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County Line Kitchen vs Ovalware Side-by-Side Comparison

County Line Kitchen cold brew coffee maker vs Ovalware. A back-to-basics choice and cold brew coffee maker with panache.

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County Line Kitchen

Ovalware Cold Brew

County Line Kitchen vs Ovalware Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Ovalware Cold BrewCounty Line Kitchen8.57.89.09.38.67.89.69.2
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County Line Kitchen is a sturdy mason jar adapted for making cold brew coffee. You simply insert the filter or brew core with grounds, add water, and screw on the lid. The brew ratio is 1:9 for either the 1-quart or 2-quart jar. The filter has an airtight seal and the screw-on plastic lid a silicone gasket. The lid has a flip cap for easy pouring, and you can choose between a brewer with or without a handle. 

The Ovalware is more of a fancy stylized carafe. Its slender neck and wide base are perfect for cold brew coffee-making, and it comes with an airtight stopper and a silicone base pad. The brew core or filter is a type of lasered stainless steel and the brew ratio is 1:11. The brew is not as strong as the County Line Kitchen, but the quality is much the same.

Both brewers are versatile in that you can also use them for hot brewing and tea making. The County Line Kitchen comes with a traditional mason jar lid, so you can use it just as you would any mason jar.

Pros & Cons

  • Versatile product
  • Minimal packaging
  • Packed and shipped in the US
  • Robust and durable
  • Airtight silicone gasket
  • Brew quality
  • Brew markers in cups and ml
  • Silicone base pad
  • Comfortable handle
  • Ease of brewing
  • Brew strength average
  • Filter not so effective
  • Quality and fit of silicone seals
  • Additional decanting
  • Narrow head for cleaning

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.7 x 6.3 inches
8 x 5.4 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.5" (8.9 cm)
4.7" (11.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, silicone, plastic
Borosilicate glass, silicone
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
5.5 x 3.2 inches
6.9 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1.1 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$24.82
$31.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.8

Bouquet

7.5
7.5

Drinkability

8.0
8.0
A batch of freshly brewed coffee in the County Line cold brew coffee maker and a glass of coffee to the right.
The Ovalware cold brew coffee maker with a freshly produced cold brew and an empty glass to the left.

Sediment

7.0
7.5
The inside of a cold brew coffee brew carafe showing leftover sediment after all the coffee is carefully 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
9.6
9.0

In the Box

The unboxed contents of the County Line cold brew coffee maker. Right of the box is the user manual, and then the 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 fully assembled County Line mason jar cold brew coffee maker standing on a wooden countertop.
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
7.7
8
Base Diameter
3.5
4.7
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Weight
17.0 oz (482 g)
17.3 oz (490 g)
Material
glass
borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

10
9.0
County Line Kitchen Stopper / Lid video
The screw on lid with a handle and a flip cap for the County Line cold brew coffee maker.
The screw on lid of a cold brew coffee maker with its flip cap resting in the foreground
The stainless steel stopper with a rubber silicone ring resting on its side on a wooden countertop.
Diameter
6 in incl.handle (150 mm)
3
Material
polypropylene plastic
stainless steel
Additional Features
silicone gasket
silicone seal

Filter

9.0
9.0
The stainless steel filter of a cold brew coffee maker and a silicone seal to the right resting on a wood countertop.
A typical stainless steel immersion filter used in a cold brew coffee maker or tea infuser.
Length
5.5 in (140 mm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)
Diameter
3.2 in (82 mm)
2.7
Material
stainless steel
lasered stainless steel
Additional Features
silicone seal
silicone seal

Build Quality

10
9.0
The County Line cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 6 different parts.
The Ovalware JR3 cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 6 parts in total.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
9.3

Brewing

10
10
The County Line cold brew coffee maker ready to brew after grounds and coffee have been added.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker ready to brew after grounds and coffee have been added.
A bag of coffee grounds, a stainless steel filter on a scale, a mason jar, and a lid all ready for making cold brew coffee.
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

8.5
9.0
A short video showing how to decant the filter of a cold brew coffee maker after 18 hours of brewing.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker with the lid removed to one side after brewing has been completed.

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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