To find the best drip coffee maker, you need to do some sort of research so as to determine which coffee maker is the best for your daily needs. Many people love coffee and it has become a daily regime for a great number of them without anyone going for a day without a cup of this tasty black beverage. It is not every day that you get a chance to go to the coffee shop for a cup of coffee. With so many coffee makers available today, you can choose the best for your home. There are so many choices to choose from and they include the drip brewers, the pour over ovens, French press and even pour over brewers. The best machine will allow you to make your fresh pot of coffee each day.
Making coffee is a truly pleasurable and therapeutic ritual. That welcoming coffee smell will travel all through the kitchen and you come to realize that what you have done is more than just making coffee. This is the true way to treat yourself to something good each single day.
The best coffee makers should be able to allow you to enjoy the whole coffee making experience on a daily basis. Regardless of your flavor preference, a good drip coffee maker should be able to provide it. You will always have a delightful time brewing coffee. It is time to get rid of the mediocre coffee and start experiencing the drip coffee by choosing the brand based on any needs that you may have. It is all about adding water and coffee in the correct quantities.
This Bonavita BV 1800 coffee maker is one of the best drip coffee makers that you can settle for. It has a 140 W heater that raises the water to the temperature that is ideal for making your coffee. It is engineered to ensure the precise coffee grounds and water at the contact time. It has a showerhead kind of design that allows complete saturation and the optimal extraction of all the flavors from the grounds. It can brew up to 8 cups, the equivalent of 4 ounces. It has a keep warm that runs for 2 hours and an auto shutoff.
This is the perfect machine that you have always been looking for especially when you want to get a perfect coffee cup each time. This is a machine that is German engineered and it has glass carafe which brews the coffee in an ideal standards and temperature. Coffee ground saturation and the contact time is also looked into very keenly. This is a coffee maker that has been quality and performance certified and this means that you can brew coffee to the standards of SCAA. You can get that perfect coffee in just 5 minutes. The tank is very easy to fill and it has a very wide opening and some very clear markings that can be used when you are filling water. There is also the boiler heater that releases the water only after it achieves the brewing temperature that is ideal and this is at around 200-205 degrees F. The coffee maker also comes complete with a warranty.
This is a machine that is priced reasonably and it is pretty simple too. It is a machine that is compact in a smart way and it bellies power and great accuracy. The temperature is hot to be able to extract nuances that are found in even fine drinks. The shower head gives adequate turbulence as well as coverage, leaving the grounds saturated at the necessary levels.
Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.; 1400W Heater raises water to ideal temperature; Engineered for precise water and coffee grounds contact time1400W Heater raises water to ideal ...
Cuisinart DCC-2650 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Features and functions
This is another amazing machine that can brew up to 12 cups and it has a very ergonomic handle. Cuisinart DCC-2650 has a dripless spout as well as a knuckle guard. It is a machine that is fully automatic and it has 24-hour programmability. It also has a self-clean and 1-4 cup setting. It has an auto shutoff that is adjustable. The carafe temperature is also adjustable and you can control with the low, medium and high settings. There is the brew pause feature that allows you to enjoy your coffee before completing the brewing. It has a commercial style kind of filter which is permanent. The charcoal water filter is able to remove all the impurities as the coffee brews.
The machine is able to brew your coffee that will keep up with your mornings. The brew technology is very extreme and it usually delivers your coffee twenty-five percent faster, giving you a telexed and more efficient morning regime. You can control the quality of your blend by choosing bold or regular and then set the brew up for some 24 hours in advance so as to have your coffee serving on demand.
This machine is very easy to clean when you need to. It is a machine that is very nice in its look and it goes really well with any other stainless steel appliances that you may have in the home. It is easy to take care of the fingerprints and so on. You can also fit it under the cabinets.
The machine is able to create some really good coffee, especially when you do the settings right and use enough grounds.
Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.; 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard; Fully automatic with 24-hour programmability, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting ...
Moccamaster KBT 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe
Features and functions
This is a machine that has a manual drip brew basket that has a stainless steel thermal carafe. Moccamaster KBT has an exclusive element made of copper for heating and it shuts off automatically after the brewing has been completed. It can brew a half or full carafe on some 6 minutes maximum. The temperature of the brew is very consistent standing at 196-205 degrees F and a pulse action that allows a perfect coffee bloom as the extraction continues. It comes with a warranty which says a lot about the quality of the machine.
This is a machine from the Moccamaster and this company has been known for the production of the highest quality coffee grinders and brewers. These are machines that are made by hand and they are certified too. The company has been known for producing machines that are recyclable, efficient, reliable and long lasting. These machines are just amazing and they are long lasting if you are able to clean them and descale them as they should be.
I have to say that some of the reviews of this product make me despair of the whole review process. They seem to fall into "no coffee maker should cost this much," or "it's not made of platinum." In either case, my advice is this: don't buy it! For those interested in a review of the thing itself, so you can decide if it's worth the (high) price here it is.My wife and I like coffee. It's one of the day's regular pleasures and we drink coffee every day. So we think our regular use justifies some extravagance. We buy good coffee. For years we used a small plastic Krupps grinder and a Krupps then Cusineart coffee maker. And it was fine. But then I took a flier on a burr grinder--way more expensive than the Krupps grinder (c. $100 vs $25 or so). And it was a revelation!! So then, with some Christmas money in hand we did research and were persuaded by a Cooks' Illustrated review and bought the Technivorm. Wow! My idea of coffee is entirely changed. I get all that stuff about "notes of chocolate," and all that. It is just terrific coffee. What excellent wine is to table wine (and we drink a lot of table wine; so this is not about snobbism).The whole Technivorm schtick is simple: a good pump, and keep the coffee at c. 200F until it comes out the nozzle over the coffee. Who would think it would make such a difference? But it does. The machine itself is perfectly durable, but it's not fancy and is largely plastic, not metal. Whatever. The thermos keeps the coffee hot (if, as the instructions suggest, you rinse it first with hot water) for at least 5 hours. After that you should make a new pot anyway. It is fast, and it is quiet. It makes 10.5 cups, which is a little less than we'd like when company comes (12 is good).Read more ›
January 28, 2011
I love coffee. For the past year, I've been immersed in the technical and chemical artistry (and it truly is) of home roasting my own coffee and perfecting the brewing process to take advantage of total control and total freshness. Up to now, I've made my single cups using a thermostatically controlled water kettle and a cone drip device which allows me to control the "steep" time of the water at the proper temperature. But what to do when guests come over?The overwhelming consensus is that the TechniVorm (TV) is the Rolls Royce of batch coffee makers. I got one as a gift and I agree.We all know that cheap coffee makers cannot supply brewing temperature water at the desired 203F. My Mr. Coffee, for example, was 169F at the brewhead. More on this in a minute.The coffee maker comes assembled and requires only that the brewhead wand, filter basket and covers be installed. The water chamber is clear plastic with cup level markings on the side. I have not measured the "cup" volumes yet but I suspect they are consistent with a 6 oz. cup size. The coffee measure with the TV is said to make two cups per scoop, which is fairly accurate as a starting point. The filter basket, basket cover and water chamber cover are black plastic. The brewhead wand is stainless steel.The TV is simple enough to use. Placing the filter basket on a plastic support is a no-brainer except that it helps to notice that the handle should go in front facing you, not to either side. This is because the basket is wedge shaped at the bottom to accommodate the #4 cone filters used, and the brewhead wand is designed to distribute water along the length of the bottom wedge. There are nine holes in the brewhead which distribute water effectively onto the coffee.Read more ›
December 28, 2009
In my quest for the perfect cup of coffee I have at last achieved success!! The Technivorm Moccamaster should be called Moccamaster-of-the-Universe. It is awesome. Easy to set up, easy to use. A child of average intelligence could use it. P-E-R-F-E-C-T coffee every time. The coffee is hot. The cofee stays hot for hours in the carafe. The coffee tastes as good as it piossibly can (see below). It is coffeemaker perfection, the holy grail, the difference between heaven and hell (owners of Delonghi-go towards the light!). It is what you want.I have read all the reviews here and elsewhere. Let me save you the trouble. Here is the low-down:Stupid comment 1) No "features."-This thing is no-frills-you fill it with water and coffee and you turn it on. It makes coffee. You drink it. The end. What else do you want it to do?Stupid comment 2) Coffee is "average" What's the hype all about?-This is common sense, but for those of you who are lacking in that dept I will explain. This machine is awesome, but it is not MAGICAL. If you put crappy coffee in, crappy coffee will come out. It will not make it worse, but it cannot make it better. get it?Stupid comment 3)"Flimsiness"-What? I don't know what people are talking about when they say the base the carafe sits on comes off...did ya follow the simple directions? I did and mine stays together...I'm just sayin'... The parts of this machine that are supposed to come off do with ease (so no breaking it trying to remove lids, filters, etc) and the parts that aren't supposed to come off don't.Stupid complaint 4) No Automatic timer.-Whaa Whaa. How fresh is coffee that has been sitting out all night? Not very. It takes 5 minutes to brew the coffee.Read more ›
December 30, 2010
The machine is made of durable material that is of a very high quality.
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker
Features and functions
This is a great machine that allows you to brew a single cup or even a 12 cup glass carafe. Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Brewer has a standard sized water reservoir that makes it very easy to refill. The pod holder is designed so as to be able to handle even the soft pod and you can select the strength that you want from bold or regular. This machine has a control panel as well as a display that has minute and hour buttons that can be programed for specific brewing time to some 24 hours before hand. The machine has a programmable timer that has a shutoff of 2 hours.
This is the perfect machine for aficionados and coffee drinkers who do not like the long lines that are present at cafes and those who dread the overwhelming coffee options or anyone who wants an early morning fix of coffee. This machine is affordable and low maintenance and you can brew your premium or basic roast coffee in very little time.
The machine is made of stainless steel which makes it very durable as an option when compared to other machines. This two-way brewer is a compact single serve that can be enjoyed every day on a personal basis and also can be used as a 12 cup full machine. Regardless of the time you want your coffee made this machine will be able to do it faithfully. If you are the kind of person who loves to take an extra five minutes to sleep, the coffee maker is your best bet of getting coffee in good time and you will never be late. It has a mesh filter meaning that adding you premium or de cafe brand coffee has never been easier. Make sure that you avoid using too much coffee so as to avoid an overflow or a coffee taste that is weak.
I'm only an owner of the product for 1 day, however I have brewed 6 single serves and 1 pot and so far, it works as described.What I really loved about this machine was/is the concept. However, when I was deciding to purchase, I thought that it required the Senseo pads for the Single cup brew as there was very little info in the product features.After receiving it, I was pleasantly surprised that the single cup brewing contained a little permanent filter that can be used with standard coffee grinds, awesome don't need to pay for the Senseo if I don't want to. It also came with a pack of 18 senseo pads as well.Last night was perfect test of the single cup concept. I had already programmed and prepped my 7AM standard coffee brew, however I still wanted a cup of coffee (this happens often). So I switched over to the single cup and brewed my cup, then switched back and pressed the program button to ensure it would still brew the main pot at 7am. Worked like a charm!! Before I would have had to brew the entire 6 cups that were ready, toss out most of it and setup my morning brew all over again.So far, very happy with the product. I will adjust review / rating as required, but so far 5 stars.Update : 12/29/2012 - 1 Year laterIt has been a year and the machine is holding up well. No leaks, no cracks, not even surface wear. If I were to notice one thing from day 1 to day 370 is the single cup brewer puts out about 4 drips after it shuts off where as it didn't do that 6 months ago. Again, that is the ONLY thing I notice after a year of use.We brew about 1 pot in the main craft in the morning, and at least 3 cups on the side using the permanent filter every day. If it were to break today for any reason I would say it was worth the price and would purchase again.
December 20, 2011
Have had this coffeemaker for a few weeks and am extremely pleased. Very simple to operate, makes super hot coffee and love the idea of making a pot or just a mug/travel mug. The single serve side utilizes Senseo pods which are quite good and easy to find in my grocery store. You can also use non-pod coffee so options are limitless. It took me a lot of time to find the perfect coffeemaker for my household - some of the reviews are scary (flooded kitchens). I absolutely love this coffeemaker - and since I can also make just a cup of very hot tea, this has everything I could need.
October 27, 2011
just retired a $300 High price FANCY Coffee maker ...with all the bells and whistles on it., to the garage...... It made the WORSE cup of coffee I have had in years... Instant tastes better...So I wasn't expecting to fall IN LOVE .................. Well Hamilton Beach ... I LOVE YOU and YOUR DESIGNERS. You listened to the people and what they hate and what they Love.. And married them .. To make this lovely item to grace my KitchenTHANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.............................................................................I have been on a quest to find a Coffee maker that meets my requirements.SIMPLE AS THEY ARE :#1 makes a HOT CUP OF COFFEE that TASTES GREAT#2 Carafe pours without dripping and doesn't have to be tipped upside down to get the coffee out#3 Easy to set up without needed a Learners Manual to run it#4 Clean up is easy*********On the wish list but NEVER expecting to find it ,was the single cup function that I looked with envy at my friends fancy dancy high priced K model..Brewers( just couldn't' swallow the $50/ lb price tag for their coffee.)Well low and behold along comes this gem.by Hamilton Beach.. And to make it even SWEETER .. It makes LOOSE LEAF TEA in the single serving side !! Can you see me giving a HIGH FIVE. And Dancing around my Kitchen.?? Yes it made me that HAPPY.Ok so here is the scoop.. BUY IT... You won't be sorry............................. You can look at the pix's and read the description but just look at all the 5 STARS REVIEWS.. We can't all be crazy.
BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer
Features and functions
This is a drip coffee maker that can make 4 to 10 cups all together in some 3 minutes. BUNN BT Velocity has a double wall and a thermal carafe that is vacuum insulated and this makes sure that the coffee stays warm for around 2 hours. It has a unique spray head that ensures that there is complete and even flavor secretion. The stainless steel hot water tank makes sure that the water is always heated to a brewing temperature that is optimum at around 200 degrees F. The double wall carafe design provides great durability and it is safe to wash in a dishwasher.
The reservoir kind of style for the home brewer makes a lot of coffee at a time. There is the stainless steel tank, a 600-watt heater and a thermostat which is internal. The spray head design allows the coffee flavor extraction to be improved to great heights. It doesn’t have a warm plate.
This is an amazing machine that has been developed by Bunn. It is a machine that will keep your water hot and you can use it for other uses like making tea or chocolate. This is a model unit which is constructed using stainless steel accents and materials that are commercially rated. It comes ready with a warranty which goes to ensure loads of satisfaction.
Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.; Brews 4 to 10 cups (20 to 50 oz.) in about 3 minutes; Double wall, vacuum insulated thermal carafe keeps coffee warm for up to 2 hours; Unique ...
This is one of the best drip coffee makers that you can settle for. Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Digital Coffee Maker has an easy access design for a very fast filling. The brewing is adjustable and it comes ready with the regular and bold cup options. The clock is programmable and it has an automatic shutoff of two hours. There is a relapse button that allows you to swing out your brew basket. It has a base that is wheeled for an easy access that is very fast. This is an ideal coffee maker that can be used to make some coffee that is flavorful and fresh consistently regardless of where you have a large group or are just making coffee for a few people. It has an attractive and functional design that is really easy to clean. It is a marker that allows you to serve amazing coffee and it looks great on the countertop. The machine is able to handle all the work that you hand to it and the machine allows you to have your coffee in only 12 minutes.
Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.; Easy-access design for fast, easy filling; Adjustable brewing with bold, regular and 1-4 cup options; Programmable clock with 2 hour automatic ...
I've tried many coffee makers over the years and this model #46201 by Hamilton Beach is by far the best I've ever owned. There are several very intuitive features that make this particular coffee maker stand apart from the rest. The description and pictures on this Amazon listing don't even begin to describe the features that make this coffee maker great, so I will describe them for you.1. Removable water reservoir - The bottom of the coffee maker is equipped with little rollers. To fill the coffee maker with water, you simply turn the coffee maker around 90 degrees, grab the reservoir by the little handle and lift up to remove it. Take it over to the sink, fill it up, drop the reservoir back into place, and spin the coffee maker back around. This solves two problems that most other coffee makers have, in that I don't have to pull the machine out from underneath the kitchen cabinet in order to open the lid, and I also don't have to worry about trying to pour the water into a tiny little opening in the back of the machine. Great feature.2. Front access to coffee ground basket - The coffee ground basket is located above the decanter, and it swings out to the front, giving me easy access to add my coffee and filter. Again, no more pulling the machine out in order to open the top lid like other coffee makers. There is a button on the right side of the machine, and when pushed the basket is released and it swings out to meet you. It takes regular sized flat bottom coffee filters, and the bottom of the coffee basket has the little spring loaded button that stops the flow of coffee if you decide to pull the decanter out while the coffee is still brewing.3.Read more ›
June 18, 2012
I rarely post product reviews, but this product is worth commenting on. My wife and I are retired and thus have worn out many coffee makers during the years. This is the best one yet. It simply makes a great pot of coffee and the design has solved most of the problems that plague other units. Other reviewers have done a good job of explaining the pros of this coffee maker. So I'd like to address some of the complaints that I've read here. (We bought one in spite of the complaints simply based on the 4-1/2 star rating and good comments.)"Don't like the blue light: - Well I like the blue light. I had to use a flashlight to read the display on our last (expensive) drip maker. With this one, the electroluminescent display is a good size and easy to read in the dark or light. It is not obtrusively bright."Water reservoir leaks all over the counter" - Mine doesn't leak a drop. There is a valve on the bottom of the reservoir that must close when the reservoir is removed from the unit. I suspect that this reviewer has a defective valve, which would be replaced under warranty. And as other reviewers noted, there are multiple benefits with a removable reservoir including being able to fill it at the sink and to remove it for cleaning. It can be immersed."Doesn't heat enough for full coffee taste" - The coffee made with this unit tastes better than any we've had before."Drips each time you pour from it" - I don't understand this comment at all unless it was made by a competitor. I poured coffee from a full carafe as slowly as possible and could not get it to drip. There is a plastic ring bonded to the rim, and the pour slot has a very sharp designed edge to prevent dripping. It works great.Read more ›
May 17, 2013
I don't write many reviews, but this coffee maker is the whole package. In almost 40 years of making a home, I've been through multiple coffee makers and they all let me down for one reason or another. If someone were to custom make one for me, it would have the exact features found here. It has the auto-brew feature that I require, so I can put my coffee together at bedtime and I wake to aroma of it brewing. Of course it has the 2-hour auto shutoff for my safety. No problem to just hit the button if there is still coffee left that I want to keep warm. It has the "cheat" feature I require some mornings, also known as pause-and-brew, that lets you sneak out a cup without coffee running everywhere. Those are available in many coffee makers. But with this one, in the keep warm scenario, I also have the option to lower the heat on the warming tray so that my coffee doesn't cook away and become bitter. An additional feature I love is that I can slow the brewing time to get a stronger brew from my coffee without the bitterness that just adding more ground coffee to the basket would cause. Awesome taste. It has a simple square profile that I love. The pot snugs in there nicely. The pot itself is the FIRST ONE I have owned that doesn't dribble coffee over the side as I pour. Not once. Note one drop. There is a button on the side that swings the basket out to me, no muss, no fuss. Last, but by no means least is the awesome water reservoir. It comes off the maker altogether, you put it under the faucet, fill it, return it to the maker. You do not EVER have to pour water from one vessel to another. Amazingly wonderful combination of all excellent features. Coffee dream come true.
February 3, 2013
It is fast when compared to other machines
Has minimal drip
Grounds rarely overflow, especially when you follow the user manual as well
It is hard to empty the carafe
It is a bit noisy
Emits a lot of steam, which may in a way tell you the coffee is hot. However, don’t place it under the cabinets
Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Features and functions
Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT is an amazing machine that offers you the best tasting coffee ever. You will need to purchase the stainless steel carafe separately. You can set the delay timer ahead so as to be sure that you always wake to some freshly brewed coffee. The freshness timer always makes sure that the coffee stays as fresh as possible after it is brewed. The brew strength selector is able to pump up a flavor that is stronger, especially when you prefer one that is bold lasting. You can stop the cycle when you want a cup before the brewing process is concluded. There is also the 2-hour shutoff that operates automatically. It has a filter basket that is easy to lift and clean. The Mr. Coffee brand has been available since the 70’s and the only thing that they have been concentrating on is making coffee. Now you can enjoy the rich coffee experienced within your home as a priority and along with all sorts of coffee makers, you will be able to share all there is to share about coffee.
This is a machine that has a water window that will always show you the water amount that is remaining within the reservoir. There is also a cord storage that makes it possible for you to avoid clutter and you can also personalize your drink using the strength selector. The machine is compatible with thermal and glass carafe. The thermal carafe is what keeps your coffee hot for many hours and it is an amazing choice when you are entertaining. There is a water filtration system which can aid in the removal of around 97 percent of the choline straight from the water and this actually makes it possible for you to enjoy the taste.
The brewing pause and serve is an amazing feature when you simply can wait for the brewing process to be concluded. The coffee is always hot and you can have it in 6 minutes maximum. It is also very convenient and easy to fill the reservoir, placing the filter and the gauging of the coffee amount that is remaining is also made convenient.
Purchased this coffee maker at local retailer after trying but returning a KitchenAid with thermal carafe. The Mr Coffee is 1/2 the price and twice the function. The optional thermal carafe can be substituted for the glass carafe and the machine automatically detects the carafe and adjusts by turning the hot plate on (glass) or off (thermal. Has all the functions of the best coffee makers. Makes great coffee at a temperature that is hot enough to make the coffee taste good without being so hot that it burns the coffee. I have had some issues with Mr Coffee designs in other older machines but this machine seems to be well designed. As an example, the water spout that delivers hot water to the coffee grounds is automatically placed over the coffee when the cover is closed. (You must move the spout to remove the coffee grounds basket and this feature ensures that it is always placed back at the proper location. The option of glass for 12 cups or thermal for 8 cups of coffee allows great flexibility. I highly recommend this coffee maker.
November 11, 2010
Update 9/8/15: Consumer Reports magazine no longer recommends this coffeemaker because it no longer heats water reliably to the temperature required (195Â° to 205Â° F for five to six minutes) to nominally extract flavor from coffee grounds:"Because the new models of the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT no longer measure up, it is dropping in our Ratings from a recommended model to lower in the pack."Update 1/24/15 - after 2 years of daily use:LCD clock display has not failed due to condensation on its face. Impressive!Filter clogging with colossal spillage over rim of basket - never happened.No hint of plastic smell/taste after the first few brews: There was some when first used, but no more after that.Never had a mildew smell.Only big change is that the warming plate at base is corroding / turning brown. But I have a Cuisinart that does that, too.Conclusion: unit is working the same as when new. Totally satisfied. If it dies tomorrow, I'd buy another without delay - unless of course I saw better reviews for a different unit. Thanks all for your helpful comments!Original review December 2012:After using this Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT coffeemaker for a week, I thought I would attempt to address some of the complaints that other reviewers had on this coffeemaker. Some of the complaints are valid, others, well, it seems like they're describing a different unit altogether, or at the very least a defective one or a different production run than mine. Here we go:1. Coffee overflowing out of the basket and into the reservoir and out to the countertop: I did not experience this.Read more ›
December 13, 2012
Nothing worse than a good sounding review wasting your time by the "Cons" of the Product.So out with it.Cons: Only "One" noticeable thing, pouring coffee into cup, with pot lid down/closed causes dripping. Simply lift lid a little when pouring to solve. No Biggy...Otherwise, I'm satisfied with it. I had very little to no noticeable problem with "Plastic" taste tainting the coffee even on the first brew. Note: Mine did have a small "dent" in the chrome faceplate. Barely nothing to make a fuss about or drop the rating for. Hardly noticeable...No Leaks from coffee maker itself!Buttons work really well.Lights are bright and colorful.Coffee Pot fits in and pulls out of station with no troubles.Handle and lid are good.Controls are simple.Water drip ARM automatically repositions when filling lid is closed.Filling the water reservoir takes a little AIM and Precision, but nothing collegiate.Uses standard small paper filters. I use a permanent filter myself.Regular brew or strong brew with the push of a button.Of course HOT coffee with automatic shutoff after 2 hours(beeps when it shuts off)3 Beeps when coffee is ready - I like that!All around it's a good coffee maker so far after like 8 uses. Simple effective coffee maker. Nothing to worry about or wonder about?Does what it's supposed to do. That is, brand new it does what it's supposed to do. Nice and solid!
February 22, 2011
The brewed drink is usually very hot
You can keep it warm for around two hours
The filter basket is easy to access
The controls are very easy to use
It can shut off automatically
The carafe is also dishwasher safe
It has to be pulled from underneath the cabinets so as to fill water
It doesn’t brew at a temperature that is optimised so as to come up with that good tasting coffee
Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable Brew station Summit Dispensing Coffee Machine
Features and functions
This is a machine that is 12 cup programmable and it has an inner tank that insulated and has no carafe. Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker can brew 12 cups and can dispense a single cup at a time and this actually allows a very consistent flavor. There is a digital display and a water tank that is removable with a water level indicator. The parts can be washed safely in the dishwasher. There is a dispensing bar which allows for a serving that can be handled with one hand and there is the jeep warm mode and an auto shutoff that can be customized. All the parts that come into contact with the water and coffee are BPA free.
Before you use it for the first time, you need to wash the water tank and the filter basket in soapy hot water. The removable reservoir and coffee tank should never be cleaned in the dishwasher. A cleaner has to be used on a monthly basis so as to prevent the deposits that can affect the performance of the machine adversely. It can also lead to a decreased life of your appliance.
The machine doesn’t allow spills or pouring and there is nothing that is too fragile to break that may require replacement. Your drink will not have a scorched flavor and so you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee every time.
There are the enclosed brewing system and the warm heater that ensures that coffee is able to hold in the flavors and the heat for a long time. You only need to add some water and fill a paper or permanent filter with the ground coffee. The coffee will be dispensed into the cup directly.
48464 Features: -Coffeemaker. -Insulated inner tank with gentle heater to keep coffee fresh. -Brew bold, regular, small batch or iced coffee. -Adjustable auto shutoff provides customize settings from ...
Like many of those who wrote reviews, I also owned previous models of the H.B. Brew Station. They were hard to fill without spilling some water. They wore out after two/three years of constant use with very little upkeep by me. They earned their keep. I bought a H.B. Summit 12 cup last week; and before setting it up, I went to this site to check some reviews for suggestions and help on what I might encounter with the new brewer. (This approach is backwards, I know) Had I read the reviews beforehand, I would never have purchased the product. Comments like very messy, cannot see how much coffee is being dispensed, coffee drips all over, can only use a paper cup, coffee is not hot hard to program............... good grief!!!Here's what this 71 year old man experienced in his first week with the "POT" I used the old gold mesh filter I used on prior brewer. Makes the same very good cup of coffes as others before it. I plugged it in, yes, a short plug. filled it to 12 cups, found it much easier to fill than prior machine; Set warming time, pushed "ON" It brewed quickly, I pushed my large thick ceramic cup against the fill bar and watched it fill quickly with hot coffee! no spills, no chills. There was no dripping from the spout. Yes, there was some water vapor coming from the top of te brewer, I and my wife are having NO problems with the machine, Really, people!! This, by the way, is my first ever review of a product. I felt it necessary to respond to the bum rap this product was getting. No, I don't work for, or own stock in H.B Co.
March 1, 2011
I'm a mother of three kids, ages 6 and under, so needless to say, coffee has become pretty important around our house! My brother-in-law has an older model of the brewstation, and I have always loved using it at their house. I love that it has no carafe to clean or break, and the unit itself only needs to be cleaned once a month.My coffee is always piping hot, and stays hot for up to 4 hours after brewing. The program feature works great every time. And I'm really not sure why so many people are having problems getting the coffee from the spout into their cups. I have never had even a drip of coffee spill while filling my mug. I tend to be a slow coffee drinker, and use a travel mug most of the time. Even with a thick walled mug I have not experienced any problems.I have had some condensation water spill when I lift the lid, but I had that with my old coffee pot, too. And being in the kitchen, I grab a towel or a sponge and just wipe it up. Not a problem, in my opinion.I am having trouble understanding why the brewstation is getting such poor reviews. I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could. I really love it that much!
January 5, 2011
I purchased this because of the price in spite of negative reviews and I am glad I did. I have not a single problem with spilling or overflowing. I am adding a photo to show me using an extra tall and wide mug with it with room to spare. I opened the packaging, set it up according to instruction, brewed coffee. Every morning I get up, come downstairs, press any mug I own against the dispenser, fill with hot coffee, consume. It almost seems like some of us are getting a different product than others. Don't hesitate to buy this. it works perfectly as advertised.
September 13, 2012
Brews better than older version
It has no fragile carafes to break or clean
You can enjoy one hand dispensing
It is a machine that is noisy
Water leaks at the back when you lift the lid or when you are done brewing because of the steam condensation
The fast cup can leak at times, especially during dispensing because of lower head pressure
It is hard to see the time setting because of the location
Coffee DRX5 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker has an on and off indicator that will let you know whether the machine is off or on. The filter basket can be removed easily for purposes of filling and for cleaning. You can pour your coffee while you are still brewing the drink. There is the dual water window that allows you to see the water that is in the reservoir. This allows you to fill it accurately. There are different ways in which too much coffee may not be good for your body and it is for this reason that this amazing machine was created. Instead of making too much coffee, this is a smaller one that will be able to work just fine. You will be forced to reduce the amount of the drink that you take.
I bought the Mr. Coffee 4-cup coffee maker a month and a half ago, and have no complaints thus far. I use the thing almost every day.Time involvement:I am a college student and part time employee who wakes up a different time each morning of the week, and I also like to drink tea sometimes instead of coffee. Mostly I brew coffee in the morning, but sometimes I like to see if I can go all day without a caffeine dependence, only to find I need to brew a cup late in the evening to finish my day's responsibilities. So far, this coffee maker has fit very well into my irregular coffee drinking schedule. It brews all four cups in about 5 minutes, and it only takes a few minutes to place in a filter, add coffee grounds, brew, then rinse the carafe and removable coffee filter basket. On days when I'm racing out the door, taking the small amount of time to prepare my coffee doesn't impede my rush.Taste:I buy gourmet coffee, and I find that the coffee comes out tasting great. Sometimes I take my gourmet coffee to the brewer at work--which is a 12-cup, 2-carafe brewer--and the coffee isn't nearly as good. Since these are the only brewers I've used regularly, I'm not sure if there are any brewers that brew "cleaner," but since I don't notice any unusual tastes in my coffee, I'd say this one is pretty clean. To enhance taste, I use cold water from my Brita faucet filter--I've found that impurities in tap water are sometimes amplified when heated in coffee brewers. I use paper filters now, just because there weren't any 4-cup permanent filters at the store when I bought this, but I hear permanent filters provide even cleaner of a taste.Read more ›
February 8, 2009
04/14/2015 - Over seven years and still going strong and brewing good coffee. The clock now gains about a minute per week but really, does anyone buy a coffee maker for the clock? Two pots a day, four days a week with what I am sure is less than the recommended cleaning and care. I still think it deserves six stars.02/25/2013 - Hard to believe this little coffee maker has been with me for over five years now. It's been through a move to my offsight office and back to my main office. The clock still keeps excellent time. The only thing to report is that the little tab inside that holds the lid down is starting to wear out. I just put my mug on the top while it's brewing coffee (so the steam doesn't escape) and keep on rolling. Best money I've ever spent on a coffee maker. I think it deserves six stars (the extra star for reliability and longevity).09/02/2010 - Two year follow-up and the DRX5 is still working great. The clock gains maybe a minute per year if that. This is the best small coffee maker I've ever owned and has led to several other people in my office purchasing like model.09/07/2008 - I've been using my Mr. Coffee DRX5 coffee maker for eight months now and I really like it. I wanted a small coffee maker for my desk at work and this one has really fit the bill. It has a very small footprint so it works great on my desk, it has not leaked a drop which is also good, and it makes pretty good coffee. (I use a heaping 2 tablespoon scoop for four cups.) I chose the black color so it doesn't show the stains. The unit has a removable filter basket so I don't spill grounds when emptying and the water level sight "glass" (which is plastic) is really handy since I fill it out of a water bottle rather than using the carafe.Read more ›
September 7, 2008
I read many of the previous reviews, some of which were not very flattering to this specific coffee maker. I decided to try it out and come up with my own conclusion. Here is my opinion on the Mr. Coffee 4-cup Programmable Coffeemaker. I purchased two of them, one for my husband who likes coffee and one for me who favors tea (although on occassion I will make a pot of coffee). Some remarks were that the coffee had a "plastic" taste. When we first took the coffeemaker out of the box it certainly had a "plastic" smell to it, oh, but of course, it is made of plastic. Thank goodness it had that "NEW" plastic smell, otherwise I might think it was previously used. The coffee and the tea did not have any plastic taste to it. Then I read that it takes too long to brew. I did not find this to be true, it took just the right amount of time to make a great pot of coffee/tea, probably less than 4 minutes. But then, I do multitask in the morning allowing the pot to brew. So, I found no issue with brewing time. On the responses that made pouring an issue and that it was found that the 4-cup would not fill 2 large mugs, here is what I found. Absolutely no problem with pouring. I have had larger coffeemakers in the past that seemed to have this problem no matter what I tried, so I do understand the issue. But this one is perfect. Next, I do have a large mug and what I found works for me is when I fill my first mug up, I add just a small amount of water to the pot so that when I came back for my next refill, it is just enough to fill my mug. Also, by doing this the tea and the coffee are not too strong and bitter, as can happen when they sit and continue brewing. So far I have had no issue with the clock settings. I am neither gaining or losing time.Read more ›
June 8, 2010
It is the best size for when you only want to make a small amount of coffee.
There is a great timer and every 4 cups that are made are switched without having a timer setting. The settings can be helpful when you want to get the coffee and just go.
The machine is also very easy to clean. This is a machine that has a filter cup that is removable which makes cleaning very easy. There is the auto pause brewing that is very helpful and allows less spilling and quick removal at all times.
It takes longer to brew some 4 cups with this maker because it is not meant for a lot of coffee making.
The size is small and can handle a little coffee at a time
Black & Decker DCM18S Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug
Features and functions
This is a personal coffee maker that is able to brew directly into a travel mug that is 15 ounces. There is the stainless steel mug that is tapered to fit most of the cup holders. The permanent filter is able to eliminate any need for the disposable paper filters. There are an auto shutoff and a dishwasher-safe mug, filter basket, filter and mug lid.
Black & Decker DCM18S is a machine that is ideal for active, on the go kind of lifestyle. The coffee maker is able to conveniently and quickly brew 15-ounce coffee into the travel mug that is made of stainless steel. The filter basket also comes with a filter that is permanent and this makes pour coffee regime so much easier each and every morning.
This is a drip-type machine that is an amazing choice for office professionals and commuters or devoted coffee drinkers at households. It is a machine that can brew 15 ounces of the drink in a direct stainless steel travel mug. The mug comes with a rubber handle to give a safe grip as well as a lid to make sure that the drink remains hot. This is a machine that is well designed for a coffee drinker who is on the go and it will shut off automatically once the brewing has been concluded. This is a coffee maker that you can use for heating water for instant foods, chocolate, and even tea.
I have had this machine for five years now so I thought someone might like to here a long term review. Mine does not have a stainless cup, but my cup is tapered like this one.Pros:1) Brews 1 cup (I'm the only one who drinks it).2) Quick, about 2 minutes to brew and 5 to finish dripping.3) Easy to clean. I have rinsed the entire unit several times.4) No trash. Comes with a permanent filter.5) Filter cleans easily. Just tap out the coffee in the trash and rinse.5) Can be used with a timer. See below for explanation.6) Takes up very little space.7) Can be used with other cups. As long as you don't overflow the reservoir and your cup will fit under it, the cup will work.Cons:1) It is gravity fed through the filter so 5 minutes may be too long for some.2) Be sure to line up the exit spout with hole. Once you get it you will see, but if you don't you will have coffee all over your counter.3) If you grind you coffee to fine, you will get coffee grinds on the inside of the machine. No big deal as you can rinse the unit off easily.Timer:Once you activate the unit it will run until the reservoir is empty. The only way to stop it is to unplug it. However, if you plug it back in it will pick up where it left of. If you activate it with it unplugged, it will start as soon as it is plugged in. Therefore, if you want coffee when you wake up, all you need is a wall timer (about $5 from many sources). Set the timer to activate in the morning when you want your coffee. Prepare the machine like normal, depressing the activation button. When the timer turns on in the morning the machine will begin brewing your coffee.
October 6, 2004
I bought this coffeemaker for home about 2 months ago and I love it! It is extremely convenient to be able to quickly brew coffee for just one person. The best features of this unit are:1. It has a built in, "permanent" filter which is a HUGE plus. No more running out of filters, EVER.2. It is fast. In just a couple minutes I can go from sleep to sipping coffee.3. It brews the coffee right into the travel mug. The unit I bought included an extra mug which is also a great convenience.4. It is inexpensive!The only downside I can see is that I would have made the travel mugs a bit larger, but that is not a serious problem. I would buy this coffeemaker again without hesitation.
December 19, 2002
I have used this coffee maker for three weeks now without a hiccup. I bought a Keurig for my girlfriend and she really like's that'. I really enjoy using the coffee machine and it produces great coffee. Here are the arguments:Pros1. Lower Cost per use - use your own bulk coffee2. More customization - add enough coffee to your liking3. Larger cup size - this thing will pump out about 16oz; the size depends on how much water you pour into the machine4. Use of filter - I found cutting filters to size works out best for me. The re-useable filter allowed too much coffee to flow through and I had grounds at the bottom of my coffee cup. I use a fine Kirkland brand coffee.5. Pretty fast, it starts to operate within a few seconds of hitting the start button6. Reduces packaging waste7. Pours into my own cup usually a large traveler or mug8. Easy clean up, I simply throw away (dump out) the paper filter and rinse out the plastic retainer9. Low cost of coffee maker - this thing costs about the same as the additional do-it-yourself filter adaptor for the KeurigCons1. Water reservoir could be a little larger (but, it's already pretty large)2. Space between maker could be larger to accommodate a taller travel mug - I pour my large coffee mug into a Nissan travel mug3. Grounds sometime hit the water dispenser at the top of the maker making cleaning necessary (when using my own fine filter)I feel that the coffee tastes better than the Keurig (plus I like my coffee strong - so I probably use a little more than the single serve size), I think this is because the coffee is allowed to float in the hot water paper filter absorbing more coffee flavor. I will post some pictures of the filter.Read more ›
January 23, 2013
Brews a single cup
It is very quick and takes around 2, minutes to brew and 5 minutes to finish the dripping
It is easy to clean
There is no trash as the filter is permanent
The filter is very easy to clean
It can be used with a time
Takes very little space
It can be used with other types of cups as long as it doesn’t overflow and the cup is able to fit
It is a machine that is gravity fed through the filter
You need to line the exit with hole or else you will have coffee all over
If the coffee is too fine, coffee grinds will make it into the machine, but this should be easy to rinse out.
Peculiarities of Drip Coffee Makers
Drip coffee makers use the very same brewing technique where water is heated within a reservoir which then drips through a filter that is full of ground coffee. However, you can be able to select some extra features and some settings like the type of carafe or pot that you want the brewed coffee to sit. This is one of the main differences of drip coffee makers from others in the market.
The drip coffee makers are available in different types and they include:
Thermal, glass and double pot coffee makers: drip coffee makers are either equipped with duel, glass or thermal system. The thermal carafes are an amazing choice for all people who like brewing a very big coffee pot and want it to remain flavorful and hot for a longer period. The thermal carafes come insulated and, therefore, the coffee remains warm for many hours without the need of a hot plate. This means that the coffee will not burn or overcook and it also allows the pot to be easily moved.
Thermal and glass carafes coffee makers don’t have any insulation and they have to remain on a hot plate so as to remain warm. This means that you have to limit the time that the coffee remains on the plate because if you leave it to burn, freshness breaks and you are left with the bitter tasting coffee that you will not be able to enjoy. So as to enjoy the coffee at its optimal, you need to consume it as soon as it is made. The glass carafe machines give you an option of seeing the amount of coffee that has been brewed.
Dual pot system is an ideal choice for people who want to brew different kinds of flavors at a time. You can opt for a regular pot or a decaf. This kind of drip coffee maker features some dual brewing stations and this is what makes the pots ideal for the entertainment in large venues like the office.
Choosing a coffee maker that has features which fit into your lifestyle is a great idea. The dual pot coffee makers are an amazing choice for anyone with a crowd. Also, the thermal ones are ideal if you plan to go back to the brewed pot after a while. If the coffee that you plan to make is only for one person, then you have to choose a pot which can make small amounts of the drink at a time.
When you are choosing your coffee maker, you need to consider programmable controls. This is a feature that will really aid you most times. There are machines that will allow you a programming option and the ability to set the time when you want to start brewing. If you are too tired to wake up too early, your machine can be set so as to start brewing at the exact time that you set.
Built-in grinder allows you to ground fresh coffee making a drink that is truly divine. There are some machines that have a grinder that is inbuilt and this will brew the amount that is necessary for that optimal enhancement of flavor.
Machine with showerhead holes is another amazing feature when you want flavor extraction to the optimal. The showerhead holes usually produce a spray of water over the grounds constantly and this makes sure that more saturation is achieved. There are so many other features that make the drip coffee makers ideal. You can get a machine that has all the outstanding features that you have always desired and be on your way to enjoying the best cup of coffee ever. You will always be able to find a drip coffee maker that fits your lifestyle very well.
How to Choose the Ideal Drip Coffee Maker
Best drip coffee makers are always outstanding and they are able to offer you the kind of experience that you have always been looking for. There is nothing ever better than that perfect cup of coffee that allows you to start off the morning in the right way. More and more people are opting to make their coffee straight at home rather that spend money on those expensive lattes. There are so many coffee makers that are available today and they include the drip coffee makers. There is a sophisticated machine as well as the base cones. If you are interested in buying a drip coffee machine, there are some considerations that you can do so as to always make sure that you have settled for the best at all times.
Coffee maker types: the first thing that you do is to make an exploration of all the drip coffee makers that are available in the market. If you like to enjoy many coffee flavors and you don’t like having to grind own beans, then you can choose a single serve kind of maker. This is an ideal option for anyone who is not really for waiting around for a full pot to conclude brewing. The single serve makers are also called the pod coffee makers and they are an excellent choice. They are coffee makers that use a coffee pot that is sealed in a container to brew the coffee as you will not need too much clean up. There is also a very wide assortment of the coffee pod flavors and the k-cups that are available.
The single serve machines only require insertion of coffee pods or the k cups to the basket. The maker will then pass some heated water all through the pod so as to brew a cup of coffee. They are available in all sorts of flavors.
The drip coffee makers are ubiquitous machines when compared to all others. They are very easy to use and this is why so many people are using them as a common fixture within the workplaces and the households. The water is usually heated in the reservoir and then poured over the grounds through a filter and to a carafe. Automatic machines can brew around 12 cups at a time. Look for convenient features such as programmable brewing so as to be able to set the coffee maker to brew in the convenient time. There is the pause functionality that also allows you to make a cup of coffee before the completion of the cycle.
There are different ways in which you can determine which the best drip coffee maker to use is. There are features like programmability, auto shutoff, keeping the coffee hot and so many others that can help you determine which the best drip machine to use is. Amazon ratings, reviews from customers and the sales that such a machine has been able to enjoy can also be a great way to decide how well the machine is able to operate.