Reviews and Problems with Hamilton Beach Aroma Express Coffeemaker
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Great little coffee maker-fast & easy!
7 May 2012
Summary: Love this coffee maker. I have had 3 of them now, and they make great coffee - and very quickly. It makes 5 cups and is easy to clean - looks nice on the countertop and is not too large. My 12 cup maker I use infrequently as it takes much longer to make coffee and on a daily basis this little kitchen appliance is perfect! Price is reasonable as well! Would buy another for sure!
Summary: I did alot of research before buying this coffee maker for my travel trailer, it consistently received high marks for making a very hot cup of coffee (very important) and was at a price more than half off of the most expensive model. A coffee maker and coffee maker only, no clocks, no beeps, no grinder, salt shaker, or mandolin attachments, it makes coffee only and does it well.
Summary: I bought this coffee maker to take on a 3 week trip so I could have my early morning coffee in the motel rooms before heading out every day. It worked great for what I wanted it for. I recommend it for such duties.
Summary: I've been putting off writing reviews on items I've bought through wonderful Amazon, but have decided I'll do a few to have some fun and maybe help people in deciding what's good and what maybe isn't so terrific. Doing this review was the one I wanted to do first because a couple of weeks ago I read some comments (about it) that just didn't seem fair. This little coffee maker does a fine job!
Summary: I love this coffeemaker. The carafe does not have the little plastic lib that you put your thumb on to pop the top up which is the only major drawback. The coffee is wonderful though. I think it is brewed at a hotter temp than the other coffee makers I've had. Before this, I had the 5 cup Black and Decker where the carafe just fell apart after about 4 months. The bottom dropped off the handle. This is what set me looking for a new one.
Summary: Over the years I've had several 4- or 5-cup coffee makers, including Mr. Coffee. Now when I need a replacement I always go back to a Hamilton Beach model. It's easy to set up, easy to use and easy to clean. They It brews fast, feels "right", and is durable. (I used my last one every day for six years until I dropped it and broke the base.
Summary: As others have pointed out, the lid and spout are poorly executed. If you make a full pot, it is impossible to pour coffee without creating a mess, unless you pour very, very slowly. The coffee hits the lid and flows out at the sides of the spout, missing the target completely. I don't understand why they didn't go back to the drawing board after a prototype was made.