Best Buy's $5 Coffeemaker

Yes I love my Keurig and we use it every day... but sometimes if I know it's going to be a 4-5 cup morning or there are 2 or 3 of us drinking morning coffee,  or I'm having guests, I like to have a back up!  It's easy to go through a $12 box of k-cups in one sitting if you are entertaining coffee drinkers.  That is why I love having a 'regular' coffee pot to fall back on.

Currently that is my Hamilton Beach Brewstation which I really, really love but I bought it about 8 or 9 years ago and it has a flaw.  The heating element is in a position so it dries out the seal on the carafe and it leaks.  To remedy that and buy a little more life out of my favorite coffeemaker, I used silicone sealant, sealed the edges, let it dry and got a few more years out of it.  But I have to admit, it's time has come. (They changed the design and fixed this design flaw since then).  

I must invest in a new 'back up' brewer.  That is how this post was born.

I bought a TV for my oldest daughter, who has just graduated college and lives in a place of her own 1100 miles away.  I had it shipped to the Best Buy store closest to her home for easy pick up.  Apparently they were offering a promotion at the time to receive a $15 gift card or gift code when you used the ship-to-store option.  I got my code yesterday and immediately thought;  "I bet I can put it towards a new back up coffee maker!"

I was thrilled to find the Mr. Coffee (12 cup, programmable) normally $30 on sale at for $14.99 but then I saw this one... a 10 cup basic, no bells and whistles brewer with a built in brewer basket so you don't need a filter.  Love that option.  What to do????

In the end... I got both!  For a grand total of $10 with shipping and handling and tax, I just got 2 coffee pots.  One of which, I wanted to share with my readers...  if you need a dirt cheap, basic coffee pot, how does a $4.99 brewer sound?

10-Cup Drip Coffeemaker


Original Price: $19.99
You Save: $15.00

Complete your morning ritual with this SA-PDCM01 10-Cup drip coffeemaker that features a dishwasher-safe glass carafe and a removable brew basket for easy cleaning. A water level gauge on the carafe makes it simple to brew plenty of coffee.
Product Features
  • On/off button for simple operation.
  • 750 watt output
  • 10-cup capacity
  • Water level gauge on the water tank
  • Up to 10-minute brewing time
  • Dishwasher-safe carafe
  • Along with a removable brew basket allows simple cleaning.