When I’m in the market for something new and I have my eye on a specific make, brand, or model of gadgets or appliance, I always hit the product reviews for more information on what to expect or not expect from what I’m buying. That’s because other people will have probably used the product for a while and either love it, hate it, or want to share the ins and outs or quirks of it.
I especially rely on these reviews for all small kitchen appliances I buy, and that includes one of my most important small kitchen appliances – the coffee maker! I can’t imagine not having a decent coffee maker in the house, and I rely on mine to kick start my day, every day. I’m also a fan of a good, hot cup of tea and any other hot beverage you put in front of me. Judging from the feedback and ratings on these products from other Best Buy customers, I’m not the only one who loves hot beverages.
Here are a few of the top hot beverage makers on Bestbuy.ca right now, as rated by Best Buy customers:
Top Drip/Single Serve Brewer
Cuisinart Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker
4.2/5 (23 ratings, 20 Reviews)
A single serve brewer is so handy to have around, and the Cuisinart Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker will make you hot tea, coffee, cocoa, and pretty much anything that comes in a K-cup. It’s got an 80 oz. water reservoir so you won’t have to refill it all the time, and there are 5 cup sizes including a setting for iced drinks.
|Jeff from Beaconsfield, QC said this of the Cusinart Single Serve Brewer:
We replaced our original Keurig brewer with this machine. So far it works flawlessly, coffee is hotter and seems more flavorful! Doesn’t make the loud growling noise of our old machine. Happy wife…..happy life !
Top Espresso Machine
Krups Precise Espresso Machine
5/5 (3 ratings, 3 reviews)
There’s nothing like an espresso to capture the true essence of a coffee bean, and having one in your home feels like a luxury anytime of the year. The Krups Precise Espresso Machine comes in at the top of the class with a 15-bar pump system, steam nozzle for frothing, and an ejection system to cleanly eject all of your coffee grinds.
|Jeff McCann from Peace River, AB loves the machine so much, he’s buying another for his son this year:
I bought one of my sons the Krups XP524050 last year as a Christmas gift. Makes an excellent brew that compares to many “trendy & pricey” coffee shops. (For best results be sure to use a slightly “coarser” espresso grind…too fine a grind can cause clogging.) This year we are buying a second one for our other son!
Top Tea Maker
Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
4.7/5 stars (12 ratings, 9 reviews)
Who doesn’t love a good cup of tea? Tea is great in the winter when you need to warm up, perfect before bed when you want to cozy up, and great in the summer with a few chunks of ice. For the tea-lover the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker will be the perfect addition to the kitchen. It’s got a unique tea leaf agitation system that moves up and down to infuse the tea leaves, and it’s programmable for any kind of tea you’d like. It’s also got a 60-minute keep warm feature so your pot will stay hot.
|Jeannine Pringle of Victoria, BC reviewed the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker and gave it 5 stars:
I find this to be a very incredible and versatile appliance – not only does it make great loose tea but it can also double as a kettle. I just love it!
Final Touch 2.5L Whistling Kettle
4/5 (1 rating, 1 review)
A versatile kettle is something every kitchen should have, and the Final Touch Whistling Kettle has a sleek, stainless steel design and is perfect for gas, electric, induction, and halogen cook tops.
|Paul S from Vaudreuil, QC confirms that the kettle works great on an induction stove:
I have used this for about a month on my Samsung induction stove and it works fine. The spout cover is easy to flip open and the silicone inserts on the handle make it easy to grip securely.
My Personal Favourite
Keurig Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker
4.5/5 (27 ratings, 15 reviews)
Last year I was gifted with the Keurig Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker, and because I was such a fan of my own drip coffee maker, I left it in the box for a few weeks before I decided to pull it out and give it a try. One cup and I fell in love. Why? To start, it brews the perfect cup of coffee every single time, and I love how I can use all types of K-cup flavours.
It has a huge reservoir to store enough water for all day use, and I use it for tea, coffee, and hot chocolate for the kids. Plus, it’s the perfect size for my travel mug.
|Terry from Orangeville agrees about the Keurig Elite:
I just love this machine! Got it for Christmas from my husband and the whole family loves it. I’m a tea drinker and both my husband and son are coffee drinkers, so this is perfect for us. Great for taking to work with you as it is so fast to make. I highly recommend this coffee maker.
There’s a lot of great choices for hot beverage maker this year, and if you’re in the market for a coffee, tea, or espresso maker for yourself or as a gift, take a look at the reviews on Bestbuy.ca right now and see what other people think of your favourite picks.