When I said I wanted to give Jura Z6 a winner title from the battle between Jura S8 vs Z6, I was not biased (yes, I have to repeat this). Most of you would think I prefer the Z6 since it looks like the model Z8. However, I choose the Z6 for its large water reservoir and zero-energy switch mode.
There are also other factors that help me find out the right winner. Let’s get started!
Differences Between Jura S8 vs Z6
Design & Convenience
When I compare both machines to the Z8 model, I always choose the Jura Z8 due to its large touch screen and grooved water tank. We have the S8 gadget with the same 4.3 inches touchscreen and the Z6 gadget with a grooved water reservoir. Which one should you and I choose?
First of all, let’s check the dimensions and weights of both models. The Jura Z6 vs S8 offer the same sizes but different mass. The Z6 tips the scale of 26 pounds while its counterpart is only 22 pounds. Therefore, in terms of portable, the S8 has more advantages.
The second factor to consider is the position of the milk frother. The Z6 model has the frother stands in between two spouts, which minimize the movements of cups from place to place. On the other hand, the Jura S8 has a separate frother on the right of the machine. This split frother is also a convenient idea for cleaning and maintenance.
Now, we’re back to the touch screen and water tank problems. If you look at the pictures below, you can easily spot that the S8 has a beautiful touchscreen display, and the Z6 offers a TFT screen with buttons.
I understand that many people would prefer a touch screen gadget (like me), but keep in mind that the fingerprints you left on the screen are sometimes quite annoying.
Wattages and Capacity
The Z6 is designed with a very astonishing grooved water tank that can store more ounces of water than any Jura model. As expected, it offers buyers to fill in 84 ounces of water and 10 ounces of bean container capacity. In other words, you will brew at least 16 cups of coffee until your tank runs out of water and beans.
As for brewing different types of coffee, the S8 has more advantages since it can prepare up to 15 specialties. The Z6 has 2 specialties fewer than its competitor, which is the ability to heat hot water for green tea and brew cafe latte.
Apart from that, the engines of both machines are quite robust. With 1450 watts and double spouts, you won’t have to worry about wasting too much time on your coffee machine.
Due to the large water tank, I’m totally on the Z6 coffee maker’s side.
Though both models cannot steam and brew coffee simultaneously, the Z6 is still more modern than the S8 due to its Save Energy Mode function. The smart gadget of Jura Z6 allows users to save unnecessary energy consumption by automatically turning off the machine after 10 minutes of use.
Another factor is related to the ability to turn your recipes into machine presets. Apart from the 13 presets, you can add more of your individual choices to optimize the machine.
The last difference between the two models is the maximum number of servings that each machine can store. While the S8 can only hold 16 servings (like other models), the Jura Z6 expands to 4 servings more.
So, which one is more suitable for you? Let’s check out the pros and cons section before deciding.
Quick Rundown of Jura S8
- More specialites
- Large touch screen
- Compact and lightweight
- Smaller water reservoir
Quick Rundown of Jura Z6
- 84 ounces of water tank
- Compatible with Save Energy Mode
- Able to save personal recipes
Both Jura S8 vs Z6 are the two worth-purchasing machines in the market nowadays; however, if I have to choose the one that can sit in my kitchen corner, I will go for the Jura Z6.
It has larger capacities in water tank and ground coffee servings, as well as the neat TFT color display. Personally, I choose this model because I don’t need a high-end gadget with too many whistles and bells. But if you’re opposite to me, feel free to pick the S8 machine.