Not everyone can afford a top-end coffee maker – some are several thousands of dollars. However, there are some models for under $100 that brew an exceptional pot of coffee that’s perfect for the budget-friendly shopper. I’ve picked a few models that will produce a superb cup of joe!

» Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT

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Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Coffee Maker

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT Coffee Maker (click to enlarge)

Mr. Coffee is a brand that all coffee drinkers have heard of before. Known for being budget-friendly, the BVMC-SJX33GT is extremely affordable and comes with some impressive features.

Top Features

  • 12-cup capacity
  • Removable filter basket for easy cleaning
  • Pause feature
  • Cleaning cycle
  • 2-hour shut-off
  • Thermal carafe
  • Brewing timer

The brewing cycle starts when water is passed through the built-in water filter, which removes impurities and chlorine. Users are even able to select the brew strength and pause the machine halfway through a brewing cycle to pour a single cup of coffee.

With an automatic brewing setting, you really can’t ask for more in this price range.

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Why It Made The List

Time tested, this model has rave reviews from users and packs all of the necessary features in a very affordable coffee maker. This model was also ranked as one of the best products since 2011, according to a consumer research magazine.

The carafe features a double walled design, so your coffee stays hot for two hours.

When it comes time to clean the machine, there is an automatic cleaning cycle to make your life easier. If you’re in the market for an affordable 12-cup model, this is a great option that will last for years.


» Keurig K130/B130 Brewing System

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Keurig K130 Single-Serve

Keurig K130 Single-Serve (click to enlarge)

Keurig is a brand that’s known for their higher-priced coffee makers. With the K130/B130, you’ll be getting all of the advanced features that Keurig is known for. But there’s just one catch – this is a single-serve model. But don’t let that bother you!

Top Features

  • Single-use reservoir
  • 8 ounce cup size
  • Mug sensor
  • Energy saving model
  • Pictorial instructions
  • Brews coffee, tea and hot cocoa
  • 3-minute-or-less brewing
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Why It Made The List

There is not an automatic timer with this model, but with a 3-minute brew time, there’s no need for an automatic timer. It would be impossible to leave a Keurig model at this price range off of the list.

You can use this coffee maker with your favorite K-Cup or brew and have delicious coffee ready and waiting in three minutes. The machine will detect when your mug is in place to start the brewing cycle. There is even an auto off feature that shuts this model off once the brewing cycle is complete.

This is one of the best single-serve brewer on Amazon, and one of my favorites.

When it comes to aesthetics, this model features a chrome exterior with black plastic for a sharp look. Cleanup is also a snap, and there is no filter, so cleanup is even easier. If you love the taste of Keurig coffee, this is the ideal model for you.


» Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central

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Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker

Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker (click to enlarge)

At first glance, the Cuisinart DCC-1200 looks like a high-end model. It has a beautiful chrome-brush finish, and all the bells and whistles you could ask for. Backed by 5,000+ reviews, it’s safe to say that consumers love this model just as much as I do.

Best of all, this coffee maker won’t break the bank and will last a very long time. Even though I haven’t owned this personally, my friends tell me that this is a must-have. Let’s see what the DCC-1200 has to offer in the features department.

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Top Features

  • 12-cup brewing capacity
  • Programmable
  • Dripless pouring design
  • Brew pause feature
  • Adjustable heater plate: low, medium and high
  • Auto shutoff feature
  • Ability to brew just 1 – 4 cups
  • 24-hour advanced brew
  • Charcoal water filter

Why It Made The List

As you can see, this model is packed with features, and it should be for its price. What I like about this model is that the built-in water filter ensures that you have the best cup of coffee possible by removing all of the impurities from the water before the brewing cycle begins.

And if you want a cup of coffee quickly, you can pause the brew cycle and pour yourself a cup.

The glass carafe does not produce the plastic taste that coffee aficionados despise, and the manufacturer even went the extra mile by alerting the user when the machine needs to be cleaned.

Want a stronger cup of coffee? Adjust the heating plate to high, and you’re good to go.

I have friends that have used this model for more than 3 years without it ever breaking. It’s durable, feature-rich and won’t break the bank.


» Hamilton Beach 46201

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Hamilton Beach 46201

Hamilton Beach 46201 Coffee Maker (click to enlarge)

The Hamilton Beach brand is a fan favorite when it comes to affordability. The 46201 is a stainless steel model that comes with a 12-cup brewing capacity and a programmable timer so that you can wake up to coffee brewing every morning. Here are some of the top features that make this coffee maker a great buy — and don’t let simplicity fool you!

Top Features

  • Adjustable brewing: bold or regular
  • 1 – 4 cup options
  • 2-hour shutoff
  • Programmable clock
  • Removable water reservoir
  • Automatic pause feature
  • Keep warm setting
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Why It Made The List

This is the perfect gift for yourself or a friend. The 46201 meet my standards when it comes to durability, which is always a major consideration of mine. After all, you never want to buy a coffee maker that’s going to die a few weeks or months down the road.

The look of this model is pleasing, and being stainless steel (front only) it’s very easy to clean with a damp cloth. The sides are a black plastic.

The filter bin swings out, so adding new coffee grinds before brewing couldn’t be easier. With a removable water reservoir, you can clean most parts right in the sink. The rest can be cleaned with a brush or damp rag. This model is also on wheels, so you’ll be able to move it on your counter without having to pick it up if the water reservoir is full.

This model doesn’t come with an automatic cleaning function, but it definitely brews a great cup of coffee.


» Melitta Coffee Maker

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Melitta Coffee Maker

Melitta Coffee Maker (click to enlarge)

The final model on my list is the Melitta Coffee Maker. This model comes in two different options: 10-cup thermal carafe or 12-cup glass carafe. Aside from a larger brewing capacity, there is little difference between the two.

Top Features

  • Taste settings: regular, bold and robust
  • 2-hour auto shutoff
  • Pause and serve
  • Stainless steel design
  • Cone filter
  • Programmable
  • Thumb-activated pouring

Why It Made The List

For its price, this model is a steal. First, it’s stainless steel, which allows it to be very durable and easy to clean. Second, there is a 10-cup and 12-cup model with the pause and serve option that a lot of the previously reviewed models had.

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Using a cone-shaped filter, coffee is stronger due to a thorough extraction process.

You can make both hot and cold coffee, which is definitely refreshing.

Designed for optimal coffee taste, this model is designed to brew coffee between 195 – 205F. Users that love to wake up to the smell of coffee brewing – like me – will like that this machine comes with a programmable timer. If for some reason you run out of the house and forget to turn the machine off, it has an automatic shutoff that will kick in after 2 hours of inactivity.

The Melitta Coffee Maker is a great model for the avid coffee drinker who doesn’t want to spend a bundle on their coffee machine.