Space Saver & Under Cabinet Coffee Makers 2018 | Top 8 Picks

You may have a tiny kitchen at home, or an RV or houseboat, but that doesn’t stops you to brew a big pot of coffee for yourself and friends. French Press, Aeropress and Chemex are options as a small and portable coffee maker but they take up lot of time and leave some mess too. With these things in mind, we thought of finding a few Space Saver Coffee Maker units that can increase your counter capacity with their small size or under cabinet mounting feature. We will be reviewing here a some under mount coffee makers along with few other units that are easy to operate and take very little space or do multiple things in one unit.
Top Space Saver Coffee Maker

We hope that you are searching for coffee machine for home, office, RV or houseboat and not a portable one intended for outdoors or camping. For that, we have a list of portable coffee makers which are made for travel-holics and backpackers.
Below is a video of the best kitchens, you might want to have a look on for an idea to place your coffee machine.

Offices and all need some automated solutions that can be easily used by anyone seeking a cup of hot coffee. There are a number of space saving coffee makers available that make use of forgotten spots such as the underside of your cabinets or the wall in your kitchen too. The two Black and Decker models reviewed here are all designed as Under Counter Coffee Maker. They can be easily mounted on the underside of a kitchen cupboard. Also many people with travel syndrome will find these as great coffee makers for RV or Houseboat. Furthermore, we have also reviewed few small coffee makers that are on-counter and some multi-purpose appliances having built-in coffee brewer saving area of one or two extra appliances.

If you don’t have a suitable cabinet for under-mounting, you may want to consider a tall, narrow coffee maker that has a minimal footprint on your counter. These are perfect if you live in one of those tiny urban apartments in high-ceiling old buildings! 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 Maker Collection

#1 Black & Decker SCM1000BD SpaceMaker Under Counter

This product is an mountable coffee maker that sits just below the kitchen counter or a cabinet, allowing you to make use of spot that would otherwise be wasted. It can brew 12 cups of coffee at once, making it a good choice for a busy office with a tiny staff room. It’s programmable, so you can set a delay time for your perfect brewing time.

Under Cabinet Coffee Maker SCM1000BD

  • Programmable with digital quick touch buttons
  • Glass carafe holds 12 cups
  • Hot plate for carafe
  • Water reservoir is removable for easy filling
  • Dishwasher Safe Carafe
  • Automatic shut off
  • “Sneak a cup” without waiting for brewing to finish

Watch this video below that demonstrates the clearly about how this coffee maker actually sits under the cabinet along with installation procedure. It’s easy!

Most customers report that this coffee maker brews great cup of coffee at the desired temperature, and also keeps it hot for almost 2 hours. It has a digital programmer that can schedule coffee for the next 24 hours. The carafe clicks firmly into place, so you don’t have to worry about it moving around in an RV or houseboat or in any vehicle. Some people are not happy with the shape of the water reservoir: because it is short and wide rather than being tall and narrow, and that’s why filling it can be difficult. Therefore, an easy fix is to measure water in a separate container and pour from it into the coffee maker. Moreover, the reservoir can still be removed for cleaning, but don’t remove it after every use.

Black+Decker SCM1000BD Carafe
This coffee maker has a short cord that is stored in the back of the machine so that you can pull out only as much as you need. Unless you want to use extension cords, it’s best to mount the coffee maker close to an electrical outlet.

Furthermore, there are a few things you need to keep in mind while installing this or any of the Space Maker models. First of all, they are designed to be installed on flat bottomed cabinets only. If your cabinet has a lip or rail moulding, you may be able to get around this problem by attaching a board to the bottom of your cabinet to fill in the space created by the moulding.

BLACK+DECKER SCM1000BD SpaceMaker Under The Cabinet 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black (Kitchen)

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Installing the Space Maker is pretty much straightforward if you know how to use basic power tools. You will need an electric drill, screwdriver, ruler and measuring tape, everything else is included. The manufacturer includes good step-by-step instructions manual and recommends two people for installation.
On the whole, the SCM1000BD is a great option when you have very limited space and need a big-capacity coffee maker. The price is also not a bar and it comes under the $100 price tag.

#2 Under Mount Black & Decker SpaceMaker SCM2000BD

Black+Decker SCM2000BD

This mountable coffee maker is similar in design to the SCM1000BD, but 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.

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.


Best of Small Space Saver Coffee Makers

#3 Hamilton Beach 46201 12-Cup Digital Coffee Brewer

Hamilton Beach 46201 12 Cup Space Saver Coffee Maker

What if you don’t want an under cabinet but are looking for something with a minimal footprint on the counter top? Next in the list is Hamilton Beach 46201. 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.

Hamilton Beach 46201 12 Cup Coffee Maker
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.

Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Digital Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel (46201) (Discontinued Model) (Kitchen)

List Price:$49.99 USD
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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.

Read complete Hamilton Beach 46201 Review

#4 KitchenAid KCM1202WH 12-Cup Glass Carafe Coffee Machine

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.

KitchenAid KCM1202WH 12-Cup Glass Carafe Coffe Maker – White (Kitchen)

List Price:$68.34 USD
New From:$64.64 USD In Stock
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Top Breakfast Stations with Coffee Brewer

#5 Nostalgia BSET300AQ Retro Series 3 in 1 Breakfast Station

Another 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.

Nostalgia BSET300AQ Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station – Aqua Blue (Kitchen)

List Price:$79.99 USD
New From:$61.00 USD In Stock
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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.

#6 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.

Elite Cuisine EBK-200B Maxi-Matic 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Center, Black (Kitchen)

List Price:$30.34 USD
New From:$30.34 USD In Stock
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#7 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.

Elite Cuisine ECT-819 Maxi-Matic 2-in-1 Dual Function Breakfast Station Toaster and Coffee, Black (Kitchen)

List Price:$39.99 USD
New From:$24.75 USD In Stock
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#8 Brew Express BE-110 Built-In Space Saving Coffee System

Another product to be praised is the Brew Express Built in Coffee System that attaches itself inside 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 that space. 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.

Brew Express Programmable Recessed Coffee Maker, 10 Cup (Kitchen)

List Price:$459.00 USD
New From:$459.00 USD In Stock
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We hope the above collection helps you in discovering a small space saving coffee brewer you have been looking for. The under cabinets by Black N Decker are among the most successful coffee machines which can be easily mounted under the counter.

5 thoughts on “Space Saver & Under Cabinet Coffee Makers 2018 | Top 8 Picks

  1. Why can’t I find an under cabinet stainless steel space saver coffee maker like the one I seen on HGTV Blog cabin? I would like to find this. Thanks 9/14/2016

    • That’s a fully automatic coffee maker that is not an under cabinet but rather it’s like a dishwasher that fits within the kitchen platform.

  2. I have a GE Spacesaver coffee maker that is now considered “vintage” however, I love the design. I can’t seem to find anything like it. There are some used ones on Ebay but I want new. I was hoping for a stainless steel version of the one I have but all the new models are ugly to me as they seem lopsided and they are black. Any suggestions?


    • GE are now not available. I would suggest to go with the above mentioned Black n Decker as it is the most widely used product all over and tested too. Once owing it, you won’t be regretting

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