To select a coffee maker that will produce delicious and flavorful beverages, the type of materials used for its body, water reservoir and filter basket are critical components. Stainless steel is an ideal material choice as it can withstand boiling temperatures without leaching harmful chemicals into drinking water – such as BPA – which has been known to disrupt endocrine system function and organ development in children while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
If you want a coffee maker that does not contain plastic, consider one made out of stainless steel or glass. Both materials offer environmental advantages by being durable against heat and corrosion while glass adds beauty. A great example of a plastic-free and eco-friendly brewing experience would be the Chemex pour-over set which includes both. With its glass carafe and wooden collar design, brewing your beverage won’t taste plasticy at all!
A stainless steel French press coffeemaker offers durable and stylish brewing experience without plastic waste. These models usually feature glass bodies with stainless steel plungers to separate grounds from liquid for optimal brewing results. Available sizes for these coffeemakers range from 3-cup, 6-cup and 10-cup models (although 10-cup isn’t quite equivalent to one typical cup).
Are You Searching For an More Versatile Coffee Maker? Consider an AeroPress (Amazon). This model is constructed of durable BPA-free plastic and contains a reusable medical grade stainless steel filter; thus providing the user with enough materials to brew traditional, espresso-style and tea beverages all with one device.
Bunn VP17-1SS coffee makers (available on Amazon) use stainless steel components, eliminating plastic in their water reservoir and filters. These consumer versions of Bunn’s commercial machines come equipped with metal decanters and stainless steel funnel assemblies for simple setup in any kitchen environment.
Alternatives to coffee makers with no plastic are brewing methods like French Press and Insulated Tumbler, which utilize steeping methods similar to drip brew but may take more time and effort than automated drip machines.