Summary: Bought this coffeemaker because it was highly rated by Consumer Reports. It makes an excellent cup of coffee if you use excellent coffee beans. Not thrilled with the keeping-it-warm feature. It burns the coffee. So, we don't use it. We pour the coffee into a thermal carafe to keep it somewhat hot.
Summary: I am a coffee addict and this is the best coffee machine I have ever used. This is the third machine I have purchased now having bought my very first one about 6 years ago, my 2nd one because my mother stole my first one (which she still has and is still working perfectly) and now this one after 4...
Summary: ***Update - despite ordering the carafe for the model 47454, I was sent the carafe for this model. Since I won't be able to change the seal, I guess I'll be looking for a new brand when this carafe dies. Ended up being an extremely expensive replacement, and poor quality, to boot.
Summary: I just got this coffee maker and retired the other one from Hamilron Beach that I had for about 5-6 years. I had the first Hamilton Beach brew station and it was great. It started leaking and brewing slower. I clean it out, use filtered water so I didn't have a huge problem.
It does boil the coffee, and the insulation is nonexistent
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 March 2012
Summary: This item claims not to boil the coffee, which can create a "burned" taste. However, you can hear it boiling the coffee from a few feet away. It is not a rolling boil, but the kind where you see tiny (maybe 1mm) bubbles forming on the heat plate in the 'carafe.
Summary: My unit is 13 months old and just started the dreaded leaking described by others. It took about 15 minutes to fix. Inside the, for lack of a better term, "pot", there is a dome shaped screen filter that keeps grounds from getting into the flap type valve.
Summary: This is our second Hamilton Beach Brewstation coffemaker, exact same model as the first one. It received excellent ratings the first time we bought one which is why we bought the first one and is still highly rated (by a well-known organization).
Summary: Was great for a few months,then it started leaking. Went in the kitchen to get a cup of coffee and coffee was everywhere!!! Don't but this coffee maker. i have to keep a coffee cup under the spout to catch the leaking coffee.