Does your coffee maker need replacing? It does kind of stink to need a new one after that coffee maker that has served you well for several years suddenly starts choking up and then just quits on you. Because you’re not exactly that local Starbucks with its professional grade coffee machine, you can get a good coffee maker without spending a ton. So here’s ten coffee makers that work well for home use.
This selection from Mr. Coffee is compatible with Keurig cups and is limited to a 9-ounce cup size. It includes 5 K-cups to get you started. People who don’t need to brew entire pots of coffee like it for just brewing one cup at a time in the morning. One user came up with a useful hack: a small standalone cupboard that he could stick in a corner to store the K-cups in and keep the coffee maker on top of.
This is obviously the Mr. Coffee selection for people who frequently brew pots of coffee but don’t need an overly high priced coffee maker. Users did recommend filling this with only cold water from the tap if you don’t want to risk frying the electronics from too much steam condensing inside the coffee maker. The ability to adjust brew strength is especially popular with families with members who like their coffee a little stronger or a little less intense than everybody else.
This Keurig brewer includes 12 K-cups and the ability to brew cups of coffee in three sizes. The 48-cup reservoir is pretty impressive for a home-use coffee maker. Some reviewers did recommend finding a reusable coffee pod so you can brew your own coffee and save on K-cups, but liked this one as a beginner model without a lot of hassle involving cleanup.
Adjust your brew strength to suit your tastes with this selection from Hamilton Beach. It’s compatible with K-Cups and can hold up to 12 cups of water. Users enjoy its ability to accommodate a 14-ounce travel mug or make a pot of coffee depending on their brewing needs on any given day. The ability to just use your own coffee was especially popular if you dislike the cost of the K-Cups.
This option includes a 48-ounce removable reservoir for easy filling, a 12-pod K-Cup variety pack, and the ability to brew a cup of coffee in as little as one minute. There is a 2.0 model, but users often decided to stick with this version for its reliability.
This model claims to have an improved ability to extract flavor from coffee and works with most K-Cups. Users like that it works about as well as more expensive models without being overly complicated. It won’t make a pot of coffee, but it does well for when you just need a quick cup of coffee in the morning.
This is programmable to brew up to a 12-cup pot of coffee even before you get up in the morning. It includes a gold-tone reusable filter to reduce the waste of using your paper filters only once before you throw them away. Customers who had a previous version of this before buying a new one say that Cuisinart seems to have improved the pour lip on the pot a little bit, but it’s still the same old reliable machine.
This model boasts the capacity to brew pots and individual cups of coffee side by side, making it ideal for families who have that one person who gets impatient while waiting for the coffee to brew. The programmable timer is especially convenient for eliminating one step in your morning routine. Some users were amused by the ability to obtain hot water for ramen or soup in a jiffy.
This is a pretty basic and cheap coffee maker for coffee enthusiasts who believe that making a pot of coffee shouldn’t be overly complicated. It’s from China, which may explain part of the low price, but it’s sturdy and Proctor Silex seems to have a reputation for creating coffee makers that can last a while.
It’s pretty rare to see a purple coffee maker, but it’s cute and it works. The reusable coffee filter reduces the need to fill up your trash can with paper filters and cleanup is relatively easy. Coffee is easy to make with the push of a button, comes out hot and stays hot. The price is decent for a coffee maker that just works.