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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Top 10 Thermal Coffee Makers

List of the Top 10 Thermal Coffee Makers

Thermal coffee makers have an insulated carafe to keep your coffee warm.  Coffee makers with a glass carafe use a burner which can make the coffee taste stale and burned.  Other features to look for in a thermal coffee maker are cone filters.  The shape of a cone filter allows better flavor extraction from the coffee grounds.

I like to go with the simplest and least expensive product that has the features I want.  As you'll see in my list, I picked the Melitta as the best thermal coffee maker.  This is the one I have used for years after my Cuisinart coffee maker failed.  The Melitta is very simple, makes great coffee, and sells for under $60.

#1- The Best Thermal Coffee Maker
Melitta 10-Cup Coffee Maker with Vacuum Stainless Thermal Carafe


Melitta Thermal Coffee Maker
Melitta Thermal Coffee Maker

Melitta 10-Cup Coffee Maker with Vacuum Stainless Thermal Carafe (46894A)

This is my coffee maker that I have owned for several years.  This article goes into the details of why I picked the Melitta as the best thermal coffee maker.  This coffee maker sells for around $60.

#2
BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer


Bunn Thermal Coffee Maker
Bunn Thermal Coffee Maker

BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer, Black

This is a high end thermal coffee maker, sells for around $130.

#3
Cuisinart DTC-975BKN Thermal 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Cuisinart Thermal Coffee Maker
Cuisinart Thermal Coffee Maker

Cuisinart DTC-975BKN Thermal 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black

I had a Cuisinart thermal coffee maker for years, and then it failed.  I was not happy with the reliability of my Cuisinart.  I decided to get a simpler coffee maker- that's why I ended up going with the Melitta.  This Cuisinart model sells for around $85.

#4
Mr. Coffee BVMC-PSTX91 Optimal Brew 10-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker


Mr. Coffee Thermal Coffee Maker
Mr. Coffee Thermal Coffee Maker

Mr. Coffee BVMC-PSTX91 Optimal Brew 10-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker, Black/Stainless Steel

At around $60, this Mr. Coffee thermal coffee maker is in the same price range as my favorite thermal coffee maker, the Melitta.

#5
Bonavita BV1800SS 8-Cup Original Coffee Brewer


Bonavita Thermal Coffee Maker
Bonavita Thermal Coffee Maker

Bonavita BV1800SS 8-Cup Original Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel

The Bonavita is a bit pricey, selling for around $160.  This is a high quality, simple thermal coffee maker.


#6
Black & Decker CM2035B 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker


Black and Decker Thermal Coffee Maker
Black and Decker Thermal Coffee Maker

Black & Decker CM2035B 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker, Black/Silver


The Black and Decker thermal coffee maker is another inexpensive option, selling for around $60.

#7
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker


Cuisinart Thermal Coffee Maker with Built-in Grinder
Cuisinart Thermal Coffee Maker with Built-in Grinder


Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Stainless/Black

With the Cuisinart Grind and Brew, you get a thermal coffee maker and a whole bean grinder in one machine.  I used to have a coffee maker with a built-in grinder.  This is a space saver, and you only have one thing to plug in rather than two if you grind whole beans.  This is a bit expensive, selling for around $200.  You can buy a cheaper thermal coffee maker for around $60 and buy a coffee grinder for around $40 for a total of around $100 for a thermal coffee maker and coffee bean grinder.

#8
Zojirushi EC-BD15 Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker


Zojirushi Thermal Coffee Maker
Zojirushi Thermal Coffee Maker

Zojirushi EC-BD15 Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

If I had to replace my Melitta thermal coffee maker, I would consider the Zorji.  This company has a long history, and this looks like a clean, simple coffee maker design.  Priced at around $70, it is one of the lower cost options for a thermal coffee maker.

#9
Mr. Coffee JWTX85 8-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker


Mr. Coffee Cheap Thermal Coffee Maker
Mr. Coffee Cheap Thermal Coffee Maker

Mr. Coffee JWTX85 8-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker, Stainless Steel

This Mr. Coffee thermal coffee wins for the cheapest one!  At about $40, this may be the cheapest thermal coffee maker you'll find.  This one uses "regular" flat-bottom coffee filters, not the cone filters that I recommend.

#10
Breville BDC600XL YouBrew Drip Coffee Maker


Breville Thermal Coffee Maker
Breville Thermal Coffee Maker

Breville BDC600XL YouBrew Drip Coffee Maker

The Breville is an expensive model selling for around $250 that has a built-in coffee bean grinder.  This is a sharp looking coffee maker, but I would go with something cheaper and simpler.


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