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BPA Free Coffee Maker

A coffee maker that is BPA free

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If you like your coffee without BPA then this one's for you!

  • Feb 12, 2010
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Ok, so recently my coffee maker finally gave up the ghost and quit, so I started researching new ones. One thing that came to mind as I looked at various coffee makers was the issue of BPA. If you have shopped for a new water bottle lately you have probably seen the, “BPA Free” label on many of them. The term BPA stands for Bisphenol A. It is a chemical building block that is used to make certain types of plastics. The reason why it is of concern is that some studies, although controversial, have concluded that the presence of BPA residues in foods and beverages may pose a health risk. Food and beverages become contaminated with BPA residues when they come in contact with certain plastics containing BPA. Many coffee makers are made with such plastics, but it can be very difficult to determine which ones are. Unfortunately, many of the coffee makers that are BPA free do not list this information on their packaging.
One coffee maker that I was interested in was the Hamilton Beach Brew Station. So I went to their product support web site and sent them an email asking if this coffee maker was indeed BPA free. The email that I received back stated that not only was the Hamilton Beach Brew Station coffee maker BPA free, but that all of Hamilton Beach’s new coffee makers were as well.
So if you’re looking for a new coffee maker, and BPA is of concern to you, then you can find full customer written reviews as well as purchase a Hamilton Beach Brew Station by going to www.gourmetcoffeespot.com and clicking on the Coffee Makers, Pods & Accessories category in the left column. You can then browse hundreds of different coffee makers or just type Hamilton Beach Brew Station into the search box to go straight to it.

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October 20, 2010
That's actually not true. I called Hamilton Beach as well and was told that none of their coffee makers are completely BPA free -- they all contain an internal heat sensor made with BPA-containing plastic (that yes, touches the coffee -- it's how the machine keeps the coffee heated with that "separate keep-warm heater that automatically adjusts to the coffee's temperature"). The company does make BPA-free food processors, but not coffee makers.
 
February 14, 2010
Yep, though I don't drink coffee, I would not want BPA in it. Great review! Do you know that BPA is also in most canned food? The cans are lined with a plastic film that has BPA. The biggest though, and the most under-reported source of BPA is receipts. They are coated with loose BPA powder on one side, I recently wrote an article about that on my blog.
February 14, 2010
I was aware of BPA in canned food, but not on receipts. Who's looking out for the public???
February 22, 2010
Apparently not the FDA! Receipts are of great concern since that exposure is even greater. These pesky receipts are everywhere, in my car, wallet, purse... Ugh, I guess nobody really cares. You can read about it here.
 
February 12, 2010
Great review! I might have to invest in one of these!
 
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A search for BPA-free coffee makers takes you away from the convenience of modern coffee makers and, for the most part, leads you to more traditional ways of making your favorite brew.

Drip brewers and the new single serve coffee makers are made primarily of plastic parts. These plastic parts don’t generally carry recycling numbers, so it is hard to know exactly which plastics are being used.

So, out of an abundance of caution, a lot of people are now seeking out coffee makers which are BPA-free simply by choosing brewers with no plastic parts.

Here is a rundown of the kinds of coffee makers you will find with no plastic parts, and one which is plastic, but BPA-free.
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