5 Stars By Jawaa on 2017-06-25
I decided to buy this guy as a nice balance of price and quality
This is my second Chefman product. I've been eyeing single serving kcup makers for a while now but could not stomach $99 for a keuirg K200 or K50. After my previous positive experience with a Chefman tea kettle, I decided to buy this guy as a nice balance of price and quality. I tested both kcup and raw coffee grounds with it and as suspected the kcups work better. In that sense its no different than running coffee grounds through a real keurig machine. Its compact. Its convenient. Its cheap. It makes coffee quickly. Overall very satisfied with my purchase.
1 Stars By Bob on 2017-07-28
It was great... for one week.
Just made the first cup using a OneCup pod. It's very quick and the coffee is wonderfully hot. So glad the OneCup pods work in it. Had used a Starbucks Verismo for 1.5 yrs, and loved it dearly, but they offer only 2 decaf pod flavors, and decaf is all we're drinking now. Happy to have the world of "k-cups" available to us now (and do try the OneCups if you have not!). Only gave 4 stars as the instructions are to keep it unplugged when not using. As there's no obvious product certification such as "UL," we'll do this unless further research convinces us otherwise. Will add to review if that happens.
UPDATE: After a week, it stopped working properly; would only use a couple of ounces from the reservoir at a time; sent back.
1 Stars By Brianna B. on 2017-09-04
I recieved the insta brew package opened and the machine was used it has coffee stains and water marks all over it
5 Stars By Darlene on 2017-07-02
Chefman Coffee Maker
Great compact K cup coffee maker. This is so much more compact that the Keurig. My husband is a coffee fanatic, so we need to have a coffee machine at home and away. This fits perfectly in our RV. Small and Compact and does the same as the big coffee maker. I personally like this one a bit better just because you fill it with water every time you use it. The other have a larger reservoir for water and I am sure the water gets bad after a while. Easy to make and easy to clean. Plus you also get a filter to use for regular coffee grounds.
5 Stars By Maddy Barone on 2018-01-25
Where I work we used to get free coffee. Not great coffee, mind you, but free coffee. Then to save money, management took away the big coffee makers and told us we had to buy coffee from the cafeteria at $1.95 for a 12oz cup. My whole team was irate. So I decided to buy a Keurig to keep at my desk. But the price on those made me re-think that. I found this one for $29.99 and figured, what the heck. If it died after a few months I would still be spending less that I would to buy 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day in the cafeteria.
It arrived shortly before halloween, 3 months ago. It is a hit at work. My desk is now the most popular place on my team. This little workhorse of a machine has made approximately 25 cups of coffee a day, five days a week, for three months. No problems at all. It is still churning out hot coffee on demand. In fact, it is so hot, I have to let it sit for a few minutes to be able to drink it. The little reusable filter that came with it is a godsend, since K cups are a bit spendy if you use 3 or 4 of them a day. I am very happy with this product and I highly recommend it. The price was right, and it does the job great. If it does die (and considering how much use it gets on a daily basis, it probably will eventually) one of my team mates is going to buy a replacement to bring into the office.
5 Stars By Heidi Ahles on 2017-07-07
Awesome lil Machine !!!
Awesome Lil machine ! I have used and owned a few of these K-Cup machines, but this one is the best yet. Sleek,Simple and Super fast !! The coffee brews almost instantly, and come out very hot. I LOVE IT !!!
5 Stars By Gerald Petrovich on 2017-09-01
I highly recommend this model
We had a Keurig machine several years ago, got tired of it, went back to drip coffeemaker, got tired of it so shopped again for a K-type machine and purchased model RJ14-SKG-IR. about six weeks ago. This Chefman model far exceeds my expectations. Its attractive compact design is ideal for our small kitchen and we appreciate the ease of operation. Fill the water (up to 14 oz.) drop in the cup and push the power button. It's also convenient to be able to brew the next cup immediately. It has worked perfectly from day one except for the time I forgot to pour in the water. It has capacity for a tall travel mug but a side issue with that is that when using a regular size ceramic type mug, tiny drips splash out to the counter around the machine. You can put paper towels around it to catch the drops but we solved it by using a very tall mug, then transferring the coffee to a regular cup. I highly recommend this model.
5 Stars By Ruppie on 2017-07-14
Nice Brewer - Easy - Great Tasting Coffee
This is a nice little brewer. We tried grounds in the permanent filter and it made a great tasting cup of coffee. I can't believe how fast it brews--much faster than a Keurig. The coffee was piping hot! It couldn't be easier to use. I plan to offer it to my Airbnb guests. If I were a guest and this were in my room, I would be very impressed!
3 Stars By YellowJacketBorn on 2018-01-25
I have very mixed feelings about this product. When it works, it is great.
We got this mid-September 2017. At first it worked perfectly and we were very pleased. Then it started only partially filling cups. A few days later it started making lots of noise but never making any coffee. Because it is under warranty, we contacted the vendor January 9. They asked for additional information which we sent. They also said they would handle the warranty work. Although we have written asking for status and if they need more info, we have not heard from them since January 12.
It was great when it was working. Now, not.
1/27/18 Update. Chefman sent us a replacement coffee maker. I really like the size and shape (looks like the Jetsons would own it). And when the first one was working it worked very well. I have cleaned the replacement and hoping it lasts longer.
1 Stars By Tessa on 2017-09-05
you get what u pay for...
Well... Originally... I really loved this machine.... How ever... I ordered it mid july.. And it's now beginning of september... So about a month and a half... I went to make coffee this morning.. And it was making this god aweful squeek/squeal noise.. And no water came out... Tried a different pod.. Tried no pod/basket at all.. Tried to clean out the spots where water goes in the lid and ran the machine again.... Nothing... I only used it once a day so there is no reason for this to be a problem