Space Saver & Under Cabinet Coffee Makers


Space Saver Coffee Maker

With increasing population, SPACE is one common problem most people are facing. Microwaves, mixers, sandwich machines and obviously coffee machines can take up a lot of space, if not selected carefully. But guys, there are now options that make use of forgotten spaces like under cabinet coffee makers or mini sized small coffee makers that we will talk about in this article.

Obviously there are equipment like French Press, Aeropress and Chemex, but they take up lot of time and manual work to brew a cup of coffee. Also, they leave the kitchen a lot messed up, especially if you are new to use them. So we are not going to talk about them.

Please note, if you are seeking one for traveling purpose, we have another collection of Camping Coffee Makers which are specifically designed for outdoors.

Whatever the nature of your space limitations, you can find the perfect coffee maker for your needs. If you don’t think wisely before buying one, you might end up occupying a large area of your counter from a big gizmo. There are smart choices available in this category. Counting on the ‘space’ factor, we thought to come up with a best picks.

Best Under Cabinet Coffee Makers

First of all, we are going to look at the brewers that can be mounted well under the cabinets.

#1 Under Cabinet Black + Decker SpaceMaker SCM2000BD

Black+Decker SCM2000BD

Black+Decker is the only brand that has the under counter coffee makers. Though, there were many previously, the brand now continues only the popular ones. SCM2000BD is also getting continued after a long time.

This mountable coffee maker is smaller and uses a thermal carafe rather than glass. It looks descent with it’s aluminum ascents on the control panel and you are going to love it after installing it under the counter and hence saving the valuable counter space. Few of the features are:

  • A spill-free pour button.
  • Programmable with digital quick touch buttons
  • Reusable Filter Basket
  • Stainless Steel Double Wall Thermal Carafe
  • Thermal carafe holds 8 cups
  • Keeps Coffee hot for hours
  • ‘Serve’ button on carafe for easy pouring
  • Water reservoir is removable for easy filling
  • Automatic shut off
  • “Sneak a cup” function pauses brewing while you pour a cup

Overall, this model has mixed reviews. Many customers love the look of the machine and the fact that it saves valuable space in the kitchen. Most also report that it makes great cup of coffee at hot enough temperature. The problem seems to be that few of these machines arrive with defective carafes that leak or fail to keep coffee hot. These cases are rare but if you do order one and it has a dripping, malfunctioning carafe, it’s best to return it right away for a replacement. It’s worth noting that customer service contacts people who leave negative reviews online to attempt to resolve their problems.

Black+Decker SCM2000BD Carafe

The features of  Black & Decker SCM2000BD Spacesaver Coffee Maker are almost similar to that of 1000BD and differ just in design and size aspects. The carafe here is made of stainless steel that keeps coffee hot for hours. The dimensions of this coffee maker are a bit shorter and hence it takes smaller footprint.

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The installation process is similar to that of the 12-cup model, and it mounts easily under the counter saving a valuable space on the counter.

#2 New Applica Black & Decker Spacemaker SDC740B

Another model by the same brand is SDC740B which is an inch larger than the SCM2000BD. This coffee maker also has a capacity of 12 cups and can be mounted under the cabinet to make use of hidden spaces.

  • Weighs : 10 lbs
  • Dimensions : 17.6 x 13.5 x 13 inches
  • Capacity – 12 Cups
  • Sneak-A-Cup interrupt feature
  • Glass Carafe
  • Drip free spout

Overall, this machine is great if you have a hanging cabinet somewhere in the kitchen or may be in the living room and you love drip coffee!

How To Make Any Coffee Maker Under Counter

Under Cabinet Slider Tray

If you are looking for ways to make your coffee maker under the counter, here is a small way out. An under counter tray is available that can be easily equipped either under counters or straightly placed above. It can then be pulled out whenever needed.

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This sliding tray can hold about 25 lbs of weight and most of the drip brewers are under that. The width of this tray is 12 inch so keep an eye on your coffee maker width before buying.

Our next is the section is about small coffee makers that take up less space on your counter or save some by combining a dual function – say for example, a coffee maker combined with a toaster; it saves the space of one appliance straightly and smartly. So these are dual coffee maker, that serve the purpose of 2 things in one single appliance.

Best Space Saver Coffee Maker

#1 Nostalgia BSET300AQ Retro Series 3 in 1 Breakfast Station

Our next amazing appliance to merge in your kitchen is the Nostalgia BESET300. It actually is not a small appliance but rather, it combines 3 operations in one unit and hence saves space of actually two appliances we generally use. This product by Nostaligia combines a Coffee Brewer, a Griddle and also a Toaster which are used frequently.

Nostalgia Retro Series

For very small kitchens, it is like a gem. It has the mostly used functions that are needed to prepare the breakfast and what’s more, you can keep the prepared food hot in the griddle. The griddle is non stick and has transparent lid for easy cooking too. Additionally, both the griddle and toaster tray are removable for easy cleaning.

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The coffee maker brews 4 cups at a time and that is a general consumption for a single family. Also, the coffee it brews is perfect and one is simply going to love it. While, the only drawback is that it brews only for 4 people and you have to brew it a few more times if there are more guests.

Finally, for less than a 100 bucks, this Breakfast station cuts the cost of 3 appliances and saves space too. It’s a steal and a must buy for every small home and students too as they are always in need of space saving things. It’s also a perfect thing to be given as a gift to your loved ones.

#2 Elite Cuisine 3-In-1 Breakfast Station

If you are interested in the Breakfast Station by Nostalgia, then this product by Elite might also captivate your interest. It almost has a same set of features as in our Nostalgia product, but this one is much even more compact in size, and for small kitchens, this really matters. Instead of large griddle, the Elite Breakfast Station has a small 6-inch diameter non stick griddle for taking over your frying needs. The length of the whole product  is merely 17 inches, so a lot of space is saved.

Elite Cuisine EBK

This Elite Break fast Gizmo is a wonderful product and a great companion for small kitchens, RV owners or may be Yacht owners. A lot can be done with this single machine saving the space of 2 extra gadgets. The coffee maker is almost same with 4 cup capacity and Pause N Serve feature that allows to pour the coffee in between brewing. It’s also available in attractive colors to suit your kitchen and personality needs – Black, White, Blue and Red.

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#3 Elite Cuisine ECT-819 Coffee Maker + Station Toaster

The other product that picked up our interest is a combination of Pop Up Toaster and a Coffee Maker, again by Elite Cuisine. It’s simple, very small and can fit almost anywhere in your kitchen. The dimensions are 15.75 x 8.86 x 7.48 inches, and that’s a lot of space saving.

Elite Cuisine ECT-19

If you love to have toast with your coffee, than this appliance can be a good fit. The controls are very simple, especially the coffee maker. It’s a single serve 8 oz brewer that has just an On/Off switch and a reusable filter. The 2- slice extra wide pop up toaster has 7 shades setting for various tastes and a convenient cancel button. It’s available in either black or red color.

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#4 Brew Express BE-110 Wall Mount Coffee Maker

Another product to be praised is the Brew Express mounts on the wall and saves space on the counter. Like a mountable coffee maker, this also saves space by utilizing the place were nothing else can be used.  To install this coffee system, we have to prepare some gap in the wall so that the Brew Express can sit inside. The outer part then just left is merely 3-4 inches. Overall, a lot of space is saved that none other thing can use.

Brew Express BE110 Space Saver

It also has some smart functions like automatic filling of water (connects directly to tap), adjustable cup selector and programmable timer so that you can wake up with a fresh cup of coffee every morning.

Brew Express Coffee Maker Illustration

Moreover, the coffee maker is built to last for years. It is tested thoroughly for thousands of cycles and hence no worries about reliability here.

  • Height: 12.25 inches width: 13.38 inches
  • Finish: Stainless steel
  • Bre-be-110-bs

#5 Hamilton Beach 46205

Hamilton Beach 46205

This simple quality drip coffee machine makes full use of vertical space, which may be exactly you need if you don’t have under counter space and also less area on the counter top.

  • Settings for brewing regular or bold
  • Glass carafe with 12-cup capacity
  • Option to brew 1 – 4 cups
  • Programmable brewing
  • Burner temperature control
  • 2-hour shut-off
  • Removable reservoir for easy filling
  • Swing-out basket with release button
  • Swivels on base for easy access to water reservoir

Although it isn’t marketed specifically as a spacesaver coffee maker, this model has few features that make it ideal for certain types of cramped kitchens. The tall narrow shape means less of your counter-top’s surface area will be used up. The swivel base allows you to remove or fill the water reservoir without pulling the coffee maker out from under the cabinet.

Most of all, people on the whole are happy with the coffee that this Hamilton Beach model brews. The brewing temperature is high enough. Some people want to keep their coffee as hot as possible while others worry about it getting a burnt taste, so the adjustable burner temperature is a great way to keep everyone happy.

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Maybe some people report that the front panel has some tendency to fall off when the brew basket is opened or closed. Another common complaint is that it’s not possible to sneak a cup of coffee in the middle of brewing. But overall, this Hamilton Beach coffee maker is a popular choice with consumers.

#6 KitchenAid KCM1202WH 12-Cup

Kitchen Aid KCM1202WH

It does seems like, in the small coffee makers list, Kitchen Aid KCM1202WH is the most beautiful one. This coffee maker has an even smaller footprint than the Hamilton Beach. Kitchen Aid is available in either white or onyx black, and has a rounded shape in contrast to the boxy design of the Hamilton Beach. It’s not false to say that it is probably one of the most beautiful coffee makers available. Both of the colors have their own charm.

  • Glass carafe holds 12 cups
  • Adjustable brew strength
  • 1 – 4 cup brewing option
  • Removable water reservoir for easy filling and cleaning
  • Pause brewing to pour a cup
  • 24-hour programmable brewing
  • 2-hour automatic shut-off
  • Reusable gold-tone filter included

While this machine makes a good cup of coffee, it also keeps it hot for a couple of hours. Note that it uses a flat basket filter (the picture on Amazon’s page is a bit misleading), which maybe some people find inferior to cone filters.

Overall this is a popular machine with consumers. Some find it a bit messy: because, the lid of the brew basket collects a lot of condensation, which can spill everywhere when you lift it. Others have said that the pause function doesn’t work quite as well as advertised.

This machine, like the others reviewed here, is programmable so that you can wake up to freshly brewed coffee. Some owners find that the clock tends to lose time, so make sure you check it before you go to bed at night! Otherwise, this is a great choice if you’re looking for a coffee maker that doesn’t hog too much of your counter.

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#7 Chulux Single Serve

Chulux Single Serve

With this single cup coffee maker, you can brew a cup of coffee in just a 1 or 2 minutes with just a single press of button. It’s a pod brewer that is compatible with most of the pods available in the market. You can use K-cups by Keurig that are easily available anywhere. Do not use the Nespresso coffee capsules as they are meant for espresso.

This coffee maker can be easily seen in many offices, dorms and homes too and the reason behind is its easy operation and durable construction. It has a removable drip tray for easy cleaning.

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The only thing we didn’t liked in this is small water reservoir of 12 oz and the solution I found for this is keeping a jug full of water nearby this coffee maker.

#8 Braun Brew Sense BF7150

Braun Brew Sense KF7150

Braun has recently introduced its series of Brew Sense coffee makers that really makes sense. One popular among that is BF7150. The appearance of this brewer is modern and appealing. With very clean construction and large bold display, this coffee maker is very easy to use.

The brewer comes with Pure Flavor Brewing System that gives consistent flavor till the last drop of coffee. What’s more, it’s programmable on-off, comes with 2 brew strengths, 1-4 cup selection, self cleaning, and 3 keep warm temperatures.

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The carafe lid is designed to pack the flavors inside even after brewing. It’s a 12 cup coffee maker but it’s just 7.9 inches wide so takes a very less space on counter.

#9 Kenmore Elite 76772

Kenmore Elite 76772

With durable stainless steel construction and 5 year warranty, Kenmore coffee maker is a peace of mind. It even looks modern and unique with its great designing. It’s a 12 cup coffee maker with vertical visible water tank on the back.

The brewer comes with 24-hour programmability and a reusable gold tone filter that can be easily removed and washed. The water tank is also removable for easy cleaning. It also comes with a charcoal filter that removes the impurities from the water.

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The carafe is also designed keeping an eye on convenience. The broad handle grips well and the easy pour design allows easy pouring in the mugs.

#10 Black N Decker CM0555B

Black & Decker 5 - Cup

With an amazing design, this coffee maker has already won over 2900 reviews on Amazon and that keeps growing. If you are seeking a drip brewer that has minimal controls and perfect brewing mechanism, this is your end of search.

With optimal brewing temperature, this coffeemaker gives the taste you might have been missing from years. It even has fast brew technology that brews 2 minutes faster when compared to other coffee makers in similar category.

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It has a brew strength selector too that makes a strong cup if needed. The brew filter is removable for easy cleaning and is dishwasher safe.

Wrapping Up

We hope you have already found a selection from the above products. If not, you can use the sliding tray to keep your coffee maker under counter as that will also help you save space. The above coffee makers are also good for RV or Houseboats as there minimum footprint allows them to fit almost anywhere.