From single-serve to traditional 10 cups, there are a lot of options when it comes to selecting the perfect coffeemaker. Consumer Reports tested dozens to find the best brewing machine for the money.
Consumer Reports checked out more than 65 coffeemakers from names like Cuisinart, Mr. Coffee and Krups. The most important factor was brew performance.
"Part of what we're looking for in our brew performance test is to see whether or not the coffeemaker can reach the ideal temperature of 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit," said Consumer Reports' Eric Hado.
When it comes to today's coffeemakers, you have lots of choices. There are brew and dispense models. In addition to a traditional carafe, some coffeemakers have a divided basket so you can brew two different types of coffee into two thermoses.
When all the tests were done, Consumer Reports recommended several traditional coffeemakers, including the Mr. Coffee, model 633 GT, for just $35.
And with the growing sales of single-serve coffee pods, Consumer Reports also tested more than a dozen designed just for those.
"With coffee pods we look for things like brew temperature, consistency, speed, and convenience," Hado said.
Testers top-rated this Senseo Supreme SL 7832 for $125 dollars. It was one of the fastest, brewing a cup of coffee in under two minutes, and it can brew two cups at once.