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Brew Coffee Makers Prices, Reviews and Specifications


Also called drip coffeemakers, traditional brew coffeemakers heat water and then drip it through ground coffee into a pot (or, in some cases, directly into a travel mug). Brew coffeemakers can be extremely basic or offer a range of features like a warming plate or thermal carafe, a programmable timer, a coffee grinder, a water filter or an automatic shut-off function.

Black & Decker Brew-n-Go DCM18S
The Black & Decker Brew-N-Go DCM18S is a personal coffee maker that many people say is ideal for a work desk or individuals who are the sole coffee drinkers in a household. It quickly brews a 15-ounce cup of coffee into a thermal to-go mug and the mug fits in most car cup holders. The Brew-n-Go also comes with a reusable coffee filter, and a removable filter basket for easier cleaning. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Black & Decker SmartBrew Plus DCM2000
The Black and Decker SmartBrew Plus DCM2000 is a best-selling no-frills coffee maker. It offers limited features other than brewing the morning cup (or 12) of Joe. The machine uses paper filters and has a removable filter basket to improve the ease of cleaning. In addition, it has a water level indicator so the tank is not over-filled. The machine is considered ideal for offices. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Bunn Velocity Brew NHBX
For the most part, the Bunn Velocity Brew is a basic, no-frills coffee maker. What Bunn offers in the Velocity Brew is speed and consistent coffee flavor. The company's unique brewing system uses water pressure to brew a 10-cup pot of coffee in about three minutes. An internal thermostat keeps the water temperature at a consistent 200 degrees F. Users note that while most machines can be set up rather quickly, the Bunn takes 20-30 minutes of setup with precise directions (included). [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Thermal Coffee Maker DTC-975BKN
The Cuisinart Programmable Thermal Coffee Maker is a drip brewing machine that can be set to brew coffee up to 24 hours in advance. It has a 12-cup insulated carafe that keeps air out and coffee hot and fresh longer than glass carafes. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Cuisinart Brew Control DCC-1200
The Cuisinart Brew Control DCC-1200 is a highly recommended programmable 12-cup coffeemaker that can be set to turn on in the morning and automatically shuts off after a pre-programmed number of hours. The coffeemaker uses a charcoal filter to remove water impurities, and replacement filters can be ordered through Cuisinart. The coffee maker comes with a handful of #4 paper filters as well as a gold-tone reusable filter. Other features include an LCD clock and a brew pause feature that allows for pouring of cups while the machine is still brewing. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Cuisinart CHW-12
The Cuisinart CHW-12 is a best-selling programmable 12-cup coffee maker that also includes a hot water dispenser. The coffeemaker has a 54-ounce hot water reservoir that can be used for both brewing a pot of coffee or for adding hot water to tea or hot cocoa. Indicator lights on the coffeemaker show whether the hot water is empty, heating or ready to dispense. The coffee maker also has a 24-hour programmable auto on timer, an auto shut-off, an included gold-tone mesh reusable filter and carafe temperature control settings. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind and Brew Thermal 12-cup Automatic Coffeemaker
The Cuisinart Grind and Brew Thermal coffee maker is a self-contained all-in-one machine that will grind the beans and brew a full pot of coffee. It has a 24-hour programmable timer and an auto shut-off. Between the brew strength selector and the grind control, users can find their preferred cup of coffee. The machine comes with a gold-tone permanent coffee filter, and charcoal filters purify the water. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Hamilton Beach Scoop Two-Way Brewer 49980
The Hamilton Beach Two-Way Brewer is a versatile mid-priced drip coffee brewing machine. One side can brew directly into a 14 oz travel mug (or any other mug); the other brews into a 12-cup carafe. There is a pod holder that snaps into the single-serve side and allows for use of pre-packaged coffee pods. The model has an LED panel for preprogramming brew times up to 24 hours in advance. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Kalorik CM-25282
The Kalorik CM-25282 is a programmable 12-cup drip coffee maker that comes in a variety of colors. The digital clock and timer can be programmed to turn on any time of day and the panel is back lit so it is easy to read in reduced light. The Kalorik CM-25282 automatically shuts off after two hours for those who may forget to turn it off. A transparent tank makes it easy to fill and a removable filter holder improves ease of cleaning. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Kenmore Elite 06906
The Kenmore Elite 06906 is a Consumer Reports-recommended model that is also best-selling at Sears and Kmart. (Kmart and Sears are the only retail outlets that sell the Kenmore brand.) The 12-cup coffee maker comes with a mesh gold-tone reusable filter and offers a variety of sought-after features including a charcoal water filter, a 24-hour programmable timer and automatic shut-off. It has adjustable brew strength with regular and bold settings. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Mr. Coffee DRX5
The Mr. Coffee DRX5 is a pint-size coffee maker with full-size features, making it a best-selling item at retailers including Best Buy and Target (week of Nov. 14, 2011). While it only brews four cups at a time, it offers features such as a 24-hour programmable timer and auto shut-off. It has windows on both sides of the water tank so consumers can view and measure the water level. It also offers brew-strength options. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Mr. Coffee DW12 and DW13
The Mr. Coffee DW12 and DW13 are 12-cup basic coffee makers with limited function, but are popular for use in both homes and offices. The DW12 and DW13 are identical models in opposing colors -- DW12 is white and DW13 is black. There are no other differences between the models. The no-frills model has a removable filter basket for easier cleaning and an on/off indicator light. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]
Zojirushi Fresh Brew Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker EC-BD15
The Zojirushi Fresh Brew is a 10-cup coffee maker with a thermal carafe that can keep coffee hot for hours after it is brewed. The midpriced coffee maker includes a range of features including an auto shut-off, a pause-and-serve function, and a timer to preset functions. The Fresh Brew is designed to be used with No. 4 paper filters only, not reusable wire mesh filters. Its detachable filter is dishwasher safe. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]