Coffee maker reviews to help you choose the perfect machine for your kitchen, plus a short but interesting article by Sharon Chapman on what features to look for in a one cup coffee maker.
What follows is a list of links to particular Coffee Makers that we have reviewed. We have grouped them according to the U.S. Price, as of Spring 2011.
The prices in your area may be different. These prices reflect the lowest average price for a brand new, in the original box Coffee Maker.
These may not be the exact models you are considering but they will give you many ideas on how to select and what to look for in a coffee making machine.
Features to Look for in One Cup Coffee Makers
By Sharon V Chapman
Once the decision has been made to buy a one cup coffee maker the coffee lover needs to decide on which features are important and which ones can be skipped if necessary. Regardless of the type of one cup coffee maker purchased, pod or K-cup, they both can be outfitted with various features. Some of these are listed below along with why they are good choices.
Multiple Serving Sizes:
This feature allows for different brew sizes to be selected. Most one cup coffee makers have at least two. Some of the newer models have three or four, one for a travel mug and one for an iced beverage. The iced beverage setting limits the amount of hot water forced through the coffee. The larger setting makes a large serving size for a travel coffee mug.
Adjustable Temperature Controls:
Not all one cup coffee makers have this feature; however, some of the more advanced models have an adjustable temperature setting that can be set up or down to the users taste.
Typically considered an extra feature that is not necessary but is nice, this feature empties the used pod into a waste receptacle. This is typically not available on K-cup models.
These can be timers that power the machine on or off at a set time. This insures that the water is ready when the person is ready to make a cup of coffee. It also helps to keep the machine from being powered on when it is not being used by turning off.
These are coffee filters that fit the pod unit or K-cup unit and allows the drinker to make a cup of coffee using their own fresh ground coffee rather than a purchased coffee pod or K-cup. These can be money-saving filters and also allow for more customization of coffee flavors.
Larger Reservoirs or Plumbing:
The reservoir is what holds the water for the coffee makers. Some models have larger reservoirs than others and some can even be plumbed to a water line to allow for a constant source of water to the machine.
Availability of Supplies:
If it is hard to find the supplies needed for the one cup coffeemaker, such as the pods, K-cups or other source of coffee the machine won't be very valuable. Some types of machines use pods or K-cups that are available in specialty stores and online and can be ordered on a regular basis as part of a monthly club.
The features of the one cup coffee maker vary from machine to machine. Individuals can compare models and features until they find the one that suites their needs. Some features are nice to have but not necessary while others make the machine easier to use. Individuals can choose their coffee makers based on features they want.
Sharon V Chapman writes on the joys of coffee and provides consumer information on one cup coffee makers for http://www.a1-coffee-makers.com/- your premier online guide to coffee makers and accessories.
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