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Which coffee/espresso machine has the best UI?

We all love a coffee maker that comes with advanced technology and modern features. A machine with a unique user interface easily attracts a lot of customers. So the companies along with features also focus on providing customers with the best UI for easy and compatible usage. One such company is Bunn which has introduced quality products since the last 40 years. Bunn VP17-1SS is one of the best Bunn coffee makers that feature a unique UI and advanced technology. Here is the detailed review of this amazing product to help you make a better purchasing decision.

Bunn VP17- 1SS Coffeemaker Review

It is important to know about all the features as well as pros and cons before you go ahead and buy the machine.

Attractive Design

Bunn VP17- 1SS has got some attractive design that is sure to catch many eyeballs. It comes with a strong linear housing design built using iron frame and side panels made of stainless steel. Its eye catchy look makes it one of the best designed coffee makers in the market. Since UI is considered, design of the machine is relevant as well and the VP 17 is nicely designed.

58 Millimeter Portafilter

This coffee machine is equipped with a patented ergonomic 58-millimeter portafilter. To avoid splatter from portafilter and post brew drip, it comes with three way solenoid valve. Its brew group bracing provides quality extraction and stable temperature. This is a great feature included in the machine along with a nice user interface which makes it one of the best espresso coffee makers.

Single Boiler

Its single boiler has one of the highest volume carrying capacity in the home espresso machine section. 10 ounces can be stored at its chrome plated brass boiler and produces high steaming power for an excellent recovery time between shots. You can make many cups of coffee at once due to the availability of the single boiler.

Water Reservoir

The water reservoir can hold up to two quarts which is enough for making high volume coffee. But if it doesn’t fulfill your requirement then you can add some more water in its removable filter from top during the ongoing operation. For a wider range of motion, the company has come up with articulating steaming wand. Its commercial steam knob easily controls the steaming pressure.

Additional Features

You will find a plastic tamper and two filter baskets with the machine. Its 15 BAR water pump is helpful for extracting most flavors from your ground coffee. These features add to the overall value of this beautifully designed coffee maker machine.

Pros of Bunn VP17- 1SS

  • Its high steaming power is helpful for better recovery time between shots.
  • This coffee maker is built using high quality material for long lasting use.
  • Patented ergonomic 58-millimeter portafilter is fitted in this Espresso coffee maker.
  • The company provides you with 2 years warranty period.
  • It has 3 buttons for brewing, hot water and steam.
  • Bunn VP17- 1SS comes with some high quality commercial components and it is also very easy to remove heating elements.

Cons of Bunn VP17- 1SS

  • You will not find the coffee grinder with the machine.
  • Due to lack of proportional integral derivative it becomes difficult to maintain water temperature so installing this feature is highly recommended.
The Last Words

After learning about its features as well as pros and cons, there is no doubt that it is one of the best espresso coffee makers available in the market. It’s easy to use features easily connects the consumer to the product. Bunn VP17-1SS holds the apex position in being the best UI for a coffee maker.

SUMMER ESSENTIALS

I hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather, the smell of sunscreen and the sound of screaming children at the beach that summertime brings. I’m not sure if I am just getting used to the Florida heat or maybe I’ve finally accepted it but I’ve actually been loving this hot weather. It’s been raining A LOT here so I think any time the sun is out, I take full advantage of it.

Lately I’ve been using the same products this summer so I thought I’d share with you because I don’t know about you but I’m super noisy and love seeing what other people eat/drink/wear

Crystal Light Liquid – I was introduced to this product when I was strolling through Publix one night and a flamboyant older gentleman offered me a sample of the blueberry raspberry flavor. I was hooked instantly. I love the original Crystal Light 10 calorie stuff that comes in powder form but this is even better because I don’t have to sit there and mix it and pray that chunks of powder don’t gush into my mouth. My favorite flavors are the strawberry lemonade and sweet tea.

Tiffany Aviator Sunglasses – When I went to Vegas over the Christmas holidays I tried my hand at Black Jack and won about $250 so when I got back into town I treated myself to some new Tiffany & Co. sunglasses. I usually buy cheap pairs from Forever 21 or Target but I figured I should invest in a fancy pair since I do live in the Sunshine State and need to protect my eyeballs (who are we kidding, I just wanted to buy them because they were super cute and not that expensive)

Sangrias – If you want to become my best friend, show up at my house with a pitcher of sangria in hand. You don’t even need to say anything to me and I will invite you in and love you forever. Seriously though the summertime is the best time to drink sangrias because:
1) It’s served cold
2) It has fruit in it (so I can justify it being somewhat healthy)
3) It has wine in it (Dr. Oz said wine is good for the heart)
4) It’s hot outside and I need to replenish

Express Shorts – In the summertime I throw my jeans to the back of my closet and whip out the shorts. Sorry jeans, my legs need to see some sunlight too. I absolutely loooove the shorts from Express. I usually wait until they go on sale because their usually normally around $40-$50 but on sale they go for about $20-$30 and they are so comfortable and no matter how many times you wash them, they don’t shrink like a lot of other shorts I own. I have multiple pairs of denim and the tan ones with adorable buttons. And they have all different styles and length so if you’re not into the Daisy Duke short shorts, they have a bunch that are appropriate to wear around small children/googly-eyed men.

Monistat Chaffing Gel – Okay, before you start judging me and thinking I have an infection on my lady parts, hear me out. If you’re like me and aren’t gifted with the infamous “thigh gap” because you’re a regular human and not an 18 year old, 6’1 model, then you probably get a little chaffing and redness between your thighs or ankles (from socks/sneakers rubbing.) Especially when I wear shorts and walk for long distances like at Disney World or hiking with the dogs, I’ll apply to the inner thighs and ta-daaaa, no chaffing! The gel is non-fragrent and silicone based so it’s not oily like lotion and it stays on all day.

Banana Boat Tanning Oil – I’m pale as a ghost most months of the year (my moms tries telling me this is a good thing because it means I would’ve been in the high social class in ancient Korea. Stop it, mom) so during the summer I try to get a tan and the Banana Boat oils have always been my favorite! And I loooove the smell of coconut, it’s like I’m on the beach in Hawaii.

A YOUNG COUPLE’S ATTEMPT AT MAKING A HOME

Nic and I have been together almost 3 years (21 days til our anniversary) and we moved into our house a little over 7 months ago. Unfortunately our house is still pretty empty because we are both poor college kids who’d rather eat on the floor than spend money on a dining room table.
But recently we’ve been having a lot more guests coming over to the house and frankly, I’m tired of having an empty dining room and sitting room (soon be to Nic’s office) and mostly, I’m embarrassed to have my friends eat on the floor while the dogs gawk at them and attack when food falls on the floor. So we’ve been saving money to finally decorate our home.


I honestly wish Nic was more like most men in the sense that he didn’t care what the house looked like or what I hung on the walls. However, he is incredibly picky about house decorations. He dislikes my girly floral paintings, Cosmopolitan magazines, and my vases filled with flowers and isn’t afraid to let me know it. Simply put, our styles are polar opposites.


I enjoy a bright house with flowers everywhere and having the windows open to let fresh air flow through out the house. Nic on the other hand enjoys a darker house where he can enjoy movies without a glare, over the top wall colors and concert/movie posters scattered on the walls.

If you watch True Blood, this office will look familiar to you because it’s Vampire Bill’s home office. And Nic always drools over it and how it’s his dream room.

Luckily after hours of searching and finding the best deal, we found a dining room set that we both liked. It’ll be delivered in 2 weeks and I am so excited we won’t have to sit on the floor anymore!

So how does a couple go about compromising how to decorate a house so one person doesn’t get their way while the other sits in the background huffing and puffing?