For many peoples, the daily grind can’t begin until they had the first cup of hot coffee, so recent years the coffee makers with more features are developed, people like these coffee machines are more convenience, more programmability like the automatic settings that let you adjust the brew strength and the thickness of coffee powder.
You will easy to find several varieties of coffee makers in the marketplace, including:
- 1. Manual Espresso Maker
- 2. Automated Espresso Makers
a. Partially Automated Espresso Maker
b. Fully Automated Espresso Maker
- 3. Moka Pot
- 4. AeroPress
- 5. Auto Drip Brewer (Regular Drip Coffee Pot)
- 6. Single Serve Coffee Makers
b. Tassimo Disc Machine
- 7. Manual Drip Brew (Chemex Style)
- 8. Vietnamese Coffee Maker
- 9. Percolator
- 10. Cold Drip
- 11. French Press
- 12. Siphon
- 13. Ibrik (Turkish Coffee Pot Maker)
- 14. Camping Coffee Maker
- 15. Drip and K-Cup Combo
- 16. Drip Coffee, Toaster Oven, and Griddle Como
Check here for the explanation of the 16 types of coffee makers
Imagine the manufacturing process of coffee maker in a Chinese factory, which will usually include quality control of different materials, heating elements, water pipes, glass pots, temperature control, and other components. So getting your customers a high-quality coffee maker is one of the tasks of an importer
Coffee Makers Quality Control Approach
AQI Service technical team works closely with your team to create a specific inspection checklist for your products, the inspector will verify the quality of mass production based on your Acceptable Quality Limites (AQL), check if samples match to the product’s specifications and golden samples. Perform examination carefully with the workmanship of your products, and defects are classified into subcategories to highlight the key improvement areas for production.
We are your eyes in manufacturing and quality control.
How to Create Inspection Checklist for Coffee Makers
Here are the typical quality defects usually happed on these products
- Packing and Packaging Check: Check the packing and packages conform to the client’s requirements or not?
- Materials and Structure Check: Compare with a golden sample including materials, structure, components, accessories, labels, printings, packing, logo/markings, etc.
- Workmanship: How is the workmanship? Suitable for sale in-store or online? Inspector will randomly selected samples and record the defects, gave a conclusion based on AQL Table.
- On-site Test: Verify the function, accessories, reliability, etc. please see below typical testings
Typical Quality Defects for Cofee Makers
- The main cable is damaged but can pass the hi-pot test
- The item wobbles.
- Sharp points and/or sharp edges on the surface of the item.
- The item does not function. / The item only functions sometimes.
- Poor mechanical assembly
- Water removable tank with leak
- Poor quality of the coffee foam
- Smell abnormal when functioning
- LED not visible
- Poor workmanship of welding such as inconsistent welding, jumping welding, unsecured welding
- Internal Rust mark
- Any component damaged/cracked
- Circuit short
- Foreign metal material inside unit (removable and more than 2mm)
- Loose earth connection
- Coffee is not cooked
- Bad smell
- The coffee temperature is too low
- The taste of the coffee is not good
- The coffee bead can not be grinded
Typical On-site tests for Coffee Makers
- Function test
- Fatigue test on all adjustable parts including button, plug, and switches.
- Stability test.
- Pull test on the item’s power cord.
- Earth continuity test if applicable
- Hi-pot test.
- Internal check, if the components conform to CDF.
- Barcode scanning test.
- Rub test for rating label and an adhesive test on printing, marking and logo
- Power consumption test
- Check the temperature of the coffee in the center of the jug
- Abnormal test
- Leakage current test if applicable
- Check Abnormal running noise or vibration
- Check the steam function if applicable
- Water removable tank with leakage after 1 hour
- Time check
- Carton drop test
- Ask for product’s testing certificates if applicable
- Insulation resistance test if applicable
Here are some of the standards and procedures we take into account when creating coffee machine inspection procedures include:
Coffee Machine Safety Standards
- UL 197 Commercial Electric Coffee Machine Standard
- UL 1082 Household Electric Coffee Machine Standard
- UL 60730-2-9 Temperature Sensing Control Standard
- IEC 60335-2-15 Household Electric Coffee Machine Standard
Coffee Machine Food Protection and Sanitation Standards
- NSF/ANSI 4-2009: Household Electric Coffee Machine Food Protection and Sanitation Standard
Coffee Machine Performance Standards
- The International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 60661 standard is used to evaluate the performance of the different brands and models of the coffee machines. Some of the tests included in this standard are designed to establish coffee quality, energy consumption, coffee temperature and coffee output time of the tested coffee machine.
- The Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers and the American National Standards Institute formulated ANSI/AHAM CM-1-2007 to provide a guideline in comparing and evaluating the performance of the different brands and models of the household coffee machines.
For more questions on the coffee makers’ quality check, please contact AQI Service.
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