Barista-Quality Coffee Machines for the Kitchen
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Barista-Quality Coffee Machines for the Kitchen

As we head into the new year, having just the right coffee maker that produces powerful, gourmet coffee is a must for getting going in the morning. For many, a built-in coffee machine adds the modern touch that they are looking for in their kitchen. So if you're in the market for a new, high-quality coffee machine, you're in luck, because we've put together this expert-picked list of the best built-in coffee machines of 2022.

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This 24-in. built-in coffee machine from Miele will give you your caffeine fix in style every morning. It can prepare up to two cups of coffee at once, thanks to its handy OneTouch for Two feature, and it allows you to save up to 10 individual user profiles with their specific coffee preferences. Prepare coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, and more with this high-tech coffee maker. Its whole bean system will allow you to grind your beans whenever you need to in order to prepare your fresh cup of joe, and Miele's AromaticSystem technology ensures that your coffee is as deliciously aromatic as it can be.

Maintenance on these high-quality coffee machines is simple thanks to Miele's Clean Touch Steel™ surface, which is especially resistant to smudges and easy to clean. With their automatic rinse and cleaning programs, you can always be sure that your coffee maker is clean. When you turn the machine on, its spouts are automatically rinsed and cleaned, and rinsing occurs after the machine is turned off for extra hygiene assurance. Many of the parts are also removable and dishwasher safe.

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This 24-in. unit from Smeg's Classic Series will allow you to make your cup of gourmet coffee with ease, thanks to its high-tech features and easy-to-use controls. It also features a color TFT soft touch-screen display, making interaction with this unit a true pleasure.

This coffee maker's automatic switch-on feature allows you to program it to turn on and begin brewing at whatever time you set, meaning that's one less thing you'll need to think about when you get up in the morning. You can also grind your beans in the machine with a coarseness set just to your liking and choose from 5 different levels of coffee strength to ensure your coffee is just right.

If cappuccinos are your thing, this machine's got you covered, thanks to its automatic device that will whisk the cappuccino's milky foam directly into your cup. If cappuccinos are not your thing, the milk frother allows you to make a variety of other coffee drinks. It can even heat water for other types of hot drinks, such as tea or cocoa.

Maintenance is a breeze with this Smeg machine. Its descaling function will remove limestone deposits in the tank, and its automatic reminder system will let you know when this maintenance needs to be performed.

Fulgor Milano F7BC24B1

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Last on our list of the best built-in coffee machines of 2022 is this 24-in. unit from Fulgor Milano's Distinto Series, which allows you to prepare cappuccinos, lattes, and more right in your kitchen. Choose from five coffee strengths and three temperature settings to have your coffee just the way you like it quickly and easily. You can also select from five different mug sizes.

This high-quality coffee machine performs a variety of functions, including milk frothing, milk warming, water heating, and steaming. It also contains a coffee grinder that will grind your beans to just the coarseness that you prefer. The two sliding telescopic rails make it easy and convenient to access the machine to refill the coffee bean and water containers.

For those concerned about energy costs, its stand-by mode will help keep your power bill down. Similarly, its energy-efficient LED lighting helps illuminate the coffee machine without driving up your spending on energy costs.

Related Questions

What is the difference between espresso machines and coffee makers?

A coffee maker relies on gravity to pull water through its filters to produce a hot pot of coffee. Espresso makers, on the other hand, use high pressure to drive water through the coffee beans in a matter of seconds.

How long does an espresso machine last?

An espresso machine can be expected to last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. Maintenance is often a driving factor in how long the machines last, as is the frequency with which they are used.