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Ask Andy: Best coffeemakers

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - For many, grabbing a cup of coffee on the go is a daily routine, but the cost can add up.

In its latest tests, Consumer Reports rounded up more 50 coffeemakers to see which can give you a delicious cup of coffee at home.  The coffeemakers tested cost anywhere from $20 to $265.

"Even the most expensive coffeemaker is going to save you money instead of buying your coffee everyday," said Delia Kuperszmid Lehrman with Consumer Reports.

First, the testers looked at the brew performance.

"Ideally, you want the coffeemaker to get the water hot enough so that it's going to extract the most flavor from your coffee," said Lehrman.

All of the coffeemakers rated at least "good," but that might not cut it for some.

"Good brew performance is fine if you're not that fussy about your coffee," said Lehrman.  "But if you're a coffee connoisseur, you really want to stick with a machine that's rated excellent for brewing."

Features are another consideration, and coffeemakers are offering more than ever.  One Hamilton Beach coffeemaker has voice-activated programming, but proved frustrating for some.

Some more expensive coffeemakers even have removable reservoirs that let you add water right at the sink for fewer spills.

In the end, testers recommended more than a dozen coffeemakers, including a $40 Cooks coffeemaker from JCPenney that rated excellent in brew tests.

For more information from Consumer Reports, click here.  Most of the information is free, but some does require you to subscribe to the site.

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