How Costly Are Home Coffee Brewers?

How Costly Are Home Coffee Brewers?

Prices for home coffee brewers range from less than $10 to more than $1,000, as of March 2015. The price depends on the manufacturer, retailer, quality and capacity. Most standard commercial home brewers fall between $10 and $300.

The cheapest home coffee brewers cost less than $10 at stores such as Wal-Mart. Well-rated single-cup coffee brewers are available for prices between $15 and $100, while multicup brewers run between $30 and $300.

The brand also has an impact on price. Keurig machines cost between $80 and $200 at stores such as Wal-Mart and Target. Black & Decker, Mr. Coffee and Hamilton beach all offer home brewers at prices less than $75. High-end brands such as Technivorm, Cuisinart and KitchenAid sell brewers that range from $100 to $300. A few brands, including Bunn, sell commercial-grade home brewers for $500 or more.

Home brewers with advanced features, such as copper heating elements and multihole spray arms, are more expensive than standard coffee makers. Top-of-the-line models often feature insulated carafes and sophisticated temperature regulators.

Home-brewer prices depend on the retailer; the same model is often offered for different prices. In general, discount stores such as Target, Wal-Mart and Bed Bath & Beyond have lower prices than the manufacturers.