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Oxo Compact vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

OXO Compact cold brew coffee maker vs Toddy Cold Brew System. Two top competitive brewers, one small and one large, but there’s more to know.

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Oxo Cold Brew Compact

Toddy Cold Brew

OXO Compact vs Toddy System 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 Oxo Cold Brew CompactToddy Cold Brew9.09.09.08.99.210.09.48.0
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The OXO Compact and the Toddy Cold Brew System are two neck-and-neck competitors. The OXO Compact is the smaller version of the OXO Good Grips, both of which use the proprietary rainshower drip method. Both the OXO and the Toddy use a similar brew ratio, which you can adjust with their free-style brewing method.

The OXO tends to produce a somewhat stronger and more defined brew whereas the Toddy brews a much more complex flavored concentrate. Another key difference with the OXO is that decanting is a lot easier than with the Toddy. 

Since the size difference is the key, the choice here is really whether you need a small or large quantity of cold brew concentrate. If you’re a connoisseur of true cold brew richness, then the Toddy is more likely to satisfy your tastes.

Pros & Cons

  • Compact design
  • Quality packaging
  • Aesthetic decanter
  • Easy measuring
  • Pours very smoothly
  • Minimal parts
  • No over-packaging
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Ergonomic components
  • Attractive carafe
  • Included paper filter bags
  • Cold or hot brewing
  • Stopper doesn’t fit tightly
  • Sensitive decanter valve 
  • Brew not so complex
  • Felt filter tends to clog
  • No brew vessel markings

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7 x 5.1 inches
8.7 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.3" (10.9 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Polypropylene plastic, AS resin
HDPE plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel / plastic base plug
Base plug filter
Filter HxDia
0.1 x 2.7 inches
0.2 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.4 lbs
1.4 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.37
$39.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
9.0
10

Bouquet

9.0
10

Drinkability

9.0
10
The Oxo Compact cold brew carafe filled with coffee standing next to glass a third filled with coffee.
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
The Toddy System carafe filled with fresh cold-brewed coffee. The carafe is pictured next to the carafe stopper and a glass.

Sediment

9.0
10
Sediment at the bottom of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee carafe after all the coffee has been carefully decanted out.
A close up of sediment left behind in a glass carafe after all the cold-brewed coffee has carefully been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.0
9.4

In the Box

The unboxed Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker. Pictured next to the box is the brew vessel, the carafe, and user manual.
The unboxed contents of the Toddy Cold Brew System. Pictured is the brew vessel, glass carafe, and filtration system.

Brew Vessel

The assembled brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker.
The assembled brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker.
Oxo Compact Brew Vessel 1
The white plastic brew vessel of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter with the handle resting on the ground.
Heightwith Lid
7 in (180 mm)
8.7
Base Diameter
4.3 in (110 mm)
5.5
Width
5.1 in (130 mm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Weight
8.5 oz (241 g)
9.7 oz (275 g)
Material
polypropylene plastic
recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
Additional Features
BPA-free
silicone base stopper

Decanter

The small glass carafe of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a wood counter with the cork stopper to the right.
The glass carafe of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter with the carafe lid to one side.
Height with Stopper Lid
5.5 in (140 mm)
8.7
Base Diameter
3.74 in (95 mm)
5.1
Width
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Weight
7.0 oz (198 g)
1.4 oz (40 g)
Material
borosilicate glass
borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

9.0
10
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
2 in (52 mm)
3.5 in (90 mm)
Material
cork
low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
Additional Features
silicone seal
N/A

Filter

9.0
9.0
The round mesh filter of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker pictured with the base unit that holds the filter.
Toddy System Filter
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Diameter
2.7 in (60 mm)
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic & stainless steel
felt filter x 2
Additional Features
red silicone gasket, spring valve
3 paper brew bags

Build Quality

9.0
9.5
The entire Oxo cold brew coffee maker system disassembled.
From left to right: The brew vessel, glass carafe, and silicone stopper of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.9
8.0

Brewing

9.0
8.0
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a measuring scale.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
The Toddy Cold System brew vessel filled with coffee grounds and water pictured next to its packaging box.

Decanting

9.0
7.5
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
9.0
A top down view of how the Toddy Cold Brew System neatly packages away for convenient storage.

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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