The Single Cup Coffee Maker
What Size Cup Can You Use?
Single cup coffee makers have been a real success on the market. Consumers like that they are easy to use when travelling and very convenient for someone who does not want to brew a whole pot or who only needs a couple cups of coffee a day.
Black and Decker DCM7 Cup-At-A-Time Coffeemaker
The Black and Decker DCM7 Cup-At-A-Time Coffeemaker brews from 8 to 12 ounces at a time into a small mug of your choice. The water reservoir is easily accessed through the flip up lid.
There is a lighted on/off indicator and an automatic shut off safety feature.
This single cup coffee maker also comes with a permanent filter.
Users felt this single serve coffee brewer is a snap to use and brews a cup of coffee in no time.
They really liked the automatic shut off feature and felt that the power switch was larger than average which was a nice touch.
Users also liked the reusable filter and the wide reservoir opening that made it easy to fill.
What concerned consumers about this single cup coffee maker was that it will not allow for the use of larger mugs and that grounds easily got into the mechanism and eventually into the coffee.
Also, some users expressed concern that over time the steam warps the reservoir lid.
If you want an easy to use one cup coffee brewer that makes good coffee then this coffee maker is a good option for you. However, if you prefer to use tall mugs then you may wish to look for a different single cup brewer.
West Bend 56202 Single-Cup Coffee and Water Dispenser
The West Bend 56202 One Cup Coffee and Water Dispenser makes 12 ounces at a time and features an auto shut off option.
It is dishwasher safe and comes with a permanent filter.
Users remarked that this is a very fast single cup coffee maker and that it has clearance to accommodate a variety of sized mugs. It was appreciated that the coffeemaker comes with 2 brew baskets and a permanent filter and pod holder. Consumers also liked the small size which made for easy storage.
Some consumers were not happy that the maker brews only 12 ounces.
With barely any negative reviews, this coffee maker seems to be a good fit for the majority of consumers.
It has a nice range of included accessories and is made for quick and efficient operation.
Keurig B40 Elite Gourmet K Cup Home Brewing System
The Keurig B40 Elite Gourmet Single Cup Home Brewing System is made for use with Keurig K cups pre-measured gourmet coffee and tea.
It features one touch operation and multiple cup size options.
It has a large 48 ounce water reservoir and a removable drip tray.
Generally it is thought that this single serving coffee machine produces an excellent tasting coffee quickly and that it is very easy to use.
Consumers liked the automatic shut off feature and liked the overall look of the machine.
Consumers did like the limit of a 7.25 ounce serving size which is a set serving size that can not be changed. Also the brew strength is a set setting as well, so there is no adjusting it. They also expressed concern over the price per cup, considering you must use the K-cups with this unit.
This coffee maker is a great option for someone who already uses K cups, but for those who do not it may not be an economical choice.
Overall, the unit is efficient, but the lack of serving size and brew strength options may not work for all consumers.
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