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: Bought this Coffee maker for our Airstream travel trailer and it is perfect. Nice size, makes great coffee and not having to worry about storing a glass carafe makes it so much easier to travel with. Good value for the money and it also looks nice with our aluminum interior of the Airstream.
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: I have had several Hamilton Beach coffee makers. This one is ok, but not too easy to take apart to make the coffee. I have to pull the maker all the way out from under the counter and the basket will not come out easily. However, I really like to be able to get my coffee fresh from the dispenser.
Summary: We have been using this coffee pot for about 6-7 weeks now. Thus far, it has performed perfectly. It does not leak from the spout, the coffee brews hot and stays hot. I purchased this product because my wife wanted a carafe-less coffee pot and we had used one similar to this model at a friends...
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.