At the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, Cuisinart debuted a new compact single-cup brewer that doubles the number of machines in their K-Cup lineup. The SS-300 uses K-Cups and requires a water reservoir refill between each brew. It's meant for occasional users, and has the same robust build quality as the larger SS-600 but with a smaller footprint.
Cuisinart reps let us know that the SS-600 K-Cup coffeemaker is their single best selling product, so the smaller SS-300 is a natural fit. It's hitting retailers as of press time (MSRP $129), and it's a lot pricier than other compact single-cup units—like a Mr. Coffee brewer that can be found for $50 on sale. Still, the Cuisinart name and a solid design will definitely appeal to some shoppers.