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Oxo Compact vs Willow & Everett Side-by-Side Comparison

OXO Compact vs the Willow & Everett mason jar. Check out the differences between one of the best compact brewers and one of the largest.

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Oxo Cold Brew Compact

Willow & Everett 1 Gallon

Oxo Compact vs Willow & Everett 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 CompactWillow & Everett 1...9.09.09.08.98.28.47.48.3
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The OXO Compact is one of the smallest brewers using the free-style brewing method. It produces 16 fl.oz (470 ml) of high strength concentrate (1:4 ratio) that can be diluted up to three parts.

The Willow & Everett, on the other hand, comes in a half as well as full gallon size. Its brew ratio is 1:9 and the design of the filter allows for quite a good brew to develop. The brew quality and strength is one of the best for an immersion filter brewer, and it can be further diluted up to a 1:1 part ratio. 

If you’re looking to brew quantity and quality the Willow & Everett is a good choice. The one gallon container, however, can be cumbersome while pouring out the last 20% of the liquid from the top, as the tap is slightly above the base. 

For the Willow & Everett, the build quality is not that great - especially the lid - and the tap doesn’t work so easily at first. The OXO Compact, on the other hand, is one of the easiest brewers to use, and decanting is swift and effortless.

Pros & Cons

  • Compact design
  • Quality packaging
  • Aesthetic decanter
  • Easy measuring
  • Pours very smoothly
  • Funky design
  • Brew ratio
  • Brew quality
  • Tap dispenser
  • Stopper doesn’t fit tightly
  • Sensitive decanter valve 
  • Brew not so complex
  • Lid design
  • Weak glass around tap 
  • Tap is temperamental
  • No literature

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7 x 5.1 inches
7.9 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.3" (10.9 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Polypropylene plastic, AS resin
Glass, stainless steel
Filter Type
Stainless steel / plastic base plug
Gause-type immersion
Filter HxDia
0.1 x 2.7 inches
6.9 x 4.1 inches
Decanter Weight
0.4 lbs
2.2 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.37
$32.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
9.0
8.4

Bouquet

9.0
8.5

Drinkability

9.0
8.5
The Oxo Compact cold brew carafe filled with coffee standing next to glass a third filled with coffee.
A glass of freshly poured coffee in a glass resting in front of the Willow & Everett cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

9.0
8.0
Sediment at the bottom of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee carafe after all the coffee has been carefully decanted out.
The inside of a cold brew coffee maker showing leftover sediment after all the coffee has been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.0
7.4

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 and fully assembled Everett cold brew coffee maker.

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 Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker resting on a wooden countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
5.5 in (140 mm)
7.9
Base Diameter
3.74 in (95 mm)
5.1
Width
NaN" (NaN cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Weight
7.0 oz (198 g)
NaN lbs (NaN kg)
Material
borosilicate glass
Glass and stainless steel

Stopper / Lid

9.0
7.0
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.
A top down view of the inside of an aluminum lid removed from a mason-jar-type cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
2 in (52 mm)
4.3
Material
cork
Aluminum
Additional Features
silicone seal
None

Filter

9.0
8.0
The round mesh filter of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker pictured with the base unit that holds the filter.
A side-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
A side-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
A close up front-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)
Diameter
2.7 in (60 mm)
4.1
Material
polypropylene plastic & stainless steel
Stainless steel
Additional Features
red silicone gasket, spring valve
Additional tap filter

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
The entire Oxo cold brew coffee maker system disassembled.
The completely disassembled Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker showing four separate parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.9
8.3

Brewing

9.0
9.0
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a measuring scale.
A gauze filter filled with coffee grounds, a 1-gallon cold brew coffee maker half-filled with water, and a measuring jug.
A gauze filter filled with coffee grounds, a 1-gallon cold brew coffee maker half-filled with water, and a measuring jug.
The Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker.
The gauze filter on a scale filled with 200g of coffee grounds and the cold brew vessel standing to the right.

Decanting

9.0
7.0
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
9.0

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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