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Takeya vs Oxo Compact Side-by-Side Comparison

Takeya cold brew coffee maker vs OXO Compact. A tall spill-proof immersion filter brewer and a true cold brew concentrate maker.

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Takeya

Oxo Cold Brew Compact

Takeya vs Oxo Compact 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 CompactTakeya9.09.09.08.98.37.88.98.8
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The Takeya and OXO Compact are very different types of brewers. The advantage of the Takeya is that it brews up to 40 fl. oz. (1.2 liters) and can do so in a refrigerator door. Its oblong design can fit most refrigerator doors, but because of the unique filter design, it can also brew on its side and even be shaken during the brewing process.

While the Takeya doesn’t produce a cold brew concentrate, the quality of its brew is quite comparable to most other leading choices for an immersion filter brewer. The quality of its design and materials is also quite comparable to the OXO Compact. 

The OXO Compact, however, brews one of the strongest cold brew concentrates we have tested. It requires some good shelf space to brew for 18 hours but afterward, it decants into a dinky carafe, which you can pop into any refrigerator door.

Pros & Cons

  • Air tight brew decanter
  • Cold or hot (tea) brewing
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Durable & light weight
  • 1 and 2 quart sizes
  • Color choice
  • Compact design
  • Quality packaging
  • Aesthetic decanter
  • Easy measuring
  • Pours very smoothly
  • Inadequate packaging
  • Included instructions inadequate
  • Filter cleaning
  • Stopper doesn’t fit tightly
  • Sensitive decanter valve 
  • Brew not so complex

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
12.2 x 5.9 inches
7 x 5.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.3” x 4.7” oblong
4.3" (10.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Tritan plastic
Polypropylene plastic, AS resin
Filter Type
Nylon, polypropylene immersion
Stainless steel / plastic base plug
Filter HxDia
10 x 2.7 inches
0.1 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.6 lbs
0.4 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$28.69
$34.37

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
9.0

 Bouquet

8.5
9.0

Drinkability

8.0
9.0
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with a freshly made brew and two cups to the left: one straight coffee, the other with milk.
The Oxo Compact cold brew carafe filled with coffee standing next to glass a third filled with coffee.

Sediment

7.0
9.0
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with the filter removed and all the brew decanted. Inside is the remaining sediment.
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
8.9
9.0

In the Box

The Takeya cold brew coffee maker and how it arrived wrapped in plastic.
The unboxed Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker. Pictured next to the box is the brew vessel, the carafe, and user manual.

Decanter

The Tekeya cold brew coffee maker with the user manual inside the decanter, the screw on lid to the right on the countertop.
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
12.2 in (310 mm)
5.5 in (140 mm)
Base Diameter
4.3 x 3.7 in oblong (110 x 95 mm)
3.74 in (95 mm)
Width
5.9 in (150 mm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Weight
12.0 oz (340 g)
7.0 oz (198 g)
Material
BPA-free Tritan plastic
borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

10
9.0
Takeya Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
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
6.3 in with handle (160 mm)
2 in (52 mm)
Material
Tritan plastic
cork
Additional Features
silicone gasket
silicone seal

Filter

8.0
9.0
The nylon and plastic filter of a typical immersion filter cold brew coffee maker. The upper section is detachable.
The round mesh filter of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker pictured with the base unit that holds the filter.
Length
0.4 in (265 mm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Diameter
2.7 in (70 mm)
2.7 in (60 mm)
Material
nylon & polypropylene
polypropylene plastic & stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable extender
red silicone gasket, spring valve

Build Quality

9.0
9.0
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 7 parts visible.
The entire Oxo cold brew coffee maker system disassembled.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.8
8.9

Brewing

8.5
9.0
The immersion filter of a cold brew coffee maker with a bowl of coffee grounds to the left resting on a scale.
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a measuring scale.

Decanting

9.5
9.0
A cold brew coffee maker with the filter just removed after 18 hours of brewing and resting in a glass jar to the right.
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

8.0
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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