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What design features do the top five coffee makers share?

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The top five coffee makers, according to Consumer Search, brew coffee at a consistent temperature, keep coffee hot after brewing and are all drip systems. Every coffee maker on this top five list holds at least eight cups, uses #4 paper filters and has fast brewing times.

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The Mr. Coffee BVMC is the most affordable maker in this top five, as of 2015. Technivrom's Moccamaster KBGT is the most expensive one and has a special spray technology that extracts maximum flavor from the coffee beans.

The Bonavita BV 1800 and 1800TH made Consumer Search's top five coffee makers. Both are easy to clean and use, and are Specialty Coffee Association of America certified. These coffee makers have a small kitchen footprint.

Good Housekeeping also has a list of top rated coffee makers. The coffee makers listed here are drip systems, keep coffee hot after brewing and have the automatic turn off function. These coffee makers have light indicators for the status of the coffee and easy programming options.

Good Housekeeping had a panel test a variety of coffee makers in order to provide this list. Testers judged the makers based on brewing time, temperature and the taste of the final product.

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