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. It works well, but you have to be very sure the filter basket is in place before you start brewing or you will have a big mess all over the counter.Brew PerformanceWe use the pot for brewing hot tea and it works well...
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. That's my only complaint and getting used to the cone shaped filters.
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. This pot pours perfectly! Waiting tables at rush hour with Bunn coffee pots -I know this pot is a good pour. No spills or drips.
Summary: We had a nice cone coffeemaker that died and we needed a replacement. We tried out a few basket models, but kept getting grounds. Then I saw this model for sale and jumped on buying it. It is a wonderful model, very easy to load and tell how much water you have added, the carafe produces no spills when pouring. Simple to program as well. A very solid reliable product, if I need to buy another I know what I'll be getting!
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. It is a brand new unit, and the grounds are custom ground at Starbucks for a cone filter. Piece of garbage. Going in the trash.
Summary: The house we are renting came with a new one of these. It's been 10 months of brewing 2 pots a day and I was pleased with the product until recently. It now takes close to an hour to brew a full pot and half the water evaporates before it's finished so I have to add more. My guess is that it may need a good cleaning which I'll do next otherwise we'll have to get a new one and it probably won't be a HB. I'll update this review over the weekend after the cleaning.