5.14.2014

Good Housekeeping Puts Coffeemakers to the Test




Best of the Test: Primo Coffee Makers

Of the 51 drip-style machines the Good Housekeeping Research Institute put through the mill, these brewed the best.  You can find the whole list on their site.  Here are the top 4 and why they were chosen!



State-of-the-Art
BUNN HT Phase Brew 8-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer ($150, bunnathome.com)

Our winner heats water to the ideal temp before it touches the grounds, making for a flavorful cup of joe. More early-morning happiness: It's a breeze to set up.




Major Multitasker
Cuisinart Fully Automatic Burr Grind & Brew ThermalTM 12 Cup Coffeemaker DGB900BCC ($200, cuisinart.com)

The built-in grinder automatically preps the perfect amount of beans, for two cups to 12.





Budget Buy
Kenmore Elite Elite® 12-cup Drip Coffeemaker, Black($50, kenmore.com)

This one from Kenmore works quickly, simple to use — and did you see the price? One gripe: Its tank and basket are tough to access if your coffeemaker sits back under hanging cabinets.






Taster's Choice
KRUPS Cup on Request Programmable Coffee Maker with Precise Warming Technology, 12-cup, Black ($200, krupsusa.com)

This machine made the most delicious coffee in our tests — and kept it hot for four hours! Brews up to 12 cups in an internal carafe.