Best Grind And Brew Coffee Maker Under $200

Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by in Articles, Product Reviews

Today we are taking a look at three of the most popular and best selling grind and brew coffee makers under $200. A grind and brew coffee maker is what we would normally refer to a regular drip coffee maker with a built-in grinder to make the whole process of brewing a coffee a little bit simpler. They are often programmable and can be the perfect way to wake up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning.

The three we are comparing here are from competing brands, Cuisinart, Krups and Capresso and each one comes with it’s own features and benefits so without further delay, lets take a look!

Cuisinart DGB-700BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker

Amazon Image Cuisinart are maybe the most well known brand when it comes to grind and brew coffee makers.

The DGB-700BC will grind your beans just before brewing or it can use ready-ground beans. It is fully programmable, meaning that you can set a time for it to start brewing, how many cups it will brew and the strength of the coffee.

There is a warming plate to keep your pot warm for up to an hour (which is not available on Cuisinart’s thermal pot version of this machine).

It is famous for making a great tasting cup of coffee and the ability to program the strength is a favourite among it’s users.

Comes with a gold-tone filter as well as paper filters for controlling how much sediment you like to flow into your pot.

 

Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder

Amazon Image This model from Capresso is also fully programmable and has a conical burr grinder for the best grind.

The grinder has 5 settings to let you customise your perfect cup of coffee by testing which setting gives you your favourite flavour.

Like the Cuisinart, it also has an adjustable strength setting and can brew with or without the grinder, letting you use pre-ground beans.

The grinder channel is easy to maintain and prevent from clogging.

It has a charcoal water filter built in to remove many of the impurities of tap water, which results in a better tasting cup.

It also features a 2 hour safety shutoff and a non-stick warming plate.

Uses a gold-tone coffee filter.

 

Krups KM7000 10 cup Grind and Brew coffee maker with conical burr grinder

Amazon Image Much like our previous two grind and brew coffee makers, the Krups KM7000 features a conical burr grinder with 5 grind levels, programmable strength and a built in water filter.

The KM7000 feels sturdy and is heavier than other models, whilst the grinder is also a lot quieter than most.

It is very easy to clean the coffee filter in one easy step.

This model does unfortunately have a reputation for becoming faulty after one to two years of use, which is a shame because functionality-wise this is a great machine.

What are the main differences?

These three machines are very similar in functionality, but here are the main differences between them.

Cuisinart

  • Slightly larger capacity of 12 cups, compared to 10 cups from the other two
  • Longest warranty at 3 years

Capresso

  • Most compact design

Krupps

  • Most sturdy construction but also most likely to become faulty (electrics)

 

How to choose the best grind and brew coffee maker

Although the Krupps has a relatively low user rating at under three out of five stars, it is on this list because it is still currently one of the best selling models. However the likelihood that it will become faulty along with the fact that it has the shortest warranty period should have you thinking very hard before investing in this model.

So how should you choose between the Cuisinart and the Capresso? Well, the Cuisinart is currently the most affordable of the two and is the most heavily discounted compared to it’s RRP (click through to more details in the table below), but the Capresso in our opinion looks more sleek and stylish whilst being smaller too.

The Cuisinart however does make a slightly bigger pot and is arguably a more well-known brand.

If you still need a little more guidance on what might be the best model for you to invest in, check out the user reviews on Amazon from each of the models by clicking the link in the table below.

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BrandCuisinartKrupsCapresso
TitleCuisinart DGB-700BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Chrome/BlackKrups KM7000 10 cup Grind and Brew coffee maker with conical burr grinderCapresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder
WarrantyLimited 3-year warranty1 yearLimited 2-year warranty
Price$130.00$131.20$189.99
ColorBlackBlack
Rating3.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars
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