Best BPA-Free Or Plastic Free Coffee Makers For A Healthier Lifestyle
- BPA In Coffee Machines – Are Plastic Coffee Makers Really Save?
- BPA Free Drip Coffee Makers
- BPA Free Drip Coffee Makers With Grinder
- Plastic Free Coffee Maker And All-Metal Coffee Maker
- My Verdict
What does it actually mean when we talk about a BPA Free Coffee Maker?
One thing that I will not do is to talk about BPA itself and what it can cause because there are tons of websites out there that can answer you this questions way better than me, for example, this post from the Mayo Clinic.
In this post, I will focus on how BPA is used in coffee makers and also provide you a list with recommended coffee makers guaranteed to be BPA free and are therefore safe for your coffee enjoyments.
BPA In Coffee Machines – Are Plastic Coffee Makers Really Save?
Why is BPA used at all when there is such a controversy about its safety?
In short, Bisphenol A or BPA is needed to harden plastic.
In coffee makers, the inner parts like the water tank or the coffee filter basket are made of plastic. These parts are in direct contact with the end product: the coffee you drink.
A couple years ago the FDA announced some potential concerns about the health effects of Bisphenol A:
There is “some concern” about developmental and reproductive problems in infants and children exposed to BPA.
You see they specifically referred to infants and children which is worrying enough for all the Moms and Dads.
In the last years, there have been a lot of controversial discussions among the experts whether BPA is also dangerous for adults or not. The FDA has not, in any event, found any convincing evidence for Bisphenol A to be harmful to adults.
Still, many coffee manufacturers have started to produce BPA free coffee makers.
In my opinion, even when the FDA assures that BPA is not harmful I think it is better to be safe than sorry!
And there are still not so eco-friendly coffee makers out there so your decision to search for a BPA free coffee maker is a very smart move!
The facts about #BPA and what it means in #coffee makers!
BPA Free Drip Coffee Makers
Hamilton Beach 46205 – Reliable And Free Of Bisphenol A
The Hamilton Beach 46205 is a great and reliable drip coffee maker with a lot of extra features.
Programming is one of the features. You can prepare everything at night and wake up with freshly brewed coffee. Whether you want stronger or milder coffee is also an available option to choose from.
The inner parts are indeed made of plastic, but Hamilton Beach confirms that all parts in contact with the beans are 100% BPA free.
Mr. Coffee Single Cup Coffee Maker SCGB200 – Healthy Single Cups With A Push Of A Button
The Mr. Coffee Single Cup Coffee Maker is confirmed to be free of any BPA plastic.
Inside the Coffee Machine is a blade grinder so you can brew freshly ground coffee at any time. But if you got a package of ground coffee for your latest birthday, this is also possible.
Need a caffeine shot in the morning but are always in a rush? No time for coffee at the breakfast table?
Well, then the Mr. Coffee SCGB200 is the perfect coffee maker for you. Just place your “To-Go” Coffee Mug under the brew dispenser and let it drip.
BPA Free Drip Coffee Makers With Grinder
Breville BDC650BSS – 100% BPA Free
This massive Breville drip coffee maker with built in burr grinder is 100% BPA free.
This fact is really important because there are a lot of plastic parts inside this coffee machine. One of the parts I’m talking about is the 1/2 pound of bean hopper, that holds your coffee beans.
While it’s been reported that the highest possibility of leaching BPA into food is when something is being heated, it’s still calming to know that Breville’s bean hopper is not leaching any Bisphenol A into your coffee beans.
Cuisinart DGB Coffee Maker – Grind And Brew And BPA Free
I can confirm that all of the DGB-models of Cuisinart are BPA free coffee maker!
And since I have a more detailed post about this Cuisinart and other coffee makers with grinder, I don’t think it’s necessary to repeat myself here.
Plastic Free Coffee Maker And All-Metal Coffee Maker
If you are completely against plastic in coffee makers whether it’s the possible aftertaste or the health concern with BPA, there are some coffee makers out there that are 100% or almost 100% made without plastic.
Please be aware of the possibility that some parts that are not in contact with the water or coffee beans could still be made of plastic, like the handle.
I have looked around and think I have found a few excellent options for you to feel 100% safe with these BPA free coffee maker.
Stainless Steel And Ceramic French Press
Most French Presses are made of glass. But some exterior parts and the plunger could be made of plastic. Often, those plastic parts are BPA free but if you want to avoid plastic alltogether, choose a stainless steel or ceramic french press.
The best BPA Free Stainless Steel French Press is in my opinion the Bodum Columbia Press Pot which you can check more detailed above.
In the list below I have added two more recommended Coffee Presses: one stainless steel from Secura and a ceramic Press from Le Creuset. I made sure that all parts, including the inner plungers and filters are all plastic free!
Stainless Steel Percolators
Percolators have gained more popularity in home kitchens again. Especially BPA free percolators, since most of them are made of stainless steel. The only plastic parts may be the seal or handle.
The Presto 02811 is one of the most popular ones and I can surely recommend it. Although all parts that come in contact with water are plastic free, it is not 100% stainless steel. The perk well of the Presto 02811 is made of aluminum. Presto also confirmed, their Peroclator is 100% BPA free!
Moka Pots produce very strong, authentic coffee almost like espresso in just a few minutes.
Most of them are aluminum while some are made of stainless steel.
The Bialetti 6800 Moka Express 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker is one of the most popular Moka Pots on the market. The unmistakeably octagon shaped pot is made of 100% BPA-free polished aluminum. Only the handle is made of plastic.
The famous hourglass shaped beaker is 100% made of glass.
It is a manual coffee maker and you need special Chemex filters. But without any plastic, it is definitely a 100% BPA free coffee maker.
Pour Over Filter Cone
I couldn’t resist adding this original Japanese ad for theHario V60!
Most of them are made of plastic, but there are some made of glass or ceramic as for example the Hario VDC-02W V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper – a fancy name for a simple filter cone by the way.
They may not be as convenient as drip coffee makers because you have to pour the heated water manually over the grounds.
But since you can influence the heat of the water and the speed of the pour you will get an unbelievable good cup of coffee – guaranteed!
If you want to be on the safe side choose a BPA-free coffee maker or one of the plastic-free coffee makers above. Feel free to contact me if you are not sure about if your favorite coffee maker is BPA-free. I will do the work for you!
Tell me, do you know if you have a BPA free coffee maker? Please leave a comment below.
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