How to buy a coffee maker

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What to consider before you buy a coffee maker



A coffee maker for office use may be utilized to serve 8 to 10 cups of coffee in one operational cycle. Though this type may be used for domestic purposes, considerations for the number of people within the household should inform the type/capacity of coffee maker to buy. In this regard, the purpose of use will therefore determine the capacity of coffee maker to buy.


Power Consumption

In making coffee, the coffee machine will use around 300 to 600 watts for 2 cups of coffee; and 1000 to 1500 watts for 8-10 cups of coffee. It is estimated that an average coffee maker will use about 800 watts to produce 4 cups of coffee in 10 minutes.

To save energy, a useful tip will be to avoid using the feature that allows for automatic scheduling of brewing. Furthermore, you may consider brewing larger amounts of coffee and storing in a Thermo flask, instead of making single cups throughout the day.


Always remember to check for warranty. The duration of the warranty determines the confidence the manufacturer has in the product. Therefore the longer the warranty, the more confident the manufacturer is that the product is durable. Never buy an appliance with no warranty! Finally, you should buy from an authorized dealer to ensure that the warranty is valid.


There are many coffee maker brands in the market. Always check for the SONCAP and the warranty (as said above). Additionally you can check our blog for reviews and ratings of coffee makers. Also please take our short survey below to rate your appliance and help others decide which appliances to buy.

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