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Hario Mizudashi vs Oxo Compact Side-by-Side Comparison

Hario Mizudashi vs OXO Compact cold brew coffee maker. A brewer we do not recommend and the choice of one of our top picks.

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Hario Mizudashi vs OXO Compact Side-by-Side Comparison

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The Hario Mizudashi and the OXO Compact are two very different types of brewers. The Hario is tall and slender and will easily fit the door of even a small refrigerator. Apart from this, it has no advantage as a cold brew coffee maker. The immersion filter is rather short, the brew ratio unfavorable, and it produces a sourish brew.

The OXO, on the other hand, produced one of the strongest cold brew concentrates in our hands-on testing. The OXO is also one of the easiest free-style brewers to use since it has convenient measuring markers for both the amount of grounds to use and the water level. While the OXO is one of our top brewers, the Hario Mizudashi is not a cold brew coffee maker we recommend you buy.

Pros & Cons

  • Attractive brew decanter
  • Easy-to-clean filter
  • Color choice
  • Hot or cold brewing
  • Compact design
  • Quality packaging
  • Aesthetic decanter
  • Easy measuring
  • Pours very smoothly
  • Not airtight
  • Odor contamination
  • Poor brew quality
  • Stopper doesn’t fit tightly
  • Sensitive decanter valve 
  • Brew not so complex

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.5 x 5.4 inches
7 x 5.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.7" (9.4 cm)
4.3" (10.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, polypropylene plastic
Polypropylene plastic, AS resin
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Stainless steel / plastic base plug
Filter HxDia
6.5 x 3.3 inches
0.1 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
0.4 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.39
$34.37

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
9.0

Bouquet

7.0
9.0

Drinkability

6.0
9.0
A glass with a small quantity of straight coffee standing in front of a cold coffee brew carafe.
A glass with a small quantity of straight coffee standing in front of a cold coffee brew carafe.
A visual sample of some cold brewed coffee in a glass cup with the penetrating light indicating the brew strength.
The Oxo Compact cold brew carafe filled with coffee standing next to glass a third filled with coffee.

Sediment

8.0
9.0
A close up view of sediment left over in a long glass brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
Sediment at the bottom of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee carafe after all the coffee has been carefully decanted out.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.2
9.0

In the Box

The unboxed Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker with the box to the left and the user guide to the right.
The unboxed Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker. Pictured next to the box is the brew vessel, the carafe, and user manual.

Decanter

A full view of the tall glass Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe.
The small glass carafe of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a wood counter with the cork stopper to the right.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.5
5.5 in (140 mm)
Base Diameter
3.7
3.74 in (95 mm)
Width
5.4" (13.7 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Weight
15.0 oz (425 g)
7.0 oz (198 g)
Material
 heat-resistant glass, polypropylene plastic
borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

7.0
9.0
A close up view of a plastic lid standing next to the base of a tall glass carafe.
Oxo Compact Stopper / Lid video
The cork stopper of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee carafe with its silicone seal removed and resting to the right.
Diameter
3.7 in (95 mm)
2 in (52 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic
cork
Additional Features
N/A
silicone seal

 Filter

6.0
9.0
A small plastic and nylon cold brew coffee filter with a detachable base for easy cleaning.
The round mesh filter of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker pictured with the base unit that holds the filter.
Length
6.5 in (165 mm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Diameter
3.3 in (85 m)
2.7 in (60 mm)
Material
polypropylene frame, polyester resin
polypropylene plastic & stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable base
red silicone gasket, spring valve

 Build Quality

9.0
9.0
The Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe resting horizontally and separated into 4 parts.
The entire Oxo cold brew coffee maker system disassembled.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
8.9

 Brewing

10
9.0
A cold brew coffee immersion filter next to a kitchen scale with a bowl of 80g of coffee grounds measured.
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a measuring scale.

Decanting

10
9.0
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on top of the glass carafe during decanting.
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on top of the glass carafe during decanting.
A short video showing how coffee decants from the brew vessel into the glass carafe of the Oxo cold brew coffee maker.

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
8.5