Excerpt: This is a big coffee maker. It makes 12 cups at a time, but it leaks terribly if the filter basket isn't in place properly. We have made many pots of hot tea that have leaked water all over the counter because the filter basket hasn't been in place properly.
Summary: I bought this one to replace my old Hamilton Beach coffeemaker that I've had for years. The coffee gets really hot to the point where it tastes a little burnt by the time I fix a second cup. Thankfully, it turns off automatically after 2 hours.
Comparatively, -The Best Programmable Coffee Maker
R. Keeney, Amazon
17 February 2013
Summary: Blending our own origins, we are serious coffee drinkers in our family. Having been through many styles of coffee makers, this Hamilton Beach has been thee best longest lasting coffee maker I have ever owned. Programmable for pre-set brew time, slim, lightweight, brews fast.
Summary: I've used probably a dozen different coffee-makers in the past, including cheap $10.00 jobs. This one is the worst. Constantly overflows, despite every precaution. Hamilton Beach said it is because we need to clean the unit and make sure the grounds are ground properly.