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Talley313
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 10:01am
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I am trying to buy a programmable coffee maker, so that I will have coffee ready when I wake up. I'm trying to stay under $100 and under $50 would be even better, but most makers I find at these prices have problems with taste, spilling, shorting out, etc. Can anyone recommend a decently priced, quality programmable coffee maker that tastes good and doesn't spill everywhere? The number of cups it makes isn't that important as long as it's 4 or more. Thanks!

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Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013, 2:16am
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I'm not going to argue that letting ground coffee sit all night will make it go stale (which is true), but the easiest sollution is to put a time switch on a drip coffee maker.

 
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Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013, 12:37pm
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Talley313 Said:

I am trying to buy a programmable coffee maker, so that I will have coffee ready when I wake up. I'm trying to stay under $100 and under $50 would be even better, but most makers I find at these prices have problems with taste, spilling, shorting out, etc. Can anyone recommend a decently priced, quality programmable coffee maker that tastes good and doesn't spill everywhere? The number of cups it makes isn't that important as long as it's 4 or more. Thanks!

Robert

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Under 100 is going to be very difficult.  The breville youbrew may be the answer, but price is considerably higher.  As previously suggested, you could get a good drip coffee maker that does not have a timer and put a timer between the cord and outlet.  Even then, I think you are looking at 120 to 150 for a decent coffee maker.  If I were you I would go with the bonavita and a timer switch.  You may b able o find one used for 100.
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Posted Wed Jul 17, 2013, 12:54pm
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You can try Black and Decker 12 cup programmable coffee maker. The coffee taste made from these coffee makers is wonderful. When pouring, they donít spill everywhere. Their price is lower than $100 dollar. You may check out other coffee makers as well which are much more than this but higher in price with more features.

 
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Posted Wed Jul 17, 2013, 5:38pm
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Good tasting coffee requires a brew water temp. between 195-205 Deg. F. A Back and decker is going to fall short and be no better than what you have- once again coffeeloversmag is giving out pathetically bad advice.

Coffeemakers known to brew at the right temp include: Technivorm, Bonavita, All Bunn makers with preheated water chamber, Melitta BCM-4. I've probably missed a couple- maybe someone else will add to the list. I repeat though BLACK AND DECKER IS NOT ON THE LIST!
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Posted Wed Jul 17, 2013, 9:05pm
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I will definitely look into some coffee makers from Bonavita and Technivorm and avoid both Black and Decker and of course Mr. Coffee. I will consider using a timer and a drip coffee maker if I can't find a good programmable one because that does seem to be a problem at the moment. I hadn't thought of using a timer though, that is a brilliant idea. Thank you all very much for your advice. If anyone else has more input, I'm still all ears.
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Posted Thu Jul 18, 2013, 5:37am
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CoffeeLoversMag Said:

You can try Black and Decker 12 cup programmable coffee maker. The coffee taste made from these coffee makers is wonderful. When pouring, they donít spill everywhere. Their price is lower than $100 dollar. You may check out other coffee makers as well which are much more than this but higher in price with more features.

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I had one of these.  It was terrible, and it did not reach the correct temperatures for brewing coffee.  It produced harsh, bitter coffee, with almost none of flavor of the beans themselves, and the thermal carafe's lid held back coffee that staled inside the lid and then came out in the next pour.
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Posted Thu Jul 18, 2013, 7:46am
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1 - Get a decent grinder. Load it with beans the night before.
2 - Get an electric kettle of some sort. Put it on a digital wall timer. Fill it with water the night before
3 - Get some sort of pour-over cone. They come in sizes from a single cup to a full carafe size. There are some made to fit on a thermos as well. it a drip brewer without the heating element and other complications. Place it over a suitable container the night before with the filter in place.
4 - In the morning, hot water is ready. Grind beans (15-30 seconds depending on the grinder and amount of coffee to be made).
5 - Put ground coffee in cone's filter, pour water over coffee.

Ya, not quite as convenient as having the coffee sitting ready to go when you wake up. But the coffee will be far better than the economy drip brewers and the set up more dependable. If the quality of the coffee is not a priority, then look at thrift stores for a $10 used drip maker and buy two or three to have backups.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 18, 2013, 8:33am
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CoffeeRon Said:

Good tasting coffee requires a brew water temp. between 195-205 Deg. F. A Back and decker is going to fall short and be no better than what you have- once again coffeeloversmag is giving out pathetically bad advice.

Coffeemakers known to brew at the right temp include: Technivorm, Bonavita, All Bunn makers with preheated water chamber, Melitta BCM-4. I've probably missed a couple- maybe someone else will add to the list. I repeat though BLACK AND DECKER IS NOT ON THE LIST!

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Good suggestion with the BCM - 4
Get one on ebay. That and a timer should be well under your budget.
Great little coffee maker.

As far as B and Decker,  a good one cupper is the Brew and Go. Use your own cup or the mug provided.
I have two - one I bought earlier (maybe $20 - 30.00) and a 2nd still in box for $10.00 on sale (couldn't believe it - got the last one on the shelf).
My temps on this were right up there.
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