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Ovalware vs Coffee Bear Side-by-Side Comparison

Ovalware cold brew coffee maker vs Coffee Bear. A top quality brewer vs an average brewer for a small refrigerator door.

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Ovalware Cold Brew

Coffee Bear

Ovalware vs Coffee Bear 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 BrewCoffee Bear8.57.89.09.38.07.28.88.7
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The Ovalware’s design is well-thought out. The full-length stainless steel filter is a good match for its thin neck and wide base. The brewers come in 1-liter (32 oz)  and 1.5-liter (52 oz) sizes. Although the base is a little wide for smaller refrigerator doors, the silicone pad grips tightly to any surface.

The Coffee Bear is by comparison taller and more slender but is also made of glass. The filter, on the other hand, is plastic and nylon so it’s not suited to brewing hot beverages. The easy twist-to-pour lid design, however, is more convenient than the Ovalware’s stopper. 

All that said, the Coffee Bear is almost identical to the Coffee Gator except the latter comes with a stainless steel measuring spoon and a silicone filter for pouring in grounds and water. If you need an in-door brewer for a smaller type of refrigerator, the Coffee Gator is the better choice.

Pros & Cons

  • Brew quality
  • Brew markers in cups and ml
  • Silicone base pad
  • Comfortable handle
  • Ease of brewing
  • Glass decanter
  • Lid design
  • Twist to pour
  • Quality and fit of silicone seals
  • Additional decanting
  • Narrow head for cleaning
  • Silicone base not top quality
  • Handle not so comfortable
  • Appears to be a generic copy

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
8 x 5.4 inches
10 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, silicone
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Plastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
6.9 x 2.7 inches
7.5” x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
1 lbs
1.9 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.61
$25.64

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.2

Bouquet

7.5
7.0

Drinkability

8.0
7.0
The Ovalware cold brew coffee maker with a freshly produced cold brew and an empty glass to the left.
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing before the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

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

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.0
8.8

In the Box

The unboxed contents of the Ovalware RJ3 cold brew coffee maker: the box, the glass carafe with the filter, and user manual.
The unboxed Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left, the brewer to the right, and the user-guide in front.

Decanter

Ovalware RJ3 cold brew coffee maker empty glass carafe with no filter and the stopper resting to the right on the countertop.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker brew decanter with no filter inserted.
Height with Stopper Lid
8
10
Base Diameter
4.7
3.9
Width
5.5" (14.0 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
17.3 oz (490 g)
30.0 oz (850 g)
Material
borosilicate glass
borosilicate glass, silicone

Stopper / Lid

9.0
10
The stainless steel stopper with a rubber silicone ring resting on its side on a wooden countertop.
The screw-on lid frame of the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled.
Diameter
3
 4.3 in (110 mm)
Material
stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Additional Features
silicone seal
2 white silicone gaskets

Filter

9.0
8.0
A typical stainless steel immersion filter used in a cold brew coffee maker or tea infuser.
A side view close up of a plastic and nylon filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
6.9" (17.5 cm)
 7.5 in (190 mm)
Diameter
2.7
2.5 in (65 mm)
Material
lasered stainless steel
Black plastic, nylon mesh
Additional Features
silicone seal
Detachable base

Build Quality

9.0
8.5
The Ovalware JR3 cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 6 parts in total.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 8 esprit parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
8.7

Brewing

10
8.5
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.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker with some water poured in during the brewing set up.

Decanting

9.0
9.0

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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Roger Shitaki is a writer, author, and editor. His niches are household appliances, health & wellness, and travel. He’s a freelance contributor to a Tokyo lifestyle website and a leading ophthalmology magazine in Asia.

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