AdirChefGrab. Say What?
They say what’s in a name. Well, maybe not everything but there’s definitely something that catches attention like this one. When we heard of the adirchef grab n’ go personal coffee maker, it immediately gave us an image of a stylish, sleek and compact looking machine that would be a great companion for backpackers. We were not wrong and when we saw the product, it was almost like the image we had conjured up in our mind.
There are lots of choices in the market when it comes to personal coffee makers but AdirChef’s line of products seems to hold a lot of promise. Let’s take a closer look at the AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker and find out what makes it so special and why.
Design and Build
To start with, we will look into the design and build of the product. We were impressed by the colorful appearance of the coffee maker, which is a welcome change from the same old black/ brown/ transparent plastic or stainless steel.
Here, you have five colors to choose from – black, orange, red, green, and sour green. The product looks sturdy and is made from high quality plastic material that adds durability to it. If you are afraid of breaking as you move around with it, the plastic is hard enough, even endure some kicks!
The 15-ounce travel mug that comes with the product is made from stainless steel. So, one thing for sure is that this product is built to last for years and will give you a steaming cup of coffee every morning.
It’s also possible to use other mugs if you are two people depending on it for coffee. Just make sure it fits in the space. If it doesn’t, make sure the cup is centered where the coffee maker drips coffee under the filter area to avoid spilling. Also, before the second person brews, you need to give three minutes for it to cool off. Otherwise, the water may overheat, escape, and also risk burning.
Just like the name suggests, the coffee maker is easy to grab and go as it is small in size and extremely lightweight. It is also highly portable, and you can take it with you wherever you go. The coffee maker is so compact that it can easily fit onto small kitchen counters at home or tiny cubicles in the office.
Most of the customers who buy it also go for the AdirChef Travel Pouch if it didn’t come with one. That, however, depends on the supplier. It carries the coffee brewer together with the cup and a few accessories such as the spoon and some coffee grounds while you are out of the house. The pouch makes it more travel-friendly.
So, whether you are at home, camping outdoors, or working late in the office, this coffee maker can help you enjoy great tasting coffee every time. You don’t even need to pause your schedule if the day seems tight.
Ease Of Use
We are highly impressed with this product’s ease of use. All you need to do is let the travel mug sit in the brewing base. Open the lid on the top and fill it up with coffee grounds and water. Since it brews 15 ounces of coffee, it will then be an excellent guess to put the same amount of water.
The one-touch operation makes things simpler. Just click on the single-button switch, and the coffee starts brewing.
The coffee maker also has an auto shut down feature. When the 15-ounce travel cup is filled with coffee, the machine shuts down automatically to save energy. The button goes in while on and after brewing, it will immediately pop out. So, we give it full marks for being energy efficient.
The travel coffee mug that comes with the product has a comfortable grip so that you can hold it comfortably. The stainless steel mug is slightly tapered to fit cup holders in almost all vehicles. So, if you are driving to work or taking your kid to school, nobody needs to get late because they were waiting for some coffee.
It is also well insulated to keep your coffee hot for long. You can now enjoy a hot cup of great tasting coffee at any time – while running errands, working at the office, or on the go. The mug’s interior is plastic though later releases and cup replacements have a stainless steel interior.
Paperless Filtering and Easy Cleaning
This personal coffee maker comes with a permanent filter to make the product eco-friendly. This reduces the need for paper filters. You have the option to use the ready pods, but most of us (including me) are disappointed by the fact that it cannot accept the Keurig pods.
If you want the pods, then makes sure you get something that fits in the filter area which is 3 inches at the top and 2.25 inches at the bottom. Some have gone ahead to use paper filters and grab them at the top with cheap rubber bands. Well, I would not advise anyone to go for all that trouble if you can use it without paper filters.
The product also ships with a holding basket along with a travel mug and lid.
All parts of the coffee maker are dishwasher safe, so cleaning the product is easy. It requires low maintenance so you can keep it squeaky clean and ready to make you a hot cup of coffee every time.
You have to wash it after every use though since after brewing and emptying since it leaves some coffee grounds at the bottom.
Features of the AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker with 15 oz. Mug
- Measures 6.7 x 5.1 x 10.1 inches
- Weighs 1.3 pounds
- Stainless steel construction
- Permanent filter
- Dishwasher safe
- Universal design
- Highly durable
- Easily portable
- Extremely lightweight and small coffeemaker so you can carry it with you wherever you go
- Gives you super-hot and great tasting coffee each and every time
- Incredible pricing; the price per cup is very low
- It comes with an insulated cup which fits most vehicle cup holders and keeps coffee hot
- Makes you steaming hot and great tasting coffee within minutes
- Dishwasher safe; cleans with ease
- It is highly compact so it fits well in small kitchen counters and office desks
- Works perfect for students, bachelors and travel enthusiasts
- It comes in a refreshingly cool color
- Water often gets stuck between the inner and outer layer
- It does not work with K-Cups
- Not very durable
We compared the AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker with competitor products like the Hamilton Beach 49981A Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker and the BLACK+DECKER Single Serve Coffee Maker, CM618. The product in review costs nearly half in price when compared with competitor products.
While it falls short in terms for quality and features, it gets the works done well, and quickly too. College students or bachelors who usually do not have a lot of money to spare can benefit from this product that costs less and makes great coffee.
The AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker comes from a manufacturer that’s relatively new in business, hence their strategy to gain visibility is to offer quality products at a lower price. We were really impressed by the compact stature and features offered by this coffee maker.
The price is a steal which makes the product appear like a now or never deal. If you are a lover of coffee and a bachelor or college student at the same time, this coffee maker is the perfect thing for you. It won’t take a lot of space in a dorm room and you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee every morning without any hassles. Cleaning is also easy.
The ardent travelers will also find this product useful as it is light weight and easy to carry with you wherever you go. Although the durability is questionable, we feel it can last enough to pay back the money you spent on it.