it uses through the brewing process.

The stainless steel water tank keeps water at 200 degrees, the optimal temperature for brewing coffee so that you can have a fresh espresso drink any time you want. No need for an automatic timer!

It comes with a three-year warranty should anything go wrong, but many users say this model lasts for years past the end of that period of time.

Pros

  • ​Drip-free glass decanter
  • Keeps water hot at all times so there’s no need for an automatic timer
  • Oftentimes lasts for years

Cons

  • Older models of machine may last longer​
  • Leaking water may occur after long-term use
  • If the pot isn’t centered perfectly, coffee may leak around the machine

BUNN NHS Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer

This particular machine is great for those homes and offices that require a lot of coffee at once. It provides a 50-ounce batch, or about ten cups in a quick manor.

The stainless steel accents make for a unique look, as well as the ability to keep water hot for a two-hour period of time.

A feature not seen in many other models includes the swivel lid, which makes it easy to add more water. Within three minutes or so, this machine creates a delicious brew for you to enjoy.

With this model and other BUNN models, customer service is great, so should you ever have problems with your machine, they will fix the issue right away.

Pros

  • ​Large batches of coffee can be made with this machine
  • Unique look
  • Swivel lid for ease of water pouring

Cons

  • Smells like burnt plastic for the first few uses​
  • Pot may be a little thinner than other brands
  • Outside of unit can be hot to the touch

BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer

If you love BUNN but don’t want a coffee maker that makes more than a single serving, this model is the machine for you. It provides the same quickness other BUNN machines provide but for just a single serving of 4-14 ounces. In fact, it takes just about a minute for the full amount to brew. Talk about lightning fast!

Also, it includes the ability to use K-Cups so that you don’t have to worry about filling filters with the right amount of coffee grinds – it’s all done for you with the prefilled cups.

The drain tray is removable to fit the average-sized travel cup, so you can use almost any cup or mug that fits your needs.

Pros

  • 4 interchangeable, front-loading drawers so that you can brew how you want​
  • Single-serving for those who don’t want a lot of coffee made at once
  • Ease of use with K-Cups and other similar prefilled cups

Cons

  • ​The single-use pods this machine uses can be more expensive than the average grind regular machines use
  • Tends to be noisy and vibrates during use
  • Pouring water into the machine is a little difficult, resulting in occasional spillage

BUNN 12-Cup Pour Over Commercial Coffee Brewer 

In an office setting, or a setting where a lot of coffee is to be had, this machine is your best bet. It is by far the best coffee maker for this type of environment and it comes at a great price, offering the ability to create up to 3.8 gallons of coffee per hour. That’s a lot of coffee!

Though the outside of the machine is mostly black, the inside is stainless steel to evenly heat your coffee and provide the best flavor possible quickly.

It comes with two glass decanters for easy transfer of coffee to multiple cups and the splashguard funnel directs any splashed coffee away from hands to keep burns at a minimum. The machine is high quality and even features copper piping.

Pros

  • High quality materials, such as the copper piping​
  • Commercial grade for lots of coffee fast
  • Two glass decanters instead of a single decanter, with easy and safe pouring

Cons

  • Machine doesn’t filter the water​
  • Leaking can occur, potentially ruining wood surfaces
  • Gets louder with time

BUNN Pour Over Coffee Brewer with 1 Warmer

Another great machine for an office setting, or a setting where a lot of coffee is needed at once is this BUNN model, because it produces a massive 3.8 gallons in just an hour. Because you can choose how much to brew with this machine, you can have a cup of coffee in as little as two minutes should you choose to do a smaller batch.

The great thing about this machine is that it’s totally portable so you can take it where ever needed.

The pour over system requires no plumbing and also helps prevent coffee splashes.

Pros

  • Produces a lot of coffee quickly in a commercial setting​
  • No plumbing required, so it’s totally portable
  • Coffee splashes are generally all prevented with the splash guard

Cons

  • This machine is quite large and takes up a lot of counter space​
  • Uses a lot of electricity and can be expensive to run
  • Can be louder than other machines

BUNN is a well-known name and we believe every household should own at least one coffee maker made by them. They are simple to use, and you can learn how to work a BUNN coffee maker in no time.

If, after reading these reviews, you're not convinced, don't miss our list of top coffee makers machines under $50 and also under $100

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About the Author

It was 3 a.m. at a roadside diner when Jack Riordan took his first sip of coffee, a bottom-of-the-carafe brew he swigged black, without sugar. At the time, he was a junior in high school trying to impress a college girl. He has long forgotten the girl, but not the coffee. He currently lives in Seattle where the rain always smells like roasted beans.

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