BPA Free Coffee Maker

There are a lot of factors to consider when shopping for your next coffee maker, especially the durability and safety of certain manufacturing materials. You may be concerned about health risks that are associated with certain plastic components in coffee makers, so we've put together this list of BPA-free coffee makers to compare and review.

What is BPA? 

Since the 1960s, BPA, or bisphenol A, has been an integral part of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resin manufacturing. In the case of polycarbonate plastics, the durable material it creates is frequently used for food and beverage containers.

Epoxy resins may be used to coat the interior of metal food and beverage containers in order to create a rust-resistant barrier between the food and metal surface.

BPA is a part of many other products outside of food and beverage storage, but the role it plays in that industry has come under intense scrutiny. In recent years, research shows that this chemical can wind up inside the food or beverage product it's storing.

Even though FDA studies show that the amounts at which this occurs should not pose long-term health risks for consumers, the demand for BPA-free products has increased as a response to reducing exposure to chemical consumption.

We help you figure out what to look for when picking out a BPA-free coffee maker and exactly why it matters down below. 


Once the most popular choice for at-home brewers, percolators like this Presto coffee maker have had to give up its reigning spot on the kitchen counter to make way for more convenient and modern automatic drip coffee makers.

We think it's time to bring them back into the mainstream, especially when you're looking for an option that doesn't include plastic components in its brewing mechanism. 

The stainless steel body, brew basket and internal spigot guarantees that what you're tasting in your cup is all coffee and nothing else. Its brewing process operates automatically once the optimal temperature is reached, then cycles the water through the brewing basket much the same way a pour-over style brew would.

Because you aren't using a paper filter, all those flavorful volatile oils that give coffee its unique taste make it into the cup in much the same way as a French press method.

Pros
  • The electric cord can be unplugged from the percolator base for easy storage or replacement 
  • No need to buy additional filters with this stainless steel filter basket 
  • Automatic light turns on when the brew cycle completes 
Cons
  • It can be difficult to get the right ratio of coffee to water at first 
  • May over-extract certain coffees due to high heat 
  • Wet grounds can stick to the interior of the brew basket, making cleaning tedious 

How the Best BPA-free Coffee Makers Compare ​​​​

presto front look
Presto 02811
Brew style: Percolated 
Brewer material: Stainless steel 
Carafe material: Stainless steel 
full glass
Chemex Classic
Brew style: Pour-over 
Build material: Glass 
Carafe material: Glass 
cuisinart black and silver
Cuisinart DCC-3200
Brew style: Automatic drip-brew
Brewer material: Plastic and stainless steel 
Carafe material: Glass 
oxo steel and glass
OXO Brew 9 Cup
Brew style: Automatic drip-brew 
Brewer material: Plastic, glass and stainless steel 
Carafe material: Stainless steel 
 
bonavita silver and black
Bonavita BV1800SS 8-Cup
Brew style: Automatic drip-brew 
Brewer material: Plastic and stainless steel 
Carafe material: Stainless steel