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Jan 4, 2011 08:13 PM

Looking for great coffee maker

I'm are looking for a really great, simple drip-coffee maker for our new kitchen. Not knowing much about the available choices out there, I hope to inquire with everyone here in hopes you may have a recommendation.

Maximum $200
Compact, Simple
Great for 2 cups, or 8 cups
Ideally Stainless, but not necessary

And of course it has to make a great cup of coffee :)


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  1. I have always had good luck with Cuisinart coffee makers.

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    1. re: mels

      I have the cuisinart brew central $80, I like it better than our old stainless steel capresso coffee maker to be honest.

      1. re: danionavenue

        I agree. This model makes a good cup of coffee. It tells you when you need to clean. And there is a setting for 1-4 cups. They don't last forever, but you should get several years out of one, if you read and follow the directions for care.

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      1. For the archives, check out the Zojirushi. Love mine. Reliable, bomb-proof, great SS carafe.

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          1. re: jnk

            Another vote for the Zo. Love ours.

          2. re: Kagemusha

            I have that exact same Zojirushi. It's good for the price ($80 at Amazon) and I have no complaints. The Technivorm is no doubt a better coffee maker, but the price is about 3.5x higher.

          3. I got my parents the cuisinart burr grind and brew machine. You just put beans in, and can program when you want it to grind the beans fresh and then make coffee out of them. Makes a great cup of coffee and with cuisinart you can replace the filters every few months and my parent have now had this machine 2 years. They used to go through a coffee machine every 6 months.


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            1. re: TeRReT

              Love out Grind and Brew. Have had it for almost 8 years and it works SO well!!

              1. re: MRS

                Love mine! First one still works but wanted a newer updated one and bought another one for my new kitchen. Now have two..LOL We love to grind our own beans and this does great

              2. re: TeRReT

                I am searching the archives looking for espresso/cappuccino makers and had to add to this thread as well....we have had this burr grind and brew machine for several years and even though you have to clear out the chute every few pots it still makes great coffee!

              3. I have a Capresso 440. The stainless carafe is great--the coffee stays HOT for 3-4 hours and tastes better than any of the drip makers we have tried. It has a feature for brewing a 1/2 pot and time brew. I saw one recently at Tuesday Morning for $99.