For coffee drinkers, the joys of owning a built-in, fully automated coffee machine are limitless. Not only is barista quality coffee available at the touch of a button, but the luxurious finishes of these models are certain to suit any kitchen decor or style. Our experts have compiled a list of the best built-in coffee machines of 2021 which offer a sophisticated aesthetic, by blending seamlessly with your existing cabinetry, and free up valuable counterspace.
The German-made Gaggenau 400 Series coffee system has the ability to personalize and save up to eight different kinds of espresso or coffee drinks. This system can be plumbed into your kitchen to eliminate the need to fill the water reservoir, or you can utilize its removable 2.5 qt. water tank. Convenience is key with this coffee maker, which includes an auto-cleaning function, a built-in water filter with an indicator light, automatic steam cleaning of the milk system after every beverage, and removable parts are all dishwasher safe. This unit features electronic fill level controls for milk, water and coffee to ensure a perfect result every time. The intuitive TFT touch display makes choosing and making your beverage feel like a luxurious start to your day.
This Miele coffee machine from the DirectSensor Series is a plumbed, built-in coffee system designed with luxury in mind. It comes standard with auto cleaning features which turn on to rinse components every time the machine is switched on or off. Its CleanTouch steel surface allows the machine to be wiped clean quite easily and without using any special cleaning agents. This convenient coffee maker has the OneTouch function, which means it can produce two hot drinks simultaneously by placing the cups side by side on the dispenser. It has a whole bean coffee grind system and comes with an EasyClick Milk Flask which can be stored and cleaned by simply unclicking the glass container. You can also save up to 10 user profiles which will remember your favorite settings for the perfect, personalized cup of coffee.
This Bosch coffee machine features 12 modes to create the perfect cup of coffee with both adjustable cup sizes and a carefully maintained consistent brewing temperature. The sleek design will fit seamlessly into your decor and allows for flush installation with your current cabinetry. You can make personalized beverages using the Home Connect app, which uses smart technology to remotely monitor and control your coffee maker from your smart device for the ultimate in convenience. The MyFavorites option even stores up to eight of your favorite coffee preferences to be brewed at just the touch of a button. From the LCD display, you can even select an option for an AromaDouble shot, providing extra strong coffee with less bitterness than competitors' models.
This 24 in. built-in coffee maker from Fisher & Paykel features 13 different coffee options, including macchiatos and lattes. It features five coffee temperature settings, and you can program the machine to start up at the same time each day and even memorize your favorite coffee choices. The intuitive touch display expedites refills, provides cleaning and maintenance data, and twin LED lights illuminate the beverage tray. The coffee maker also has a self-cleaning function, an easy-to-remove bin for coffee grounds, and comes with a removable drip tray. You can use freshly ground coffee or whole beans will be ground on demand for the perfect cup.
This Thermador Masterpiece series built-in coffee maker has an elegant appearance and powerful features. For instance, this coffee maker's automatic cleaning feature uses both hot water and steam during its fully automatic rinse program which runs at both machine turn-on and turn-off. Other excellent features include home connectivity and remote monitoring and control via your smartphone, accessible on Thermador's Home Connect App. It has adjustable grinding settings with two ceramic discs for the freshest tasting coffee from its 1lb. coffee bean container. You will even receive sensor alerts when coffee beans and water levels are low. An included height-adjustable dispenser has dual spouts for brewing two cups at a time and the machine can remember up to eight personalized beverage settings.
What should I look for when buying a coffee maker?
When looking for a new coffee maker, you should consider the long-term cost in regards to how often you make coffee and also the quality or types of coffee drinks you enjoy drinking. Ease of use and difficulty cleaning are also important factors to consider when buying a coffee maker.
Are coffee machines plumbed in?
Built-in coffee makers can be plumbed so they have a constant water supply, but they don't need to be. Some of them come with a removable water tank, so there is no need for plumbing.