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226 reviews | 3.8 out of 5
I have a had a "no carafe" Hamilton Beach coffee maker for almost ten years. And then it died!
( I'm a 12 cup, plus, everyday coffee drinker.) I was devastated when I thought they did not make them anymore... This one is even better than my old one. Has several more features, plus iced coffee (cool)!!!! Easy to program and to see the controls right on the front at eye level. Especially like the silver and black finish. Very aesthetic!
Love the fact that I can go ahead set up coffee to perk for the next day and not have to dump the coffee reservoir first. Will have to change the shelf height where my coffee maker sits as the new one is a bit higher than the old one (About 1/2 inch!) which interferes in removing the reservoir and filter basket! Otherwise, it is super and a great deal at the price!
That's the bottom line, this coffee pot makes better coffee than any drip coffee maker I have ever owned. The design with a separate reservoir to carry to the sink and fill makes it easy, coffee is hot, and stays fresh tasting for the full 4 hour 'keep warm' period. Buy it, you will not regret it.
We bought this product because it seemed to be just what we needed to make coffee without too much effort. And it does deliver. Setup is quick and easy. Programming is simple. Coffee and water setup could not be simpler. The no carafe is an okay idea. The amount of coffee to water ratio may need to be adjusted depending on your taste but that is basic coffee 101 as each machine brews a little differently.
I do agree the timer light is too bright. A little black electrical tape took care of that quickly. And you do have to be careful not to hold your cup too firmly against the machine while dispensing coffee as you may push the machine across your counter. But all things considered it is a good coffee maker. Regarding durability, we'll have to see as we use this "BrewStation" over the next few months.
I bought this coffee machine machine as a replacement for an almost identical one. The one I replaces started leaking all over the place. This one is so much more handy with the fill tank on the side and it is removable.
The light on the front of the machine is too bright. One can hear the simmering during the keep warm cycle (moderately loud). The heating plate was buckled near one of the screws holding it on. We like the idea of the brew station and it performs as expected.
I love, love, love this coffee maker. This is my second one, my first I had for 5 years. I love the improvement they made by adding the side water compartment making it much more user friendly. I am thinking of purchasing one for my office as well.
After reading some of the reviews, I wasn't going to purchase this coffee maker. However, I am glad I did. It is tall, but it would have fit under my cabinet if I didn't have it sitting on the gliding tray I purchased online for easy access. It is also wider than my last BrewStation, but that's fine too. The light is bright, but I am not going to use it in the bedroom, so that's not an issue either. It does make a noise, but it is so low and intermittent, that I hardly ever hear it. And I usually don't like the coffee from a new maker, but my coffee has been excellent. Don't miss out on a great coffee maker!
Love how the coffee can sit for 4 hours and not taste even a little bit burnt. And the iced coffee function is so easy and it tastes great.
I have had other brands of Brew Stations and this one is by far the fastest to make coffie and to clean,I LOVE IT
I had a high end coffee pot prior to this one but love this one more. The best feature is the removable water tank. Several reasons. You can take it to the sink and you can easily clean it because it removes. It brews great coffee, has a stay warm timer that goes up to 4 hours. I use 1 hour so the coffee doesn't get burned then I just heat up a cup in the microwave. The only thing I am not pleased with is the light on the clock. It is bright, real bright but I can live with that. It looks very nice on my countertop too. As for durability I certainly cannot comment on that after owning it for only a few weeks.
Each brew is perfect- I use level shot glass for ever four cups- Three shot glass for twelve cups.
Coffee does not get stronger or bitter after it sets. The clean up is easy - dump left over coffee-
rinse- fill water reservoir to Number of cups desired- No hot plate to turn on or off- No glass pot to wash or break. Hint- you do not have to heat -zapp in micro wave-
I Love this coffee maker !!!
I have purchased 3 of these coffee makers in the last few years. They were a good value and their performance was excellent. I am not pleased with this one. It's poorly constructed and does not keep the coffee warm. I would definetly not purchase this one again.
I like this coffee maker It's simple, works great. I've been buying H B for several years now and have not been disappointed.
IT IS TOO LIGHT, WHEN YOU BUSH YOUR CUP TO LOAD IT SLIDS AWAY FROM YOU, IT SHOULD HAVE SOME KIND OF NONE SLIDING PAD ON THE BOTTOM .
It started leaking after the first month and has gotten progressively worse.
Brew station was purchased by myself for a dear friend of mine. I might add that she loves this model.?.? It was purchased 12-15-13, leaking coffee from the bottom again, like the last five stations that she purchased on her own. She tried to return to store, to no avail. When I spoke to the HB customer service, I was politely hung up on. Really! I was not rude or out of control. I do understand things happen, so need in getting worked up about it. Thanks to both companies, I believe we're done with this product. Don't purchase! Waste of time and money!
Bought for My Husbands 46th Anniversary gift. He is the coffee drinker. Easier to use than our old thermal carafe pot, but coffee seems to get stronger each day. Set it on regular brew, with 1 hour warming hold. So seems like heating tank must need washing everyday, just a rinse will not work.
I've not had it long but it's more complicated
Than what I was expecting when it comes
To the container for the coffee more steps
Than my old carafe free maker. The coffe
Filter basket when you raise the lid has a lot
Of water on it and is pretty messy when
Dumping the grounds
If you love your coffee like I do, you can't go wrong buying this great value and super coffee maker! No more spilling water while trying to fill the reservoir!! I love it and the coffee is great and stays warm for up to 4 hours.
While I love the overall design of the BrewStation, it is leaking all over the countertop. It's done so since day one. This is the first BrewStation I have owned that has leaked water from underneath the body of the pot. It's going back as I'm tired of cleaning up the puddles on the counter. Totally dissatisfied with this model.