Even coffee-making amateurs can’t go wrong with this machine

By Christina Butan
March 24, 2020 03:36 PM
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Staying indoors for the time being means you’re probably not frequenting your favorite coffee shop. While making coffee at home might not feel as luxurious as ordering an oat milk honey latte from Starbucks, it’s definitely cheaper and a lot more convenient. (In the mood for a cup at 10 p.m.? No problem!) If you don’t already own a coffee machine, we get that you’re probably searching for a no-frills, inexpensive option — like this five-cup coffee maker from Walmart’s Mainstays brand.

The simple coffee maker will cost you just under $10 (yes, seriously), and has hundreds of five-star reviews on Walmart for being reliable, easy to use, and compact. It features a dishwasher-safe carafe with a five-cup capacity, a removable filter basket (which you should only use ground coffee in), and one button to turn it on and off. The machine also has an automatic ‘keep warm’ function, and will pause itself if you want to pour a cup during the brewing cycle.


Buy It! Mainstays 5 Cup Black Coffee Maker, $9.88; walmart.com

Shoppers love that the Mainstays coffee maker not only saves them money, but also counter space (it’s just over six inches wide). Many compare it to pricier name brand options, including Mr. Coffee and Cuisinart, saying the Mainstays machine is just as good — if not better — than their previous appliances. 

The best part? The coffee maker will ship free with any $35 Walmart order, and can be at your doorstep by early next week. The mint color is already sold out, so we recommend shopping the Mainstays coffee maker in black before that sells out, too!