Essentials Fall 100: The Instant Dual Pod Plus Coffee Maker is the must-have fall kitchen gadget for coffee drinkers.


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It’s hot drink season. If you love all things pumpkin spice – especially in your morning coffee – you’ll want to check out the Instant Dual Pod Plus. This top-notch versatile coffee maker brews using your choice of K-cups or Nespresso pods. Plus, it’s on sale at Amazon now for $70 off.

Keep reading to learn more about why the Instant Dual Pod Plus is our Essentials Fall 100 pick for the season’s must-have coffee and espresso machine.

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Instant Dual Pod Plus, $160 (usually $230)

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker, $79 (was $109)

De’Longhi espresso machine, $170 (usually $208)

The Instant company makes more than the well-known Instant Pot slow cookers. The popular kitchen brand makes other gadgets and home appliances, including a 4.2-star rated coffee and espresso machine called the Instant Dual Pod Plus.

This versatile kitchen gadget is a must-have for any coffee drinker. It’s compatible with K-Cup pods, Nespresso capsules, and any ground coffee you like, when used with the included reusable pod. Brew up to 12 ounces of coffee and up to 6 ounces of espresso at a time.

Looking to strike a fall deal? The Instant Dual Pod Plus is currently $70 on Amazon.

Dual Pod Plus Instant Coffee Maker


Instant Pot via Amazon

The Instant Dual Pod Plus has many positive reviews on Amazon, including this one:

“I’m in love with this product. I loved it so much my husband told me I had to write a review,” wrote one verified Amazon buyer. “The frother is easy to use, set up, clean, does hot and cold, is quick and so versatile. I’ve frothed every drink in my house (at least that seems to be the case).

“I wasn’t sure I would use all of the settings (cold froth, latte, cappuccino, and just warm) but the warming setting is great for warming teas, tea concentrate, coffee, or coffee concentrate. C it’s an easy way to make chai lattes, pumpkin spice milk (yes that’s awesome thanks later), turmeric milk, cold brew whatever Great product and especially for the price and l space it takes up.”

Instant Dual Pod Plus, $160 (usually $230)

More coffee and espresso machines to consider

Shop other selections of premium coffee makers and espresso machines. These kitchen gadgets all have at least a four-star rating and tons of positive reviews. Some of these coffee and espresso machines are on sale now.

Keurig K-Elite coffee maker



The Keurig K-Elite coffee maker brews a single cup of coffee at a time. It has a 75 ounce water reservoir so you can brew cups of coffee for everyone in your family without having to refill it.

The 4.8-star rated device features a powerful brew button, iced coffee setting and on-demand hot water – perfect for making tea and hot chocolate this fall.

Keurig K-Elite coffee maker, $139 (usually $189)

Nespresso VertuoPlus


Nestle Nespresso via Amazon

This Nestlé coffee machine adapts its pressure, temperature and brewing time to prepare the perfect cup of coffee and espresso.

The 4.6-star rated Nespresso Vertuo Plus includes a free starter set of Nespresso Vertuo capsules.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus, $142 (reduced from $185)

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine by De’Longhi



Prepare an espresso with just one touch.

This slim Nespresso machine is perfect for small spaces. It has a high pressure pump and perfect heat control. This purchase includes a welcome set with 16 Nespresso capsules containing individual aromas.

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine by De’Longhi, $219

Keurig K-Mini coffee maker


Keurig through Amazon

This mini coffee maker is a great option for small spaces.

Keurig 5-inch wide coffee makers allow you to brew up to 12 ounces of coffee, hot chocolate, tea and more. It offers an energy-saving feature that automatically turns off the coffee maker 90 seconds after you brew your cup.

Keurig K-Mini coffee maker, $70 (usually $100)

Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker with Carafe Brew

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Single Serve Coffee Maker and Carafe


Brew a cup of coffee for yourself or brew a whole bunch of coffee for the house.

This K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker lets you brew both. The carafe can brew up to 12 cups of coffee. Want to wake up to the smell of coffee? You can even program the Keurig K-Duo coffee maker to automatically brew a carafe up to 24 hours in advance.

You can find this coffee maker on sale at Walmart now.

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker, $79 (was $109)

De’Longhi espresso machine

De'Longhi espresso machine

best buy

If you’re shopping for an espresso machine, the 4.3-star rated De’Longhi Espresso Maker brews espressos with 15 bar of pressure and includes a manual milk frother.

“Love it so much,” wrote an Amazon customer who purchased the espresso machine. “It’s so easy to use and makes coffee so quickly. It was affordable compared to most espresso machines and the quality is amazing.”

De’Longhi espresso machine, $170 (usually $208)

Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker

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Keurig through Amazon

Make coffee at the press of a button.

This simple Keurig K-Select coffee maker doesn’t include a bunch of fancy bells and whistles, but it’s a classic. And it’s on sale.

Keurig K-Select coffee maker, $110 (usually $140)

Keurig K-Café SMART

Keurig K-Café SMART


This writer rated kitchen gadget promises to help you create over 70 coffee drinks at home using coffee pods. The Keurig K-Cafe Smart connects to the Keurig app. You can schedule a brew in advance, brew remotely and more.

The coffee maker’s BrewID technology, meanwhile, selects the ideal settings for the K-cup you choose to use. The brewer has five temperature settings and six strength settings – the most customization Keurig has ever offered in a coffee maker.

This Keurig can create a highly concentrated shot of coffee to mimic the profile of espresso. (There are espresso K-cups available for purchase that you can use for the “shot” function.) The “shot” function is ideal for creating lattes, macchiatos and other espresso drinks . There’s also an iced coffee button, which brews at a lower temperature and flow rate.

There’s a way to strike a deal on the Keurig K-Cafe Smart: Keurig is offering $125 off the K-Cafe Smart to those who sign up for Keurig Smart Delivery and commit to buying 16 boxes of pods over 12 months.

Smart Keurig K-Café, $250

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker


For the coffee fan looking to step up to a more complex coffee-making process, the French press is an easy and convenient way to get to grips with your morning brew.

Bodum Chambord French Press, $29 (was $69)

Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine


Breville store through Amazon

This all-in-one espresso machine with built-in grinder can turn your coffee beans into espresso in less than a minute.

The 4.7-star rated machine features dose-control grinding, optimal water pressure, faster heat-up time, and precise espresso extraction.

Breville Barista Touch espresso machine, $1,100 (was $1,200)

The CBS Essentials Fall 100

Want the secret to a perfect fall? The shopping experts at CBS Essentials (that’s us!) have compiled the first-ever Essentials Fall 100, a list of the 100 most essential products for fall 2022.

These must-have items include best-sellers, seasonal favorites, top-rated products, and hotly anticipated new gadgets, including the new Apple iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple AirPods Pro 2. Before you buy anything this season, check out the CBS Essentials Fall 100 list for the best in tech, kitchen gadgets, 4K TVs and mailing boxeshousehold appliances such as washers and dryers, robot vacuum cleanersmust-have clothing, cozy furniture, fall decor, Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving turkeys and more.

We will update this list throughout the season. Be sure to go back and see which top-rated products make our Fall 100 Essentials.

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