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Published on March 25th, 2016 | by Greg


Shine On: Electrolux Expressionist Thermal Coffee Maker

This Spring, if you’re thinking of moving, upgrading your kitchen, or simply want to replace your coffee maker, you may want to consider one brand that might not be the most obvious company. Today’s appliance is from a firm better known, at least in the United States, for their vacuum cleaners and larger products like refrigerators and even washing machines. But if you want a great cup of coffee, and would ideally like to match your other small appliances across a lineup of various models, then you’ll probably be interested to hear about the Expressionist family.

The Electrolux Expressionist Thermal Coffee Maker (model ELTC10D8PS) is a countertop 10-cup coffee brewer, with an attractive stainless steel body and a permanent gold-tone filter included so you don’t need to worry about buying (and using, and disposing of) paper filters. Like most decent coffee makers, it’s programmable, so you can wake up to a fresh pot. And if you wake up late, no worries: the thermally sealed carafe will keep your drinks piping hot, and there is a keep warm mode which will help even further..

We liked the inclusion of a water filter- which they suggest changing about every 60 brews- and yes, you can pause the brewing and grab a quick cup while it’s still perking. And for ease of refilling, the water tank is removable. They brag about the “HighContrast LCD”, but it’s basically just a nice, bright LCD screen… and, similarly, the “AromaStrength Selector” is basically a way to extend brew time a bit, which increases extraction and makes for a stronger brew (and is best for smaller batches, as you can brew even four or so cups at a time).

Brew temperature was solid, and the head sprayer does a good job of making most of the grounds wet, a nice contrast to cheaper coffee machines which tend to be inconsistent and dampen only a portion of the grounds. And, as mentioned before, if you like the look of the Expressionist- and we definitely do- then Electrolux has plenty of other items for your kitchen, from their immersion or ‘tabletop’ blender to their kettle and toaster. Available now, online and in stores, expect to spend around $150 for the Electrolux Expressionist Thermal Coffee Maker.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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