Cheap coffee makers can still offer up an excellent brew. After all, if you won't use all the fancy features of the best coffee maker brands, it's likely you don't need to break the bank to brew your next cup of Joe.
These machines can offer all the basics and plenty more as well, from brew strength control to 24-hour programming. More premium coffee makers certainly up the ante with lavish water dispersal techniques and precise controls to fine-tune the flavor of your brew, but if you just need a quick and easy cup of coffee there's no need to spend more than $100 / £100.
In fact, many cheap coffee makers are available for well below that price point, with some coming in under $30 (£30). Not only that, but with coffee maker deals regularly dropping prices on some of the more feature-rich machines, may find some excellent discounts pushing your cash even further as well.
We're rounding up all the best cheap coffee makers under $100 / £100 right here, and even the cheapest models all still offer excellent brewing techniques for their price points and a range of additional features as well.
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Cheap coffee makers often cut corners in temperature and programming features to achieve the lowest price tag possible, but the Black & Decker 12-cup coffee maker bucks that trend. You'll still find quick and easy auto-brew programming here, and the Black & Decker also works to maintain an optimal brewing temperature over the full brew as well.
It's a simple system overall, so there's no fancy water dispersal techniques or brew strength controls, and that cheaper plastic frame isn't too premium. However, it's incredibly well priced and usually found for around $20 - $30 when coffee maker deals are available.
The Mr Coffee Easy Measure offers both ease and convenience, while also producing great tasting coffee. That makes the $40 - $50 coffee maker excellent value, especially considering there's a range of unique features packed in here as well.
The color-coded measuring system means you'll always have the perfect ratios of coffee grounds and water, with clear markers on the scoop, carafe and water reservoir. Not only that, but the water reservoir also uses a water filtration system that removes calcium and chlorine from your water to provide a richer taste.
Of course, you're still getting a programmable LED display here, with the option to auto-brew later on. Plus, there's a four-hour freshness indicator on board so that you always know how long your coffee has been sitting in the pot.
This is already a well priced machine, which means we don't tend to see too many coffee maker deals hitting that low price tag. However, you may find more sales during larger events like Black Friday.
The Chefman Instacoffee is an incredibly cheap coffee maker if you're after the versatility of a dual system. You'll be able to brew K-Cup pods in this machine within minutes, but if you prefer to use ground beans there's also a filter included as well. At just 6.5-inches wide there's no counter space clutter here either, and you'll be able to remove the rubber drip tray for easier cleaning.
Some reviewers have noticed a reduced build quality here when compared with the slightly more expensive Keurig options on the market. With some reports of splattering over the side of the cup and a flimsy plastic feel to the hood, sacrifices have been made to the smoothness of this operation. However, at such a low price point this is still excellent value for money and far cheaper than many other pod coffee makers on the market.
The Hamilton Beach 2-way brewer is perfect for both those rushed weekday mornings and lazy weekends. Usually sitting between $50 and $60, there's both a single serve brewer on one side and a large 12-cup carafe on the other which means great versatility. Plus, with brew strength controls and auto-programming for both sides (though you won't be able to program for both brewers at the same time) there's plenty of extra features packed in here that you don't usually find at this price point.
Hamilton Beach make a range of great cheap coffee makers, and we've seen this model on sale for as little as $40 in the past.
If you're looking for that Keurig build quality, the K-Mini is the perfect cheap coffee maker. It's a single serve system, but you'll be able to brew between 6 and 12oz from each pod, and all within a matter of minutes as well.
With a small 4.5-inch width you're also shrinking the footprint of your coffee maker here as well - perfect for those with less counter space. You do sacrifice a little convenience for that compact design, though, as the water reservoir is only designed to hold one cup's worth of water at a time.
However, if you're after a quick and easy coffee in the morning the K-Mini is one of the more affordable routes to take. Not only that, but we see regular coffee maker deals offering some even better prices on this machine - some going as low as $40 or $50 during bigger sales events.
This Keurig K-Classic does come in over $100 at MSRP, however we regularly see coffee maker deals skimming that price down to between $60 and $90 during sales events. If you're shopping at the right time, then, you could pick up a far more sophisticated pod machine for a great price with this device.
Strength control is a major player here, as we rarely see the ability to tinker with the actual flavor of your brew in cheaper coffee makers. While these strength controls may be rudimentary compared to some of the more premium barista grade machines, they're certainly a feature worth celebrating when on sale.
The convenience of the pod coffee machine is also heightened by the large 48oz water reservoir installed here, plus it's removable for easy filling and pouring out as well.
Where to find more cheap coffee maker deals
If you didn't spot anything here, there are always plenty of cheap coffee maker deals available at your favorite retailers. We've rounded up the best places to start your search right here.
- Amazon: a wide selection and some of the lowest prices available
- Walmart: save on everything from premium machines to budget options
- Best Buy: better for bigger brands but regular savings
- Target: Keurig, Ninja, Cuisinart, Mr Coffee and more
- Staples: strong selection of cheaper models
- Bed Bath & Beyond: massive range of machines and regular discounts
- Amazon: wide range of brands and regular sales
- Argos: De'Longhi, Bosch, Nespresso, and more with same-day delivery
- John Lewis: premium brands available with additional extras
- Currys: often has some of the best prices on cheaper machines
- Very: regular discounts across a range of Nescafe and De'Longhi machines
Is it worth buying an expensive coffee maker?
Cheap coffee makers are perfect for those who don't need to invest too much in their morning brew, but if you're looking for something that will allow you to tinker with your coffee a little more you might need a more in-depth machine.
However, some coffee makers are sitting at incredibly premium prices - some reaching into the $600 or $700 (£600 / £700) mark. If you don't need a barista-grade level of quality, these are likely not going to be the machines for you. If you just need a simple brew, there's no need to spend more than the prices on these cheap coffee maker deals.
That said, some of the more mid-range machines ($200 - $300 / £200 - £300) can offer better temperature management, more options for brewing specialty drinks, and a more balanced water dispersal system. These models are often worth it if you're willing to spend a little time getting to know them and experimenting to create the perfect settings for your tastes.
You'll find all the latest coffee maker deals on some of the best options out there just below.
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