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Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Pros: The Cuisinart DCC 3200 is fully automatic with 24-hour programming. Features include pause and serve, and the user can select brewing strength and temperature. The coffeemaker also adjusts for 1 to 4 cups, since it has a reservoir.

Cons: Users have reported the unit may leak, and it also does not accept a thermal carafe.

Summary: The Cuisinart DCC 3200 is a top of the line coffeemaker, is feature-rich, durable and programming is user-friendly. It is certainly one of the best home coffeemakers on the market.
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Keurig K500 2.0 Brewing System

Pros: The Keurig K500 2.0 coffeemaker introduces the ability for a Keurig to make 1 cup or 4 cups of coffee. It is programmable and features a nightlight in the reservoir for easy use. It has separate settings for cocoa and other beverages, as well as hot water

Cons: The touch screen may fail, and the 2.0 is just now accepting pods and carafes that use the buyer's preferred ground coffee, instead of K-cup brands that are expensive.

Summary: The Keurig 2.0 makes a good cup of coffee, but buyers need to be aware the 2.0 feature means they may be restricted in coffee choices, unless they purchase a "my K-cup" that is specifically branded to work with the 2.0.
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Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Digital Coffee Maker, Stainl...

Pros: The Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Digital Coffeemaker has many features that make it a good buy. Users say it brews quickly, and has a brew strength setting. Like more expensive coffeemakers, users can brew a whole pot, or just 1 to 4 cups with the touch of a but

Cons: Users have had issues with durability with this coffeemaker, especially in areas with hard water. The letters may wear off the buttons and customer service has not always been responsive to complaints.

Summary: The Hamilton Beach Coffeemaker has features that are usually associated with higher end appliances. It is programmable and the two-hour shutoff feature is particularly useful in busy households where people might forget to turn off the coffeepot.
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BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home C...

Pros: The Bunn BT Velocity Coffeemaker doesn't boast some of the features that other coffeemakers do; it just makes coffee, and can full up a 10-cup carafe in about three minutes. Water in the reservoir is kept warm, so users can also get instant hot water for

Cons: Users have reported a smell with new units. Bunn is aware and says it should dissipate in four to six weeks. A leaky carafe problem may be solved by using a grease-busting dishwashing liquid to clean it.

Summary: The Bunn BT Velocity coffeemaker, with its no-frills construction, is probably best suited for office breakrooms where it is not as vulnerable to abuse from different people, and where programming and timing aren't as important. It makes coffee quickly, w
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Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffee...

Pros: The Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT coffeemaker is surprisingly feature-rich for the price. It is fully programmable, and like the Cuisinart, users can choose brew strength. It also has the popular pause and serve feature, along with a filtration system to provid

Cons: The unit may emit a "plastic" smell for the first several uses, and some users have said the coffeemaker fails after just a few months. The clock is not backlit, and some users have had difficulties reading it.

Summary: With as many features as some higher priced coffeemakers, the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT is a good buy for budget-minded households, as long as users bear in mind they may be replacing it more often.