The best $50 coffeemaker as of 2015 is the Melitta 46893, according to Coffee Detective. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute also gives the Melitta high marks, awarding it a ranking of A-. Bed, Bath & Beyond consumers give this unit 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The Melitta 12-cup 46893 coffeemaker is programmable and uses a cone-style filter for better coffee extraction. It has three brew settings, including regular, bold and robust, for a customizable cup.
Its quick brewing time, easy-to-use controls and automatic shutoff are all cited by Good Housekeeping as benefits of choosing this Melitta coffeemaker over others in its price range.