Wake up and smell the coffee. With auto programming all you have to do is place the grounds in the container and walk away or go to sleep. The coffee maker does it all while you wait or sleep. Some will even grind your coffee for you. Now thats progress.
How to do your own kitchen appliance reviews. Discover how to select the best coffee maker with our coffee maker reviews. Kitchen appliance reviews tend to only focus on one type or model. This buying guide shows you exactly what checkpoints to watch so you end up buying the best coffee maker for your needs!
Coffee makers come in different colors, allowing you, the buyer, to choose the look that best compliments your kitchen. The color of the coffee pot should be able to match the rest of the appliances including a brushed aluminum.
It is important to have a coffee pot that is large enough to handle enough cups of coffee for a party as well as the flexibility to handle single cups. Coffee makers in the current market offer single serve sizes in the Pod models. These are becoming increasingly popular.
Another quality of a good coffee maker would be temperature of the water making the coffee. A good cup of coffee is made by the hottest water possible filtering the coffee. True coffee connoisseurs require that coffee be made at a temperature close to 200 degrees.
A programmable timer allows you to prepare the coffee in the evening and have it ready when you wake up in the morning. A good coffee maker should have a programmable shut off feature so that you can set it to automatically turn off after a certain amount of time each day.
The pot should snap right into place and snap right out in a satisfying way. It should not wobble. It should not blow steam. If it has an electrical cord, that cord should be insulated, strong and both long and flexible enough to do the job.
The mouth of the coffee pot should be wide enough to get a hand inside to clean any burnt marks. You should be able to remove the filter basket and other parts to easily clean your coffee machine. The warming tray should be accessible and easy to wipe clean. The carafe or pot should be fully capable of being disassembled and cleaned.
Some coffee makers have built-in water filters to remove minerals and other impurities in your water. Water filters need to be cleaned and replaced, so make sure the one in your coffee maker is easy to access. Some coffee machines offer the option of permanent coffee filters for those who don't want to stock the paper ones.
Many coffee makers feature an automatic pause that lets you sneak a cup of coffee even if the pot has not yet finished filling. This is very handy if you're the sort who just can't wait!
Some people prefer to use "pod" coffee makers. A pod is a single-serving container holding coffee grounds; pod coffee makers allow you to brew one cup at a time. The self-contained pods remove the need for cleanup, and allow different members of the family to drink different types or flavors of coffee. This is currently a very popular feature.
Some coffee makers grind whole beans for you (called grind and brew coffee makers). The advantage is added convenience; the disadvantage can be extra cleaning. Decide which is most important to you.
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