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Aquach vs Ovalware Side-by-Side Comparison

Aquach cold brew coffee maker vs Ovalware. Two great-looking glass and stainless steel brewers. Find out which is better at actual brewing.

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Aquach Cold Brew

Ovalware Cold Brew

Aquach vs Ovalware Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Ovalware Cold BrewAquach Cold Brew8.57.89.09.38.17.29.29.0
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The Aquach and Ovalware are two glass and stainless steel brewers that are defined by their good looks. The lid and stopper design of the Aquach is unique in how it solves the problem of the stopper fitting with and without the filter inserted. Both brews have measuring markers in cups and milliliters and come in two sizes, 34 and 51 ounces.

The key distinguishing feature of the Ovalware is its silicone base that slips onto the bottom of the brewer. The fit of the stopper, however, is not as good as the Aquach. Ultimately, the Ovalware makes a better quality brew because the filter is not as fine as the Aquach and more cross-flow means a stronger brew. 

Apart from a better-quality brew, the Ovalware also has a slightly more slender design. This means that it is potentially a better fit for a refrigerator door. Also, if the fit is particularly tight for your refrigerator door, you can remove the silicone base pad.

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish decanter
  • Lid design
  • Decanter handle
  • High-quality filter
  • No plastic parts
  • Brew quality
  • Brew markers in cups and ml
  • Silicone base pad
  • Comfortable handle
  • Ease of brewing
  • Poor brew quality
  • Quality and fit of silicone seals
  • Additional decanting
  • Narrow head for cleaning

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
8.5 x 6.3 inches
8 x 5.4 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.5" (14.0 cm)
4.7" (11.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, silicone
Borosilicate glass, silicone
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
5.9 x 2.6 inches
6.9 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1.1 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$26.57
$31.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.2
7.8

Bouquet

7.0
7.5

Drinkability

7.0
8.0
A glass filled with coffee in the foreground and a glass cold brew coffee maker carafe behind it.
The Ovalware cold brew coffee maker with a freshly produced cold brew and an empty glass to the left.

Sediment

8.0
7.5
A view inside a cold brew coffee maker glass carafe showing sediment after the brew has been decanted.
A view of sediment left behind after all coffee has been carefully decanted from a typical cold brew coffee maker.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
9.0

In the Box

The unboxed Aquuach cold brew coffee maker. On the far left is the box, the user manual, and then the assembled brewer.
The unboxed contents of the Ovalware RJ3 cold brew coffee maker: the box, the glass carafe with the filter, and user manual.

Decanter

The Aquach cold brew coffee maker glass carafe with the stopper lid resting besides it.
The Aquach cold brew coffee maker glass carafe with the stopper lid resting besides it.
A short video showing how the Aquach cold brew coffee maker comes apart into components.
Ovalware RJ3 cold brew coffee maker empty glass carafe with no filter and the stopper resting to the right on the countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
8.5 in (215 mm|)
8
Base Diameter
5.5 in (140 mm)
4.7
Width
6.3 in (160 mm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Weight
borosilicate glass
17.3 oz (490 g)
Material
18.5 oz (526 g)
borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

10
9.0
Aquach Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
The stainless steel stopper with a rubber silicone ring resting on its side on a wooden countertop.
Diameter
3.1 in (80 mm)
3
Material
stainless steel & polyurethane
stainless steel
Additional Features
silicone seal
silicone seal

Filter

8.0
9.0
A close up side angle view of a stainless steel brew filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
A typical stainless steel immersion filter used in a cold brew coffee maker or tea infuser.
Length
5.9 in (150 hmm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)
Diameter
2.6 in (65 mm)
2.7
Material
fine stainless steel
lasered stainless steel
Additional Features
lifting handle
silicone seal

Build Quality

10
9.0
The Aquach cold brew coffee maker disassembled into its 6 components.
The Ovalware JR3 cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 6 parts in total.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.0
9.3

Brewing

9.0
10
The Ovalware RJ3 cold brew coffee maker set up to brew with the filter on a scale and a carafe of filtered to the far right.

Decanting

9.0
9.0

Cleaning and Storage

9.0
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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