Top 5 Coffee Makers with Removable Water Reservoirs

In my opinion Keurig made the detachable water tank commonplace in American households.

It used to be that every coffee maker I ever saw or used had an internal water tank that you had to fill up by pouring water into it, usually from the carafe itself.

After Keurig came on to the scene however it has become more and more common to see regular drip coffee makers, single serve coffee machines, and pod coffee brewers all have some models in their line that use the removable water reservoir design.

Obviously there are some perks to this design, the ease of filling the water tank at the sink is awesome but I also like how the removable tank makes it easier to keep your counter, your machine, and your tank clean.

Right now I’m really enjoying the Behmor Brazen coffee maker because it not only has a water reservoir that comes off for easy filling but the machine itself is really well made and produces the best quality coffee possible from a drip machine. It’s SCAA certified too!

Of course the Behmor is a bit higher priced than many people like which is why the Mr. Coffee Thermal Optimal Brew coffee maker is such a top seller in this category.

In today’s article we will be listing out the best options for detachable water reservoir coffee makers and providing some brief reviews on the top models.

Suffice to say every Keurig machine uses a removable tank so we typically advise our customers to go for the Keurig K575 but for those wanting a regular drip style coffee maker that uses a basket of grind then this list is for you

So, what are we still waiting for? Let’s get to the discussion.

Best Currently Available Coffee Makers with Removable Water Reservoirs

As you would expect, there are quite a few brands out there with quite a few models that allow you to detach your water reservoir for easy refilling. However, this does not mean that they’re all equal in quality.

That’s why we went one step ahead and compiled a list of the best products out there, and the most likely ones for you to actually want to buy.

So, here are the main models that you might want to check out:

Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew 10-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker System, PSTX91

First is the bestselling model Mr Coffee Optimal Brew PSTX91. This model is one of the most loved on the market, not because of just the way it looks, but because of all the versatility that it offers. The functionality of this model can easily be understood from the following points:

  • Of course, this model has a removable water reservoir.
  • Just-Brewed Thermal Carafe holds temperature and the fresh flavor of coffee
  • There is a delay brew function that you can use to get the right coffee whenever you want. Imagine getting back from work or getting up from sleep and having your hot coffee ready and waiting.
  • Finally, this machine has a capacity of 10 cups.

Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker CM805

Then comes the Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker CM805. Aicok is a famous brand with a lot of products available out there ranging all the way from pressure cookers up to our coffee makers. As such, it’s a really popular and loved brand with a really good reputation in the market. Let’s see the main features of this model.

  • It has a single cup design, but don’t let that fool you because it’s super versatile and you can load it with a variety of cup options, including k-cups.
  • This model has been specially designed and made to keep it lightweight, so it’s a handy machine that you can always carry around with you on a trip or similar. This makes this model really great for people who travel.
  • This model also has an auto shutoff feature that ensures that your electricity is saved. So, you can say that in the long run this machine somewhat pays for itself by saving you costs in usage. And, of course, it also makes the whole thing safer.
  • The water reservoir of this model boasts of a pretty large capacity of about 12 ounces.

Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Next in line is the Cuisinart DCC-3000. This model is acclaimed as one of the most functional coffee makers that are available in the market, right now. We can easily check out what this model is worth by taking a simple look at the main features that this model offers you.

  • You can program your own temperature and timer settings to get the perfect coffee for you. This programmable feature makes this model stand out from quite a few other models.
  • It dispenses one cup at a time with an easy to use activator. You can just press the lever and your cup will be filled, automatically, making it both programmable and super simple to use!
  • This model holds about 12 cups of coffee (each of them being about 5 ounces).

Behmor Brazen Plus Temperature Control Coffee Maker

Now, if you want to buy a model just because of its unique appearance, the best suggestion I have for you is the Behmor Brazen Plus Temperature Control Coffee Maker. When I first saw this model, I was genuinely surprised by how unique it looked. When I did some research on it, I found that this model is functionally well-off too! The main features of this model are:

  • It’s one of those models that seem to have every good thing about it! Quoting Amazon,

    Fully customizable, temperature control 8-cup coffee maker with pre-soak option and temperature calibration for high altitude

  • It has super easy controls that anyone can easily operate and it’s still programmable, making it a great model.
  • It has a capacity of about 8 cups, or 40 ounces.

Gaggia Classic Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker

For those of you who are looking for something on the higher end of the price range, we decided to save the last model for you. This is one of the higher end models that are available, but this model is, by far, one of the best I’ve ever come across. The main things that this model boasts of are as follows:

  • It comes with a coffee and espresso making option, as well as a frothing option for perfectly preparing drinks that want frothing, such as espresso.
  • This model also is super simple to use, despite offering so many options. This simplicity has earned it a lot of loyal customers.
  • It has a completely different and sophisticated look to it that’s bound to make your kitchen look better. You could say that this model will be the perfect compliment to your well decorated kitchen.
  • This model comes with a detachable reservoir with a capacity of about 72 ounces.

Buyer’s Guide

Of course, that’s not all that there is to it. These are the main things that we discussed from a general perspective, but your specific needs open to you a lot more things to consider before purchasing!

Some main things that you should considere are as follows:

  1. First of all comes the fact that the model needs to have a removable water reservoir. It’s the theme of the article, after all.
  2. Yet another thing that you should consider is the aesthetic aspect. There are a lot of models available out there, but you must find out which one would look good in your kitchen. Yes, for some people, it doesn’t matter, but for others, it’s everything! So, we recommend you seriously take it into account.
  3. The functionality of the models is yet another point that you can never ignore. Some models provide you with really nice features, such as the ability to plan ahead of time or program your own way of brewing (your own temperature and timer). Several people look for some of these features in their models and it’s important to take them into consideration.
  4. You might also want to make sure that you stay within your budget. While there are a lot of models, there are a lot of price ranges as well. You must be well aware about your budget, and only buy the model that fits it perfectly.

Removable Water Reservoir Coffee Makers Comparison Information

The most important thing to keep in mind while comparing models is what your specific needs are. These are the main things that must guide you during any such consideration. You don’t want to go for such a thing that looks great but doesn’t serve your needs. You also don’t want to go for something that’s cheaper, but is completely useless to you. You need to know what you’re looking for and buy a model that does that.

Keep this in mind and I’m sure that it will be super simple for you to easily find the model that would serve all your needs. Don’t forget that the best model for you isn’t the best one available in the market, but that one which serves all your needs. This is why you must judge it according to them in order to find the best one for yourself.

Coffee Makers with Removable Water Reservoir FAQ

By this point, a lot of questions might be building up in your mind. Don’t worry, I’ll answer the most common ones right now and request you to reach out to me if you have anything more that you would like to discuss.

Please know that we are here for you and we would love to hear from you. So do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have anything that you would like to ask us or discuss with us.

  • Can a model break while I try to remove the reservoir?
    It’s reasonable to get scared about damaging your product when you have to remove parts. However, the models that have this feature are generally designed in such a way so that you can do it without damaging them. If you still aren’t sure, you can always check that out online or learn it from someone you know who has a similar model. It’s nothing to worry about!
  • Should I go for a specific company?
    Another question that’s really common is that if there’s some company that’s specially better. While there are bestselling companies, there’s no way to say that  any one is the best, by far. Plus, just because the company is popular doesn’t mean it makes something you want. So, you still have to judge what would be the best product for yourself.
  • How important is the economic factor here?
    Not all models are equally priced and not of all of us are on an equal budget. While some of us might be fine going with just about any model, some of us might be on a conservative budget. So, it’s important to buy the model that’s the best suited to it.


At the end of the day, you’re the customer and all these models are available for you, but that makes it even more important for you to do your research before settling on one.

Keep in mind that Gamble Bay Coffee is always here to help you out. If you have any questions, we are always here and always up for discussion. So, if you have anything you might want to discuss, please feel free to reach out to us and we promise that we will try our best to help you with all the information that we have in order to help you find the best model for yourself.

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