What is considered the most versatile coffee maker ever made? Here is one that gets a vote from me:
The Melitta ACM-12. This 1385 watt 12 cup beast comes in a stylish gold with brown trim that should look at home in any modern kitchen (that hasn't been remodeled since the 1970's). What I like most is the clearance. I think I could fit another coffee maker in the space between the carafe warmer and the shower head. An on/off toggle switch on the side allows the user complete control of power to the unit.
A more productive use for this clearance would be to insert a Chemex and Kone, or a V60 and carafe - maybe a Kalita/Tiamo Wave style dripper on top of a carafe even. All of these will fit. No need to try a different V cone filter on a carafe - this set up is already included in the package and, like the Bonavita, the filter sits on the carafe and is not attached to the machine.
The water is hot enough to send a cloud of steam up out of the filter cone with the first pulse coming out in less than 30 seconds from the time the machine is turned on. It too a little over three minutes for my 500 ml of water to disburse over the grounds, so it is a really fast brewer too.
It is going to be fun experimenting with this brewer over the next couple weeks.