Summary: The item came well packed and quickly. It's quite easy to use, though we don't use the built in water container in the back to fill the maker with water. Don't know why... guess we're just used to using the glass carafe. The lights are nice and bright, the coffee stays piping hot, and the program feature is lovely. Always nice to wake to fresh brewed coffee in the morning. One thing to note though...
Summary: Bought a DeLonghi for $100 in Nov 2012; the carafe leaked terribly all over the counter whether hot or cold. submitted a complaint in Jan 2013. Returned the item to the store and got a replacement. Same thing-carafe lip is horribly constructed and potentially dangerous. Complained 3 more times until we finally received a replacement item - and guess what - same thing. Purchased the HB AND LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
Summary: Had the previous model to this one for maybe a year. Never abused or even spilled coffee on the bottom switches. But the on/off switch on the bottom right just quit working. Cheap switches don't make for a lasting product. Do not buy.
2nd coffee maker dies within a year and HB SUPPORT IS CR@P
Rick V "Bargain hunter by day, shopaholic at ..., Amazon
30 May 2014
Summary: Will keep it short as I am irate at this point and don't want to spoil your mood: When this coffee maker works its fine. However, we seriously doubt the quality controls at Hamilton Beach and more so, we detest their lack of customer centric support. The first one died within 6 months. First the timer stopped working. Then the power button stopped working. We didn't check the warranty and figured it was just bad luck and we went out and bought another via Amazon.
Summary: I had been looking for an affordable red coffee maker, when I came upon The Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffeemaker. It was the perfect red that I had been looking for and it was very affordable. I ordered it and it arrived quickly even with regular shipping which was free, which I also loved! It makes delicious Hot Coffee and I like that I can program it so I can awaken to the smell of hot coffee brewing in the morning. I love my new Red Hamilton Beach Coffeemaker!
Summary: I bought this coffee maker due to the name being around forever, this coffer maker is nice looking and a very nice red and works well EXCEPT FOR the coffee is only "barely luke-warm" a baby could put it's finger in the coffee right after being made. To get very, well some what hot coffee you need to let it sit after making for one hour and then it is kind of hot!!
Summary: Wife wanted a red coffee maker for updated kitchen...this is a very good coffee maker...quick to brew..holds coffee at the right temp without turning it to tar and has clock and time set controls...Also has that feel of well made even if it is plastic...have seen reviews of it being a drizzle pot when filling a coffee cup.
Summary: I absolutely loved this coffee maker for the first two months: all of the features are great (esp the "bold" and "timer" functions.) but after about a month every time I made a pot, there would be this horrible burnt plastic smell coming out of top and it's only gotten worse! I'm afraid to drink the coffee made from this, so I've started cold brewing or using a french press. It's really too bad because this seemed like a great pot.