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Chemex Ottomatic 2.0

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Chemex Ottomatic 2.0

Updated: Jul. 20, 2018

Ranked 10th of 10 coffee makers with a Quid Score of 64.

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Chemex Ottomatic 2.0

Ranked 10th of 10 coffee makers with a Quid Score of 64.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 10th overall.

Key Information
  • Controls: 2-stage power switch
  • Brew Time: N/A
  • Cup Capacity: Fits all 5, 6, and 8 cup Chemex coffeemakers
  • Programmable: No
  • Dishwasher Safe Materials: None
Product Specifications
  • Dimensions: 7.5 W x 11 D x 11.5 H
  • Drip Spout: “Greedy Cup” Sprayhead Technology - visit brand website for more details
  • Color Options: N/A
  • Filter Basket: CHEMEX® Bonded Filters
  • Warming Plate: Yes - auto-deactivates after 30 minutes to prevent burning
  • Heater Wattage: 1000W
  • Additional Info: Iced coffee mode
  • Carafe Material: Glass
  • Standout Features: Automatic pre-infusion blooms coffee
  • Temperature Range: 197.6F-204.8F
  • Adjustable Settings: Hot or iced coffee

Expert Rating: 73%

Ranks 9th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 73%

Ranks 9th among competitors.

Experts say this model brews a smooth and delicious cup of coffee. It is expensive compared to other automatic drip machines, while the carafe is awkwardly shaped for pouring.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Ease of Use - Above average
  • Speed - Below average
  • Customizability - Below average
  • Brew Quality - Above average
  • Appearance - Average
  • Cleaning Convenience - Average
Notable Positives
  • Easy to use
  • Brews delicious coffee
  • 30 minute automatic shutoff
  • Iced coffee option
  • Chemex filter removes sludge for an exceptionally pure brew
Notable Negatives
  • No markings on carafe
  • Overpriced
  • Cheap-looking plastic components
  • Carafe is difficult to pour
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Ease of Use - Above average
  • Speed - Below average
  • Customizability - Below average
  • Brew Quality - Above average
  • Appearance - Average
  • Cleaning Convenience - Average

Customer Rating: 64%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 64%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

There are few customer reviews for this machine. Customers note that it produces an excellent cup of coffee but is expensive compared to other automatic drip devices.

Ideal for people:

Fans of the Chemex pour-over method who want an automated option; iced coffee drinkers.

Not ideal for people:

Those looking for a low-budget, programmable coffee maker.

Notable Pros:
  • Brews delicious coffee
  • Sleek design
  • Innovative technology mimics pour-over method
Notable Cons:
  • No customization options
  • No programmability
  • Overpriced
  • Warming plate doesn’t keep coffee hot enough

Brand Score: 90%

Ranks 3rd among competitors.

Brand Score: 90%

Ranks 3rd among competitors.

The family-owned Chemex Corporation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the iconic Chemex coffeemaker, originally designed in 1941. In addition to the glass carafe, the brand manufactures devices and accessories for at-home brewing, including an automatic pour-over machine.

Heritage - 5/5

German-born chemist Dr. Peter Schlumbohm created the original Chemex coffeemaker in 1941, shortly after immigrating to New York City. The simple, borosilicate glass design fastened with a wood tie was displayed at MoMA NY as one of the best-designed products in 1943. The Illinois Institute of Technology selected it as one of the 100 best-designed products of modern times. Chemex Corporation, founded in 1980, carries on Dr. Schlumbohm's legacy by manufacturing coffee makers, bonded filters, handblown water kettles, and accessories for worldwide distribution.

Innovation - 4/5

Why mess with a good thing? The Chemex Corporation stayed true to Dr. Schlumbohm's original Chemex carafe design, only adding accessories and supporting devices to the brand's product catalog. Chemex engineered double-bonded filter papers that remove impurities, oils, and bitter elements to brew a pure cup of coffee.

Reliability - 5/5

The Chemex customer service department can be contacted by phone, email, or fax. The website has a detailed FAQ's page and Education section with brewing tips, filter usage guidelines, and device-specific product care information.

Social Good - 3/5

Chemex has yet to engage in any philanthropic initiatives.

Relevance - 5/5

Chemex is popular on Instagram, where it regrams user-generated art and photography of Chemex products. It also promotes new products and shares information about brand partnerships and coffee-related events and celebrations.

Retail: Best Price $300.00

Ranks 9th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $300.00

Ranks 9th in value among competitors.

Chemex offers a 1-year limited warranty. Customers can return or exchange products purchased directly from Chemex within 30 days after receiving them.

Best Purchase Options
Chemex - $300.00
Other Purchase Options
Crate and Barrel - $350.00
Best Purchase Option
Chemex - $300.00
Other Purchase Options
Crate and Barrel - $350.00

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