Tips for Buying a Coffee Maker
1. If your primary concern is to keep your coffee hot for a long period of time in your coffee maker, then we do not recommend buying a thermal coffee maker, as these types of coffee makers do not stay hot for very long. Get a coffee maker with a heating plate. Most of the coffee makers with a glass coffee pot have a warming plate. These are best for keeping the coffee hot.
2. If your primary concern is to have no burnt taste to your coffee, or the “old coffee” taste, then the thermal coffee makers are great. Not having a heating plate, and using the thermal coffee pot walls to keep your coffee warm, virtually eliminates the burnt coffee taste. KitchenAid offers a lot of thermal coffee maker options as well as Cuisinart.
3. If your primary concern is matching your kitchen, the Cuisinart Coffee Maker lineup is the brand that we carry that currently carries the most colors, though the color selection is still not very broad. Most coffee makers come in white, black, or black and stainless.
4. If you want a coffee maker with a lot of features, you might want to look at the Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker lineup. These coffee makers grind the fresh whole coffee beans right in the coffee maker, and make the coffee all in one coffee machine. Some of the Grind and Brew machines are programmable as well, so you can wake up to nice hot coffee early in the morning, or have it ready when you get home from work, or whenever you need it. Krups also offers a Grind and Brew Coffee Maker option. The Capresso brand also offer Grind and Brew options and are a little higher end versions of the other two brands.
5. If you are buying for a commercial coffee shop, then you’ll be interested in our Bunn Commercial Coffee and Tea lineup. The Bunn commercial line has just about anything you could need for a coffee shop from tea brewers to commercial coffee makers, to hot pots. We also offer the Bunn Home line as well!
6. If you are buying a single serve coffee maker, then please consider how available the coffee pods / capsules are to you. Most grocery stores carry coffee pods, but please make sure that either we carry what you need and you buy some up front, or you can get the coffee pods at your local grocery store. A coffee pot without the coffee doesn’t do anyone a lot of good, obviously. We carry 1 cup coffee makers ranging from nice and simple such as the Cuisinart W1CM5, all the way to something a little more high end and feature rich, such as the Cuisinart SS-700.
7. If quality is your number one concern, some brands that jump to mind immediately are Saeco and Capresso.
8. If you want an entry level coffee maker and just want something simple, try looking at our Black and Decker lineup. Some of the Delonghi Coffee Makers that we carry are entry level as well.
9. Want a coffee maker to avoid? We recommend that you read the reviews on each product. Nobody can tell you that better than the customers using the products everyday! Usually if a coffee maker has a lot of issues, we will get lots of bad reviews posted for it, which will help you avoid the same issues yourself.
We hope this article was helpful to you in selecting the next coffee maker for your kitchen. If you still have questions or need help, we would be glad to help you. Just call 1-866-852-4268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.