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Old 12-04-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I am looking for a decent coffee maker around $45 to $65. I don't know much about them, so can you tell me what a good brand is or where I can find a nice one? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I'm rather fond of my Hamilton Beach Brew Station (http://www.hamiltonbeach.com/coffeeespresso-makers-brewstation-coffeemakers.html - broken link).
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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I am looking for a decent coffee maker around $45 to $65. I don't know much about them, so can you tell me what a good brand is or where I can find a nice one? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
We have a Hamilton Beach Brew Station. We love it.

My wife's baby brother is a roast master at a small local coffee wholesaler, so we've kind of turned into little coffee snobs. That said, this coffee maker really does a nice job.

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Old 12-04-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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I'm rather fond of my Hamilton Beach Brew Station (http://www.hamiltonbeach.com/coffeeespresso-makers-brewstation-coffeemakers.html - broken link).
Sheesh, I should have read the whole thread first, huhh?

I guess that's two thumbs up for the Brew Station.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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I am looking for a decent coffee maker around $45 to $65. I don't know much about them, so can you tell me what a good brand is or where I can find a nice one? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
I've found Melitta coffee makers to be the most durable and the best value. Melitta is more difficult to find, but they're worth looking for, IMO. I currently have a pricey Cuisinart, that while very chic looking, is actually a piece of cr*p.
Stay away from coffee makers that have a bean grinder built-in. They make a mess. Also, i recommend getting one that has a basket filter instead of the cone filter, because disposable cone filters are much more expensive than basket filters.
I don't recommend the "brew station" types of coffee makers because they have a large frontal section that lifts out, and are consequently more prone to leakage/weeping.
Skip the thermal carafe models also. Buy a maker that has a conventional glass carafe and a burner. If you don't want to leave coffee on the burner, buy a cheap thermal carafe to pour the remaining coffee into.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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We have a Hamilton Beach Brew Station. We love it.

My wife's baby brother is a roast master at a small local coffee wholesaler, so we've kind of turned into little coffee snobs. That said, this coffee maker really does a nice job.

I have the same one but white and I adore mine as well. Highly recommend them!
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: USA
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I have the Cuisinart 12 cup w/ stainless thermos carafe. DH said it is a good cup of coffee. I don't drink it. I did get the 12 cup instead of the 10 cup. When they say cups they mean the little cups, not mugs.
Got mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond with the 20% off coupon...........cheaper than Costco.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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I am looking for a decent coffee maker around $45 to $65. I don't know much about them, so can you tell me what a good brand is or where I can find a nice one? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
The only coffee I truly enjoy is one that come from a perculator. I found drip coffee makers, doesn't brew a hot steamy cup of coffee. Everyone that comes over always asks what brand of coffee I use because it is so good, it is not the coffee it's the pot. Perculator ! Perculator!
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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Have any of you ever made egg coffee?
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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I love my Cuisinart 12 cup.
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