Best Drip Coffee Makers

Best Drip Coffee Makers Under $101 According to Consumer Reports are these three.

Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200C at $100 or even less

Black & Decker 12-Cup DLX1050B at $20

Black & Decker Brew 'N Go DCM18S at $25.

A lot more of us are making coffee at home to avoid rising prices at the coffee shop and most of us are using the old stand by the dripper. And why not because it is a very easy way to make a great cup of coffee fast.

Consumer reports has done a pretty exhaustive study rating 36 models which brewed from 8-12 cups and 4 models that were bean to cup type machines which pour coffee right form the machine into your mug.

They came up with some pretty surprising results.

Guess what the most costly aren't always the best - some of the most expensive did not produce the best coffee and they were complicated to use.

Best Drip Coffee Makers

Not surprising to me is the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200C is a machine that has been well reviewed before on this site. I have used this machine myself in a recent trip to a Florida time share and it worked very well. Consumers gave it the highest rating on the test 87 out of a hundred for brewing performance, convenience, and carafe handling.

Want to save some money and have a model that brews almost as well? Well the Black & Decker 12-Cup DLX1050B at $25.00 will do the trick. They gave it 77 out of a hundred.

The Black & Decker Brew 'N Go DCM18S at $25 bucks brews one to two cups in a Mug-To-Go, a steel thermos type container and it got 72 points.

Well for best value there’s the old student standby.

The Manual Drip.

Many people prefer these Manual Drip Machinesto complicated and costly electronic automatic coffee drippers.

No complicated inners to break down like their electronic cousins and many think that the coffee they produce can be better because you have more control over the process.

Because you control the amounts of water that you pour into the filter and the speed at which you pour it –you can use a finer grind than you can in your automatic dripper. No clogging or spillover.

Use your burr coffee grinder for the best grind and pour hot (almost but not quite boiling) water to just cover the grinds and wait for it to soak in. Then add more water so it is always just above the ground coffee beans.

Another advantage to the burr grinder is that the best ones can be programmed to grind up to 18 or 21 levels of fineness or coarseness so you can experiment to find the best one for your taste.

In addition, they can also be programmed to grind just as much coffee as you need. No more guessing like the cheap blade grinders.

To make coffee great, no matter what machine you use it’s important to use just the right amount of coffee – not too much and not too little.

For an automatic coffee experience one of the best rated machines is the BrewStation® Plus 12 Cup Coffeemaker For more information just click here Hamilton Beach 47665 BrewStation Plus 12-Cup Automatic Drip Coffeemaker


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